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June 22, 2005

Sony Appoints Members of the Board, Corporate Executive Officers,
Corporate Executives and Group Executives

Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation announced the appointment of members to its Board of Directors following approval at the 88th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders that took place today, along with the company's Chairman of the Board, Vice Chairman of the Board, Chairmen and Members of the Nominating, Compensation and Audit Committees, Representative Corporate Executive Officers, Corporate Executive Officers, Corporate Executives, and Group Executives appointed at a Meeting of the Board of Directors held after the above mentioned General Meeting of Shareholders.
<Members of the Board > (*Independent Director)

The Board Members are as follows. Four new Board Members have been selected (**).

Howard Stringer
Ryoji Chubachi(**)
Katsumi Ihara(**)
Akishige Okada* Chairman of the Board (Representative Director),
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.,
Chairman of the Board (Representative Director),
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Hirobumi Kawano* Senior Vice President, JFE Steel Corporation
Yotaro Kobayashi* Chairman of the Board, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
Sakie T. Fukushima* Representative Director & Regional Managing Director-Japan,
Korn/Ferry International
Member, Board of Directors, Korn/Ferry International, U.S.A
Yoshihiko Miyauchi* Director, Representative Executive Officer,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
ORIX Corporation
Yoshiaki Yamauchi* Director, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
Peter Bonfield* (**) Member of the Board, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson
Fueo Sumita* (**) Chief of Sumita Accounting Office
Göran Lindahl
<Chairman of the Board and Vice Chairman of the Board >
Chairman of the Board Yotaro Kobayashi
Vice Chairman of the Board   Hirobumi Kawano
<Chairmen and Members of the Committees>
Nominating Committee
Yotaro Kobayashi (Chairman)  Hirobumi Kawano,Akishige Okada,Howard Stringer,Ryoji Chubachi

Compensation Committee
Akishige Okada (Chairman)  Yoshihiko Miyauchi,Göran Lindahl

Audit Committee
Yoshiaki Yamauchi (Chairman)  Sakie T. Fukushima,Fueo Sumita

<Corporate Executive Officers >

Representative Corporate Executive Officers(* concurrent with Director)
Howard Stringer* Chairman and CEO
Ryoji Chubachi* President and Electronics CEO
Katsumi Ihara* Executive Deputy President,
NC President of Home Electronics Network Company
Corporate Executive Officers(** Newly Appointed)
Nobuyuki Oneda EVP and CFO
Keiji Kimura EVP,
Officer in charge of Technology Strategies,
NC President of Information Technology &Communications Network Company
Nicole Seligman EVP and General Counsel
Yutaka Nakagawa** EVP,
NC President of Personal Audio Visual Network Company

<Corporate Executives > (** Newly Appointed)

Executive Deputy President
Shizuo Takashino     Sony Group China Representative

Executive Vice President
Mitsuru Ohki NC President of Professional Solutions Network Company (PSNC)
Eiji Kishi President of Personal Solutions Business Group (PSBG)
Akira Kubota NC President of Micro Systems Network Company (MSNC)
Katsuaki Tsurushima Corporate Laboratories
Fujio Nishida Electronics Marketing
Kenshi Manabe NC President of Semiconductor Solutions Network Company (SSNC)
Senior Vice President
Akira Iga President of Information Technologies Laboratories
Hiromu Inoue President of Energy Company, MSNC
Takeo Eguchi Environmental Affairs
In charge of Printer Business of PSNC
Hiromasa Otsuka Deputy President of PSBG
Yoshinori Onoue Deputy President of PSNC
Hidenosuke Kanai** Senior Vice President of Planning & Control Division,
Home Electronics Network Company (HENC)
Masataka Kawashima Internal Audit
Yasunori Kirihara Electronics Human Resources and Corporate Workplace Solutions
Shigeo Kubota President of Core Technology Development Group, MSNC
Osamu Kumagai President of Device Solutions Company, MSNC
Makoto Kogure President of TV Group, HENC
Tetsujiro Kondoh President of A-cubed Research Center, PSNC
Tadashi Saito Deputy President of SSNC
Norihisa Shirota President of Research & Development Group, SSNC
Tomoyuki Suzuki President of Imaging Device Business Group, SSNC
Masaaki Tsuruta President of SoC Business Group, SSNC
Masao Tomioka Production Strategy
Yoshihide Nakamura Intellectual Property
Kiyoshi Nishitani Deputy President of HENC
Shoji Nemoto President of Digital Imaging Business Group,
Personal Audio Visual Network Company
Shinji Hanatani** Deputy President of PSNC
Naofumi Hara** Corporate Communications and External Relations
Takashi Fukushima Deputy President of Information Technology & Communications
Network Company
Kunitaka Fujita** Group Human Resources
Masao Morita Brand and Creative Center
Yoshinori Yamamoto President of Audio Group, HENC
Takao Yuhara Investor Relations

< New Group Executives >

Robert Wiesenthal EVP and CFO, Sony Corporation of America,
In charge of Corporate Development and M&A, Sony Corporation
Hiroshi Yoshioka Corporate Vice President, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB

<Corporate Executive Officers and Executive Officers Retired >

Nobuyuki Idei Chief Corporate Advisor
(Currently Chairman and Group CEO,
Representative Corporate Executive Officer)
Kunitake Ando Advisor
(Currently President, Representative Corporate Executive Officer)
Teruo Masaki Advisor
(Currently Executive Deputy President and Group General Counsel, Corporate Executive Officer)
Teruaki Aoki Advisor
(Currently Senior Executive Vice President, Executive Officer, In charge of Technology Alliance, Intellectual Property)
Kenichiro Yonezawa Advisor
(Currently Senior Executive Vice President, Executive Officer, In charge of Corporate General Affairs, External Relations)
Takeo Minomiya Advisor
(Currently Executive Vice President, Executive Officer,
In charge of Global Professional Solutions)
Masayuki Nozoe Advisor
(Currently Executive Vice President, Executive Officer,
Deputy President of PSBG,
President of Sony Broadband Entertainment Japan, PSBG)
Yoshio Nishi Advisor
(Currently Executive Vice President, Executive Officer,
CTO of Materials Technology)
Kazuo Yamagiwa Advisor
(Currently Vice President, Executive Officer,
President of Semiconductor Development Group, SSNC)
Takeshi Matsunobu Advisor
(Currently Group Executive Officer,President and Representative Director, Sony Finance International)
Yoshihiro Taya Counselor
(Currently Senior Vice President, Executive Officer,
In charge of Procurement and Logistics)
Kozo Kaminaga Counselor
(Currently Vice President, Executive Officer,
In charge of External Relations of Global Professional Solutions)
Takao Hiramoto Counselor
(Currently Vice President, Executive Officer,
Deputy President of Home Electronics Development Group, HENC)
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