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April 24, 2009

Executive Appointments

Tokyo, Japan - At the meeting of the Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors held on April 23, 2009, Sony Corporation named candidates for election to the position of Member of the Board. The selections are subject to the approval of the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on June 19, 2009

Members of the Board
The candidates for election to the position of Member of the Board are as follows.

  • Howard Stringer
    Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
  • Ryoji Chubachi
    Vice Chairman
  • Nobuyuki Oneda(**)
    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    ‹Promotion Proposal› Subject to approval at the Board of Directors meeting to be held on June 19, 2009,
    Mr. Oneda is to be promoted to the position of Executive Deputy President (effective June 19, 2009)
  • Yotaro Kobayashi(*)
    Former Chairman of the Board, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
  • Sakie T. Fukushima(*)
    Regional Managing Director-Japan, Korn/Ferry International
  • Yoshihiko Miyauchi(*)
    Director, Representative Executive Officer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
    ORIX Corporation
  • Yoshiaki Yamauchi(*)
    Director, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
  • Peter Bonfield(*)
    Chairman of the Supervisory Board, NXP B.V.
  • Fueo Sumita(*)
    Chief of Sumita Accounting Office
  • Fujio Cho(*)
    Chairman of the Board, Toyota Motor Corporation
  • Ryuji Yasuda(*)
    Professor, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University
  • Yukako Uchinaga(*)
    Director and Vice Chairman, Benesse Corporation
    Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President, Berlitz International, Inc.
  • Mitsuaki Yahagi(*)
    Chairman of the Board, The Japan Research Institute, Limited
  • Tsun-Yan Hsieh(*)
    Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Company
  • Roland A. Hernandez(*)
    Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Telemundo Group, Inc.
  • (*) An Outside Director who satisfies the requirements under Item 15, Article 2 of the Japanese Company Law
  • (**) One new Board Member has been selected as a candidate for election to the position of Member of the Board
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