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June 15, 2009

Executive Appointments

Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation has decided candidates for the positions of Representative Corporate Executive Officers, Corporate Executive Officers, 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 19, 2009. The selections of Corporate Executives and Group Executives are to be submitted for internal approval following the appointment of Representative Corporate Executive Officers and Corporate Executive Officers.

[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 19
Howard Stringer(*) Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Ryoji Chubachi(*) Vice Chairman
  Officer in charge of Product Quality & Safety and Environmental Affairs 

Nobuyuki Oneda(*)
(Promoted)

Executive Deputy President and Chief Financial Officer
Corporate Executive Officers
As of June 19
Yutaka Nakagawa Executive Deputy President
Officer in charge of Manufacturing, Logistics and Procurement operation
Hiroshi Yoshioka Executive Deputy President
Officer in charge of Consumer Products & Devices Group(CPDG)
Keiji Kimura EVP
Officer in charge of Intellectual Property, Information Systems,
B2B solutions business and the Disc Manufacturing business

Nicole Seligman

EVP and General Counsel
Kazuo Hirai EVP
Officer in charge of the Networked Products & Services Group(NPSG)

 

 
[Corporate Executive](**Promoted)
As of June 19
Executive Vice President(EVP)
Akira Kubota Sony Group China Representative
Kyung-soo Ahn

President of B2B Solutions Business Group

Tadashi Saito Deputy President of Consumer Products & Devices Group and
President of Semiconductor Business Group

Kunitaka Fujita(**)

In charge of Human Resources and Corporate Workplace Solutions
Senior Vice President (SVP)
Kiyoshi Nishitani In charge of Environment and Technology Policy and Relations
Tetsujiro Kondo

Corporate Fellow

Norihisa Shirota Senior General Manager of Research & Development Division,
Semiconductor Business Group, CPDG
Shoji Nemoto In charge of Technologies, Networked Products & Services Group
Hiromasa Otsuka Deputy President of B2B Solutions Business Group
Tsugie Miyashita In charge of External Relations and Kansai Region
In charge of Device Sales, Consumer Products & Devices Group
Masaru Kato Deputy CFO
Makoto Kogure Deputy President of B2B Solutions Business Group
Osamu Kumagai President of Advanced Materials Laboratories and
President of Core Device Development Group,
R&D, Common Software Platform
Tomoyuki Suzuki Deputy President of Semiconductor Business Group, CPDG
Masaaki Tsuruta Deputy President of Semiconductor Business Group, CPDG
Shinji Hanatani Deputy President of B2B Solutions Business Group
Hidenosuke Kanai Deputy President of Device Solutions Business Group, CPDG
Yoshihisa Ishida President of Home Entertainment Business Group, CPDG
Shigeki Ishizuka President of Device Solutions Business Group, CPDG
Keiichiro Shimada In charge of R&D, Common Software Platform and
President of Technology Development Group
Shinji Hasejima Senior General Manager of Business Transformation/IS Center
Kiyoshi Shikano Senior General Manager of Global Marketing Division
Tetsuo Urabe Deputy President of Core Device Development Group,
R&D, Common Software Platform
Kunimasa Suzuki Deputy President of Networked Products & Services Group
George Bailey Chief Transformation Officer

Masashi Imamura(**)

President of Personal  Imaging and Sound Business Group, CPDG
[New Group Executives]
As of June 19
Katsumi Ihara Group Executive
Executive Vice President and Representative Director, Sony Financial Holdings Inc.
(subject to the approval from SFH shareholders meeting)
Masao Morita Group Executive
Chairman and Representative Director, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and
Representative Director, Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
Nobuki Kurita(**) Group Executive
President, Sony Marketing (Japan) Inc.

Rolf Schmidt-Holtz(**)

Group Executive
Chief Executive Officer, Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
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Brand and Corporate Communications/Corporate Social Responsibility will be newly assigned as follows:
Soichi Kawachi Brand
(Continues as Corporate Officer, Sony Marketing(Japan)Inc.)
Shiro Kambe Senior General Manager, Corporate Communications
Corporate Social Responsibility
(Currently Senior General Manager, Group Strategy Division)
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