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March 31,2005

Executive Appointments

Tokyo, Japan --- At its Board of Directors Meeting, Sony Corporation approved the individual officers for the positions of Corporate Executive Officer, Executive Officer and Group Executive Officer.

  • 1. Executive Officers Resignations
    As of March 31
  • Takashi Hayashi
    Currently Vice President, scheduled to be appointed as Advisor
  • Tsutomu Yamashita
    Currently Group Executive Officer, scheduled to be appointed as Advisor
  • 2. Executive Officers(newly appointed)
    As of April 1

Executive Vice President

  • Akira Kubota
    Currently Group Executive Officer,
    Scheduled to be appointed as NC President of Micro Systems Network Company and President of Applications & Devices Marketing Group, Micro Systems Network Company.

Vice President

  • Masao Tomioka
    Currently Group Executive Officer
    Scheduled to be appointed as President of Production Strategy Group, Officer in charge of Recycling Affairs
  • 3. Responsibilities of Corporate Executive Officers/ Executive Officers
    In conjunction with the introduction of the Electronics CEO position we will abolish the existing COO positions.

    As of April 1

Executive Deputy President

  • Ryoji Chubachi
    Scheduled to be appointed as Electronics CEO
    Currently COO (Micro Systems Network Company and EMCS),
    NC President of Micro Systems Network Company

Vice Chairman

  • Howard Stringer
    Scheduled to be appointed as Officer in charge of Game Business Group
    Continues as Officer in charge of Entertainment Business Group,
    Sony Group Americas Representative
    Currently COO (Entertainment Business Group, Sony Group Americas Representative)

Senior Vice President

  • Masao Morita
    Scheduled to be appointed as Officer in charge of Creative Center
    Continues as Officer in charge of Brand Strategy

Senior Vice President

  • Takeo Eguchi
    Scheduled to be appointed as Officer in charge of Environmental Affairs
    Continues as Officer in charge of Printer Business, Professional Solutions Network Company
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