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June 22, 2006

Sony Appoints Members of the Board and Corporate Executive Officers

Tokyo, Japan- Sony Corporation announced the appointment of members to its Board of Directors following approval at the 89th 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 and Corporate Executive Officers 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. 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.

<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, Peter Bonfield,
Howard Stringer, Ryoji Chubachi
Compensation Committee
Akishige Okada (Chairman)

Yoshihiko Miyauchi, Fujio Cho, 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
Officer in charge of Procurement Strategies, TV & Video Business
Corporate Executive Officers

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
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