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September 22,2005

Organizational Announcement and New Appointments

Tokyo, Japan - Effective October 1, the current Sony Corporation Network Companies will be reorganized into the following five Business Groups, two Units and one Division. Concurrently with this reorganization, two Development Groups will be newly established.

Organizational Changes

< as of October 1st>

Newly established Business Group/Division/Development Group

  • -TV Business Group
  • -Video Business Group
  • -Digital Imaging Business Group
  • -Audio Business Group
  • -VAIO Business Division
  • -B&P Business Group
  • -Core Component Business Unit
  • -Semiconductor Business Unit
  • -Technology Development Group
  • -Display Device Development Group

Personnel Changes

< as of October 1st>

  • Katsumi Ihara
    -Executive Deputy President,
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer-
    Scheduled to be appointed as President of TV Business Group
    Currently NC President of Home Electronics Network Company (HENC)
  • Kiyoshi Nishitani
    -SVP, Corporate Executive-
    Scheduled to be appointed as President of Video Business Group Currently Deputy President of HENC
  • Yutaka Nakagawa
    -EVP, Corporate Executive Officer-
    Scheduled to be appointed as President of Digital Imaging Business Group/
    President of Audio Business Group
    Currently NC President of Personal Audio Visual Network Company (PAVNC)
  • Yoshihisa Ishida
    Scheduled to be appointed as Senior General Manager of VAIO Business Division
    Currently Senior General Manager of VAIO Business Division, Information Technology & Communications Network Company (ITCNC)
  • Mitsuru Ohki
    -EVP, Corporate Executive-
    Scheduled to be appointed as President of B&P Business Group
    Currently NC President of Professional Solutions Network Company (PSNC)
  • Akira Kubota
    -EVP, Corporate Executive-
    Scheduled to be appointed as President of Core Component Business Unit
    Currently NC President of Micro Systems Network Company (MSNC)
  • Kenshi Manabe
    -EVP, Corporate Executive-
    Scheduled to be appointed as President of Semiconductor Business Unit
    Currently NC President of Semiconductor Solutions Network Company (SSNC)
  • Keiji Kimura
    -EVP, Corporate Executive Officer -
    Scheduled to be appointed as President of Technology Development Group
    Concurrently in charge of Technology Strategies
    Currently NC President of ITCNC
  • Ryoji Chubachi
    -President and
    Electronics CEO, Representative
    Corporate Executive Officer-
    Scheduled to be appointed as President of Display Device Development Group

< as of November 1st>

  • Hideki Komiyama
    Scheduled to be appointed as EVP, Corporate Executive
    In charge of Electronics Marketing, Senior General Manager of Global Marketing Division
    Concurrently President, Chief Operating Officer of Sony Electronics Inc.
    (Currently Group Executive)
  • Shoji Nemoto
    Scheduled to be appointed as Group Executive,
    Corporate VP of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    (Currently SVP, Corporate Executive)
  • Hiroshi Yoshioka
    Scheduled to be appointed as SVP, Corporate Executive,
    President of Audio Business Group
    (Currently Group Executive,
    Corporate Vice President of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB)
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