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June 10, 2011

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 28, 2011. 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 28, 2011):


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
Kazuo Hirai Executive Deputy President
Officer in charge of Consumer Products & Services businesses,
Common Software Platform, Global Sales and Marketing Platform, and Creative Center

Corporate Executive Officers

Hiroshi Yoshioka Executive Deputy President
Officer in charge of Professional, Device & Solutions businesses
Keiji Kimura Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Intellectual Property and the Disc Manufacturing business
Nicole Seligman Executive Vice President
General Counsel
Masaru Kato Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer

<Corporate Executives>

The candidates for Corporate Executives are as follows (as of June 28, 2011):


Vice Chairman

Yutaka Nakagawa In charge of Manufacturing, SCM, Procurement and CS Platform
(Appointed from Corporate Executive Officer)

Executive Vice President (EVP)

Akira Kubota Sony Group China Representative
Tadashi Saito Deputy President of Professional, Device & Solutions Group,
President of Semiconductor Business Group
Kunitaka Fujita In charge of Human Resources and Corporate Workplace Solutions

Senior Vice President (SVP)


Norihisa Shirota In charge of Technology (System), Semiconductor Business Group,
Professional, Device & Solutions Group
Shoji Nemoto President of Professional Solutions Group,
Professional, Device & Solutions Group
Hiromasa Otsuka In charge of New Business, Professional Solutions Group,
Professional, Device & Solutions Group
Tsugie Miyashita In charge of External Relations and Kansai Region
Makoto Kogure In charge of Product Quality & Safety and Environment
Osamu Kumagai President of Core Device Development Group and
President of Advanced Materials Laboratories,
R&D Platform
Tomoyuki Suzuki In charge of R&D Platform (Materials/Device/Semiconductor Technologies)
Deputy President of Semiconductor Business Group,
Professional, Device & Solutions Group
Masaaki Tsuruta In charge of Technologies, Consumer Products & Services Group and
Technology Policy and Relations
Shinji Hanatani In charge of Japan Sales, Professional Solutions Group,
Professional, Device & Solutions Group
Hidenosuke Kanai Deputy President of Device Solutions Business Group,
Professional, Device & Solutions Group
Yoshihisa Ishida In charge of Platform Partner Strategy,
President of Home Entertainment Business Group,
Consumer Products & Services Group
Shigeki Ishizuka President of Device Solutions Business Group,
Professional, Device & Solutions Group
Keiichiro Shimada In charge of R&D Platform (Information/Media Technologies) and
Common Software Platform
President of Technology Development Group
Shinji Hasejima Senior General Manager of Business Transformation / IS Center
Kiyoshi Shikano Global Sales & Marketing Officer
Kunimasa Suzuki Deputy President of Consumer Products & Services Group
In charge of Integrated UX & Products Strategy
President of VAIO & Mobile Business Group, Consumer Products & Services Group
George Bailey Chief Transformation Officer, and in charge of Information Systems
Masashi Imamura In charge of Product Design Innovation,
President of Personal Imaging & Sound Business Group,
Consumer Products & Services Group
Yasuhiro Ueda President of Image Sensor Business Division, Semiconductor Business Group,
Professional, Device & Solutions Group
Shigeru Ganse President of Software Design Group, Common Software Platform
Shiro Kambe In charge of Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility
Kazuaki Takanose President of Procurement Group,
Manufacturing, SCM, Procurement and CS Platform
Takemi Nagasaka Senior General Manager of Accounting Division
Keiji Nakazawa In charge of Group Risk Office, CICR (Corporate Internal Control Review),
and Statutory Auditors' Office of Affiliated Companies in Japan
Yutaka Okamoto
(Promoted)
President of System LSI Business Division, Semiconductor Business Group,
Professional, Device & Solutions Group
Ichiro Takagi
(Promoted)
Deputy President of Personal Imaging & Sound Business Group,
Consumer Products & Services Group

<New Group Executive>  (as of June 28, 2011)

Phil Molyneux President and Chief Operating Officer, Sony Electronics Inc.

<Corporate Executives and Group Executive Retired>  (as of June 28, 2011)

Kiyoshi Nishitani Corporate Executive, Senior Vice President,
In charge of Environment and Technology Policy and Relations
Tetsuo Urabe Corporate Executive, Senior Vice President,
Deputy President of Core Device Development Group,
R&D Platform
Teruhisa Tokunaka Group Executive,
Chairman, Representative Director of Sony Financial Holdings Inc.
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