Form 6-K


Washington, D.C. 20549



Form 6-K






For the month of July 2003



Kookmin Bank

(Translation of registrant’s name into English)




9-1, 2-Ga, Namdaemun-Ro, Jung-Gu, Seoul, Korea 100-703

(Address of principal executive office)



Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.


Form 20-F    x   Form 40-F    ¨


Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1): ¨


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Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7): ¨


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Indicate by check mark whether by furnishing the information contained in this Form, the registrant is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.


Yes    ¨   No    x


Reorganization of Headquarters and

New Positions of Executive Vice Presidents


On July 18, 2003, Kookmin Bank announced the restructuring of its headquarters and change of positions of Executive Vice Presidents, of which details are as follows:


Reorganization of Headquarters


Kookmin Bank reorganized its headquarters from 5 Divisions and 9 Business Units to 4 Divisions and 8 Business Units. The number of teams is reduced from 63 to 59 (including Training & Education Center).


New Positions of Executive Vice Presidents


In line with the reorganization, Jung-Tae Kim, President & CEO of Kookmin Bank changed the positions of Executive Vice Presidents as follows. The new positions take effect as of July 18, 2003.


Name    Position    

Jong-Kyoo Yoon

   EVP, Head of Corporate Strategy & Finance Division    

Donald H.MacKenzie

   EVP, Risk Management Division    

Sung-Chul Kim

   EVP, General Administration Division    


   Information Technology Division   Temporarily vacant
position until a new
CIO is appointed.

Young-Il Kim

   EVP, Retail Banking Business Unit    

Ki-Taek Hong

   EVP, Corporate Banking Business Unit    

Sung-Hyun Chung

   EVP, International Banking Business Unit    

Ki-Sup Shin

   EVP, Capital Market Business Unit    

Seong-Kyu Lee

   EVP, Business Supporting Business Unit    

See-Young Lee

   EVP, Credit Card Business Unit    

Woo-Jung Lee


EVP, Trust Business Unit &

EVP, National Housing Fund Business Unit






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.



Kookmin Bank


Date: July 18, 2003






By:    /s/    Jong-Kyoo Yoon


Name:    Jong-Kyoo Yoon


Title:      Executive Vice President &
Chief Financial Officer