TOKYO — Nissan appointed Alain Dassas chief financial officer. He will assume his new position on Sept. 17, 2007, and will lead the finance function of the company, including financial strategy, treasury, tax, capital markets, sales financing operations and communications with investors and shareholders. Dassas will report directly to Carlos Ghosn, president and CEO, Nissan Motor Company, and will be a member of Nissan's executive committee.

Dassas joins Nissan from Renault where he was president of the Renault Formula One Team. During his 24-year career at Renault, Dassas served in numerous financial, merger and acquisitions, and investor relations positions at the Renault group level, including SVP of Finance and also in Renault Credit International. Dassas has many years of experience working with Nissan through his role on the initial Renault Nissan Alliance agreement and his former board membership of Nissan Diesel. Prior to joining Renault, Dassas spent 10 years at the Chase Manhattan Bank in Paris and New York.