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June 27, 2012

Executive Appointments

Tokyo, Japan – Sony Corporation announced the appointment of members to its Board of Directors following approval at the 95th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders that took place today, along with the company's Chairman of the Board, Vice Chairman of the Board, Chairman and Members of the Nominating, Compensation and Audit Committees, Representative Corporate Executive Officers and Corporate Executive Officers appointed at a Meeting of the Board of Directors held after the above mentioned General Meeting of Shareholders.
Members of the Board
*The candidates are not changed at the announcement on May, 9.

Kazuo Hirai (**) Representative Corporate Executive Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer
Ryoji Chubachi Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Vice Chairman
Masaru Kato (**) Corporate Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Howard Stringer Chairman of the Board
Peter Bonfield (*) Chairman of the Board, NXP Semiconductors N.V.
Ryuji Yasuda (*) Professor, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University
Yukako Uchinaga (*) Director and Executive Vice President, Benesse Holdings, Inc.
Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President, Berlitz Corporation
Mitsuaki Yahagi (*) Representative Director, Chairman of the Board, The Japan Research Institute, Ltd.*
*Mr. Yahagi to be appointed Special Advisor, The Japan Research Institute. Ltd. on June 28, 2012.
Tsun-Yan Hsieh (*) Founder & Chairman, LinHart Group
Roland A. Hernandez (*) Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Telemundo Group, Inc.
Kanemitsu Anraku (*) Director, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
Yorihiko Kojima (*) Chairman of the Board, Mitsubishi Corporation
Osamu Nagayama (*) Representative Director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Takaaki Nimura (*)(**) Certified Public Accountant

(*) An Outside Director who satisfies the requirements under Item 15, Article 2 of the Companies Act of Japan
(**) New Members of the Board


Chairman of the Board and Vice Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the Board Howard Stringer
Vice Chairman of the Board Osamu Nagayama

Chairman and Members of the Committees
Nominating Committee
Chair Peter Bonfield
Members Osamu Nagayama, Roland A. Hernandez, Yorihiko Kojima
Howard Stringer, Kazuo Hirai, Ryoji Chubachi

Compensation Committee
Chair Ryuji Yasuda
Members Tsun-Yan Hsieh, Masaru Kato

Audit Committee
Chair Takaaki Nimura
Members Mitsuaki Yahagi, Kanemitsu Anraku

Corporate Executive Officers (*concurrently a Director)
*The candidate are not changed at the announcement on July 19.
Representative Corporate Executive Officers
Kazuo Hirai* President and Chief Executive Officer
Ryoji Chubachi* Vice Chairman

Corporate Executive Officers
Hiroshi Yoshioka Executive Deputy President
Officer in charge of Medical business
Keiji Kimura Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Intellectual Property
Nicole Seligman Executive Vice President
General Counsel
Masaru Kato* Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
Tadashi Saito Executive Vice President
Chief Strategy Officer
Shoji Nemoto Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Professional Solutions Business,
Digital Imaging Business, Disk Manufacturing Business,
System & Software Technology Platform and Corporate R&D
President of Professional Solutions Group
Tomoyuki Suzuki Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Semiconductor Business,
Device Solutions Business and Advanced Device Technology Platform
President of Semiconductor Business Group
President of Device Solutions Business Group*
President of Core Device Development Group,
Advanced Device Technology Platform
*Mr. Suzuki to be appointed President of Device Solutions Business Group on July 1, 2012.
Kunimasa Suzuki Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of PC Business, Mobile Business and UX,
Product Strategy and Creative Platform
President of UX & Product Strategy Group, UX, Product Strategy and Creative Platform

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