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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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