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June 15, 2010

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 18, 2010. 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 (as of June 18, 2010):

Representative Corporate Executive Officers (* to be concurrent with Director)
Howard Stringer* Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Ryoji Chubachi*

Vice Chairman
Officer in charge of Product Quality & Safety and Environmental Affairs

Corporate Executive Officers
Yutaka Nakagawa Executive Deputy President
Officer in charge of Manufacturing, Logistics, Procurement and CS Platform
Hiroshi Yoshioka Executive Deputy President
Officer in charge of the Consumer Products, Professional Solutions, and Device businesses
Keiji Kimura Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Intellectual Property and the Disc Manufacturing business
Nicole Seligman Executive Vice President
General Counsel
Kazuo Hirai Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of the Networked Products and Services businesses
Masaru Kato
(Promoted)
Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
‹Corporate Executives›
The candidates for Corporate Executives are as follows (as of June 18, 2010):

Executive Vice President (EVP)
Akira Kubota Sony Group China Representative
Tadashi Saito Deputy President of Consumer, Professional & Devices Group,
President of Semiconductor Business Group and Professional Solutions 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
Norihisa Shirota In charge of Technology (System), Semiconductor Business Group,
Consumer, Professional & Devices Group
Shoji Nemoto Deputy President of Professional Solutions Group,
Consumer, Professional & Devices Group
Hiromasa Otsuka In charge of New Business, Professional Solutions Group,
Consumer, Professional & Devices Group
Tsugie Miyashita In charge of External Relations and Kansai Region
In charge of Device Sales, Consumer, Professional & Devices Group
Makoto Kogure In charge of Products Quality & Safety
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,
Consumer, Professional & Devices Group
Masaaki Tsuruta In charge of Technologies, Networked Products & Services Group
Shinji Hanatani In charge of Japan Sales, Professional Solutions Group,
Consumer, Professional & Devices Group
Hidenosuke Kanai Deputy President of Device Solutions Business Group,
Consumer, Professional & Devices Group
Yoshihisa Ishida President of Home Entertainment Business Group,
Consumer, Professional & Devices Group
Shigeki Ishizuka President of Device Solutions Business Group,
Consumer, Professional & Devices Group
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 Global Sales & Marketing Officer
Tetsuo Urabe Deputy President of Core Device Development Group,
R&D, Common Software Platform
Kunimasa Suzuki Deputy President of Networked Products & Services Group, President of VAIO Business Group
George Bailey Chief Transformation Officer
Masashi Imamura President of Personal  Imaging&Sound Business Group,
Consumer, Professional & Devices Group
Yasuhiro Ueda
(Promoted)
Senior General Manager of Image Sensor Business Division,
Semiconductor Business Group, Consumer, Professional & Devices Group
Shigeru Ganse
(Promoted)
President of Software Design Group, R&D, Common Software Platform
Shiro Kambe
(Promoted)
In charge of Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility
Kazuaki Takanose
(Promoted)
President of Procurement Group,
Manufacturing, Logistics, Procurement and CS Platform
Takemi Nagasaka
(Promoted)
Senior General Manager of Accounting Division
Keiji Nakazawa
(Promoted)
In charge of Group Risk Office, CICR, and
Statutory Auditors' Office of the Affiliated Companies
‹New Group Executives› (As of June 18, 2010)
Bert Nordberg President, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
‹Corporate Executive Officer, Corporate Executive and Group Executives Retired› (As of June 18, 2010)
Nobuyuki Oneda Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Executive Deputy President
and Chief Financial Officer
Kyung-soo Ahn Corporate Executive, Executive Vice President,
Chairman of Sony Korea Corporation
Makoto Yashiki Group Executive,
President of Sony Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.
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