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Horiyoshi appoints Mitsuo Kojima as President, CEO
Nov '10
Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. announced the appointment of Mr. Mitsuo Kojima to the Board of Directors and to the position of President and CEO.

Currently, Mr. Kojima is Licensing Chief of Manhattan based fashion designer, Pinky Wolman of Pinky & Dianne New York. He has developed and licensed over 20 distinctive product categories on behalf of Pinky & Dianne, propelling the Company to an award winning and internationally acclaimed fashion business.

Mitsuo Kojima's career in fashion spans over 39 years. He has been involved in Paris Fashion Week since the 1970s, as Fashion Director of Women's Luxury Designer Goods for Japan's leading department store, ISETAN Corp. Throughout the 1980s and 90s, Mr. Kojima held senior management and advisory positions in fashion retailing, marketing and licensing. He has worked with high-end brands such as Lanvin, Paul Smith, Calvin Klein, Sonia Rykiel, Seven Jeans, Von Dutch, and the Nicky Hilton Group.

With a proven track record over the past 39 years, and a vast network of business contacts - Mr. Kojima will direct Horiyoshi Worldwide as the next premier high-end fashion apparel and accessories brand.

The Company is in the final stages of completing the acquisition of Japan based, luxury apparel design and production house - Horiyoshi the Third Limited ("HIII"). www.horiyoshi-thethird.com Upon completing the acquisition, Mr. Kojima will be implementing the immediate growth strategy of HIII by expanding the product line, increasing brand awareness, and strategically growing the Company's distribution channels in Europe, the United States and Japan.

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