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June 16, 2008

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 20, 2008.

<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 20

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 20

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


<Corporate Executives>  (** Promoted, *** Newly Appointed)

As of June 20

Executive Deputy President

Shizuo Takashino     Sony Group China Representative


Executive Vice President (EVP)

Kyung-soo Ahn President of B2B Solutions Business Group
Akira Kubota Procurement
Tadashi Saito** President of Semiconductor Business Group
Masayoshi Sugiyama**   Energy Business Group and Chemical Device Business Group
Hiroshi Yoshioka** President of TV Business Group


Senior Vice President (SVP)

Yoshihisa Ishida President of VAIO Business Group
Shigeki Ishizuka President of Digital Imaging Business Group
Tetsuo Urabe*** President of Display Device Development Group
Hiromasa Otsuka Deputy President of B2B Solutions Business Group
Yoshinori Onoue Deputy President of B2B Solutions Business Group
Hidenosuke Kanai Photonic Device & Module Business Group,
Mobile Display Business Group and Memory Stick Business Center
Yukio Kubota Technology Policy and Relations
Osamu Kumagai President of Advanced Materials Laboratories
Makoto Kogure Products Quality & Safety
Tetsujiro Kondo Corporate Fellow
Kiyoshi Shikano***   Senior General Manager of Global Marketing Department
Keiichiro Shimada President of Technology Development Group
Norihisa Shirota Senior General Manager of Research & Development Division
Semiconductor Business Group
Tomoyuki Suzuki Deputy President of Semiconductor Business Group
Masaaki Tsuruta Deputy President of Semiconductor Business Group,
Corporate Technology Planning
Kiyoshi Nishitani Corporate Workplace Solutions, Environment and Disc Manufacturing Business
Shoji Nemoto*** Audio Business Group and Video Business Group
(As of July 1st. Currently Corporate VP, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB)
Shinji Hasejima*** Senior General Manager of Business Transformation / IS Center
Shinji Hanatani Deputy President of B2B Solutions Business Group
Naofumi Hara Corporate Communications, External Relations,
Corporate Social Responsibility and Kansai Region
Kunitaka Fujita Human Resources
Masao Morita Brand and Creative Center


<New Group Executives>

As of June 20

Shinichi Tanemo    Group Executive
(President, Sony Semiconductor Kyushu Corporation)


<Corporate Executives Retired >

As of June 20

Akira Iga     (Currently SVP, Corporate Fellow)
Yasunori Kirihara (Currently SVP, Corporate Workplace Solutions and Environment)
Mario Tokoro (Currently SVP, Technology Policy and Relations)
Takashi Fukuda    (Currently SVP)
Yoshinori Yamamoto    (Currently SVP)


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