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June 08, 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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