Honda Motor to appoint R&D chief Toshihiro Mibe as new CEO: Report

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co will name Toshihiro Mibe, head of the Japanese automaker's research and development arm, as its new chief executive officer, two sources told Reuters. Japan's second-biggest automaker will announce the decision after a board meeting as early as Friday, the sources said, requesting anonymity because the information is not public.

He will be confirmed as president and representative director at an annual shareholders' meeting in June, they said. Mibe, who is already a director at Honda, would.

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