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Spansion Names Akinori Kobayashi as President of Nihon Spansion Limited

Last Updated: May 23, 2011

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 23, 2011 -- Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE), a leading provider of NOR Flash memory, today announced the appointment of Akinori Kobayashi as president of Nihon Spansion Limited.  Kobayashi will manage the Japan office and lead the sales and marketing team in Japan.

Kobayashi joins Nihon Spansion Limited from Intel, where he has held a number of senior management and sales and marketing positions for over 25 years.

"Kobayashi-san's experience in the semiconductor business and strong relationships with our customers will be a valuable asset as we move toward our next phase of growth in Japan," said John Kispert, president and CEO at Spansion.  "We look forward to his contributions."

"Nihon Spansion holds a unique and leading position in the embedded market, with strong customer relationships, a highly qualified workforce and differentiated products that design engineers need for their complete portfolio of solutions," said Kobayashi.  "I look forward to working with our customers to deliver the world-class products they require."

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