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February 27, 2009

Executive Appointments

Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation announces the following executive appointments effective as of April 1, 2009

Howard Stringer

  • (New)
    Member of the Board, Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Chairman, President and CEO
  • (Currently)
    Member of the Board, Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Chairman and CEO

Ryoji Chubachi

  • (New)
    Member of the Board, Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Vice Chairman
  • (Currently)
    Member of the Board, Representative Corporate Executive Officer, President and Electronics CEO

Katsumi Ihara

  • (New)
    Corporate Executive, Executive Deputy President
  • (Currently)
    Member of the Board, Representative Corporate Executive Officer
    Executive Deputy President, Officer in charge of Consumer Products Group

Hiroshi Yoshioka

  • (New)
    Corporate Executive Officer, Executive Deputy President, Officer in charge of Consumer Products
    Group, Semiconductor and Component Groups
  • (Currently)
    Corporate Executive, EVP, President of TV Business Group

Yutaka Nakagawa

  • (New)
    Corporate Executive Officer, Executive Deputy President, Officer in charge of Manufacturing,
    Logistics and Procurement
  • (Currently)
    Corporate Executive Officer, Executive Deputy President, Officer in charge of Semiconductor and
    Component Groups, Production Strategy, Procurement and Supply Chain

Kazuo Hirai

  • (New)
    Corporate Executive Officer, EVP, Officer in charge of Networked Products & Service Group
  • (Continue as)
    President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Kunimasa Suzuki

  • (New)
    Corporate Executive, SVP, Deputy President of Networked Products & Service Group, President of
    VAIO Business Group
  • (Currently)
    EVP, Sony Electronics Inc. (U.S.A.)

Yoshihisa Ishida

  • (New)
    Corporate Executive, SVP, President of TV Business Group
  • (Currently)
    Corporate Executive, SVP, President of VAIO Business Group

Keiichiro Shimada

  • (New)
    Corporate Executive, SVP, In charge of R&D, Technology and Common Software Platform
  • (Currently)
    Corporate Executive, SVP, President of Technology Development Group, Head of Consumer
    Products Group UI Center
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