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June 8, 2006

Executive Appointments

Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation has decided candidates for the positions of Representative Corporate Executive Officers and Corporate Executive Officers, and has announced the appointment of Corporate Executives and Group Executives. The selections of Representative Corporate Executive Officers and Corporate Executive Officers are subject to the approval of the Board of Directors Meeting to be held on June 22, 2006.

<Corporate Executive Officers>

The candidates for Representative Corporate Executive Officers and Corporate Executive Officers are as follows.

Representative Corporate Executive Officers (* to be concurrent with Director)

As of June 22

  • Howard Stringer*
    Chairman and CEO
  • Ryoji Chubachi*
    President and Electronics CEO
  • Katsumi Ihara*
    Executive Deputy President
    Officer in charge of Procurement Strategies, TV & Video Business

Corporate Executive Officers

As of June 22

  • Nobuyuki Oneda
    EVP and CFO
  • Keiji Kimura
    EVP
    Officer in charge of Technology Strategies and Intellectual Property
  • Nicole Seligman
    EVP and General Counsel
  • Yutaka Nakagawa
    EVP
    Officer in charge of Products Strategies, Digital Imaging Business and Audio Business

<Corporate Executives> (** Newly Appointed)

As of June 22

Executive Deputy President

  • Shizuo Takashino
    Sony Group China Representative

Executive Vice President (EVP)

  • Mitsuru Ohki
    President of B&P Business Group
  • Eiji Kishi
    President of Personal Solutions Business Group
  • Akira Kubota
    President of Core Component Business Unit
  • Hideki Komiyama
    Electronics Marketing and Sales Strategies
  • Kenshi Manabe
    President of Semiconductor Business Unit

Senior Vice President (SVP)

  • Akira Iga
    President of Information Technologies Laboratories
  • Yoshihisa Ishida**
    Senior General Manager of VAIO Business Division
  • Hiromu Inoue
    President of Energy Business Group, Core Component Business Unit
  • Hiromasa Otsuka
    Deputy President of Personal Solutions Business Group and Corporate Business Strategies
  • Yoshinori Onoue
    Deputy President of B&P Business Group
  • Hidenosuke Kanai
    Deputy President of TV & Video Business Group
  • Masataka Kawashima
    Internal Audit
  • Yasunori Kirihara
    Corporate Workplace Solutions, Production Strategies, Environment and Labor Relations
  • Shigeo Kubota
    President of Core Technology Development Group, Core Component Business Unit
  • Osamu Kumagai
    President of Materials Laboratories
  • Makoto Kogure
    Deputy President of TV & Video Business Group
  • Tetsujiro Kondo
    President of A-cubed Research Center
  • Tadashi Saito
    Deputy President of Semiconductor Business Unit
  • Norihisa Shirota
    President of Research & Development Group, Semiconductor Business Unit
  • Masayoshi Sugiyama**
    President of Chemical Device Business Group,
    Core Component Business Unit
  • Tomoyuki Suzuki
    Deputy President of Semiconductor Business Unit
  • Masaaki Tsuruta
    Corporate Technology Planning
  • Mario Tokoro
    Technology Affairs
  • Kiyoshi Nishitani
    Deputy President of TV & Video Business Group
  • Shinji Hanatani
    Deputy President of B&P Business Group
  • Naofumi Hara
    Corporate Communications, External Relations,
    Corporate Social Responsibility and Kansai Region
  • Kunitaka Fujita
    Human Resources
  • Masao Morita
    Brand and Creative Center
  • Yoshinori Yamamoto
    President of Photonic Device & Module Business Group, Core Component Business Unit
  • Takao Yuhara
    Investor Relations
  • Hiroshi Yoshioka
    President of Audio Business Group,
    Senior General Manager of Connect Business Division

<New Group Executives>

As of June 22

  • Taro Okuda
    Group Executive
    (Executive Deputy President, Sony Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
    President, Sony Life Insurance Co., Ltd. (effective June 29, 2006))
  • Makoto Yashiki
    Group Executive
    (President, Sony Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.)

<Corporate Executive Officers and Group Executive Retired >

As of June 22

  • Katsuaki Tsurushima
    (Currently EVP, Corporate Executive,
    in charge of Corporate Laboratories)
  • Takeo Eguchi
    (Currently SVP, Corporate Executive, in charge of Environmental Affairs
  • Masao Tomioka
    (Currently SVP, Corporate Executive,
    in charge of Production Strategies and Environment)
  • Yoshihide Nakamura
    (Currently SVP, Corporate Executive, in charge of Intellectual Property)
  • Akiyoshi Kawashima
    (Currently Group Executive,
    President, Sony Life Insurance Co., Ltd. (to retire June 29,2006))
  • Takashi Fukushima
    Counselor
    (Currently SVP, Corporate Executive,
    Deputy President of Technology Development Group)
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