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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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