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June 20, 2013

Sony Corporation Executive Appointments

Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation announced the appointment of members to its Board of Directors following approval at the 96th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders that took place today, along with the company's 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 have not changed since the announcement on May 8.
Kazuo Hirai Representative Corporate Executive Officer, President and CEO
Masaru Kato Representative Corporate Executive Officer, EVP and CFO
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.
Honorary Chairman, Berlitz Corporation
*Ms.Uchinaga to retire as Director and Executive Vice President, Benesse Holdings, Inc. and Honorary Chairman, Berlitz Corporation on June 22, 2013.
Mitsuaki Yahagi (*) Special Advisor, The Japan Research Institute, Ltd.
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
Eikoh Harada(*)(**) Chairman, President and CEO, Representative Director,
McDonald's Holdings Company (Japan), Ltd.
McDonald's Company (Japan), Ltd.
Joichi Ito(*)(**) Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab
Tim Schaaff(**) Retired President, Sony Network Entertainment International LLC
(*) 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
Chairman of the Board Osamu Nagayama

Chairman and Members of the Committees
Nominating Committee
Chair Peter Bonfield
Members Osamu Nagayama, Yukako Uchinaga, Yorihiko Kojima, Joichi Ito, Tim Schaaff, Kazuo Hirai, Masaru Kato

Compensation Committee
Chair Ryuji Yasuda
Members Eikoh Harada, Masaru Kato

Audit Committee
Chair Takaaki Nimura
Members Mitsuaki Yahagi, Kanemitsu Anraku

Corporate Executive Officers (*concurrently a Director)
*The candidates have not changed since the announcement on May 29

Representative Corporate Executive Officers
Kazuo Hirai* President and Chief Executive Officer
Masaru Kato*
(Newly appointed)
Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer

Corporate Executive Officers
Nicole Seligman Executive Vice President
General Counsel
Tadashi Saito Executive Vice President
Chief Strategy Officer
Officer in charge of Medical Business
President of Medical Business Unit
Shoji Nemoto Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Professional Solutions Business,
Digital Imaging Business and Disk Manufacturing Business
President of Professional Solutions Group
Tomoyuki Suzuki Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Device Solutions Business, R&D Platform
and Common Software Design
Kunimasa Suzuki Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of PC Business, Mobile Business
and UX, Product Strategy and Creative Platform
Kunitaka Fujita
(Promoted)
Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Human Resources and General Affairs



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