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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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