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April 27, 2006

Executive Appointments

Tokyo, Japan- At its Board of Directors Meeting held on April 26, 2006,Sony Corporation decided candidates for the positions of Member of the Board. The selections are subject to the approval of the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on June 22, 2006.

Members of the Board  (*Independent Director)
The candidates for Board Members are as follows. Two new Board Members have been selected (**).

Howard Stringer
Ryoji Chubachi
Katsumi Ihara
Akishige Okada* Advisor, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Hirobumi Kawano* Senior Vice President, JFE Steel Corporation
Yotaro Kobayashi* Chief Corporate Advisor, 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
Fujio Cho*(**) Vice Chairman, Toyota Motor Corporation
Ned Lautenbach*(**) Operating Partner, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc.
Göran Lindahl Chairman & CEO, LivSafe Group,
Director, INGKA Holding B.V.
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