Tokyo, November 19, 2018
Regarding media reports on the arrest of the Chairman of the Board of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
Tokyo, November 19, 2018 – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) today announces that media outlets reported that MMC's Chairman of the Board and Representative Director, Carlos Ghosn, had been arrested by Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office on the charge of filing annual securities reports containing fake statement, in breach of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act.
In response to the arrest of Ghosn, and since the alleged misconduct is related to a corporate governance and compliance issue, it is to be proposed to the Board of Directors to promptly remove Ghosn from his position as MMC's Chairman of the Board and Representative Director.
We will readily conduct an internal investigation on whether Ghosn has been engaged in the misconduct like the above within MMC.
MMC deeply apologizes for any concern caused by the recent event.