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May 31,2007

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 21, 2007.

<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 21

Howard Stringer*
Chairman and CEO
Ryoji Chubachi*
President and Electronics CEO
Katsumi Ihara*
Executive Deputy President
Officer in charge of Consumer Products Group

Corporate Executive Officers

As of June 21

Yutaka Nakagawa
Executive Deputy President
Officer in charge of Semiconductor & Component Group
Nobuyuki Oneda
EVP and CFO
Keiji Kimura
EVP
Officer in charge of Technology Strategies, Intellectual Property
and Electronics Business Strategies
Nicole Seligman
EVP and General Counsel

<Corporate Executives> (** Newly Appointed)

As of June 21

Executive Deputy President

Shizuo Takashino
Sony Group China Representative

Executive Vice President (EVP)

Akira Kubota
President of Application & Devices Marketing Group
Hideki Komiyama
Electronics Marketing and Sales Strategies

Senior Vice President (SVP)

Akira Iga
President of Information Technologies Laboratories
Yoshihisa Ishida
President of VAIO Business Group
Shigeki Ishizuka**
President of Digital Imaging Business Group
Hiromasa Otsuka
Deputy President of B2B Solutions Business Group
Yoshinori Onoue
Deputy President of B2B Solutions Business Group
Hidenosuke Kanai
Deputy President of TV Business Group and Video Business Group
Yasunori Kirihara
Corporate Workplace Solutions, Production Strategies and Environment
Osamu Kumagai
President of Materials Laboratories
Makoto Kogure
Products Quality & Safety
Tetsujiro Kondo
President of A-cubed Research Center
Tadashi Saito
Deputy President of Semiconductor Business Group
Keiichiro Shimada**
President of Technology Development Group
Norihisa Shirota
Senior General Manager of Research & Development Division
Semiconductor Business Group
Masayoshi Sugiyama
President of Chemical Device Business Group
Tomoyuki Suzuki
Deputy President of Semiconductor Business Group
Masaaki Tsuruta
Deputy President of Semiconductor Business Group,
Corporate Technology Planning
Mario Tokoro
Technology Policy and Relations
Kiyoshi Nishitani
President of Video Business Group
Shinji Hanatani
Deputy President of B2B Solutions Business Group
Naofumi Hara
Corporate Communications, External Relations,
Corporate Social Responsibility and Kansai Region
Takashi Fukuda**
President of TV Business Group
Kunitaka Fujita
Human Resources
Masao Morita
Brand and Creative Center
Yoshinori Yamamoto
President of Photonic Device & Module Business Group
Hiroshi Yoshioka
President of Audio Business Group

<New Group Executives>

As of June 21

Naoki Kitagawa
Group Executive
(CEO, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.)
Stanford Glasgow
Group Executive
(President and COO, Sony Electronics Inc.)
Kenichiro Yoshida
Group Executive
(President, So-net Entertainment Corporation)

<Corporate Executives and Group Executive Retired >

As of June 21

Mitsuru Ohki
(Currently in charge of B&P, B2B Solutions Business Group)
Eiji Kishi
(Currently in charge of Network Entertainment and Retail Business)
Kenshi Manabe
(Currently Deputy President of Semiconductor Business Group)
Masataka Kawashima
(Currently Internal Audit)
Shigeo Kubota
(Currently Assistant to President Chubachi)
Takao Yuhara
(Currently Investor Relations)
Ken Kutaragi
(Currently Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer,
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.*)
*Schedule to retire as of June 19.
Kazutomo Enomoto
(Currently Director, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.)
Andrew Lack
(Currently Chairman of the Board, Sony BMG Music Entertainment Inc.)
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