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June 19,2012

Executive Appointments

Tokyo, Japan – Sony Corporation has decided candidates for the positions of Representative Corporate Executive Officers, Corporate Executive Officers and Corporate 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 27, 2012. The selections of Corporate Executives are to be submitted for internal approval following the appointment of Representative Corporate Executive Officers and Corporate Executive Officers.
(Changes are underline)

<Corporate Executive Officers> (*concurrently a Director)
The candidates for Representative Corporate Executive Officers and Corporate Executive Officers are as follows (as of June 27, 2012):

Representative Corporate Executive Officers

Kazuo Hirai*
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ryoji Chubachi*
Vice Chairman

Corporate Executive Officers

Hiroshi Yoshioka
Executive Deputy President
Officer in charge of Medical business
Keiji Kimura
Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Intellectual Property
Nicole Seligman
Executive Vice President
General Counsel
Masaru Kato*
Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
Tadashi Saito
Executive Vice President
Chief Strategy Officer
Shoji Nemoto
Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Professional Solutions Business,
Digital Imaging Business, Disk Manufacturing Business, System & Software Technology Platform and Corporate R&D
President of Professional Solutions Group
Tomoyuki Suzuki
Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Semiconductor Business, Device Solutions Business and Advanced Device Technology Platform
President of Semiconductor Business Group
President of Device Solutions Business Group
President of Core Device Development Group, Advanced Device Technology Platform
Mr. Suzuki to be appointed President of Device Solutions Business Group on July 1, 2012.
Kunimasa Suzuki
Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of PC Business, Mobile Business and UX, Product Strategy and Creative Platform
President of UX & Product Strategy Group, UX, Product Strategy and Creative Platform

<Corporate Executives>
The candidates for Corporate Executives are as follows (as of June 27, 2012):

Executive Vice President (EVP)

Akira Kubota
Sony Group China Representative
Kunitaka Fujita
In charge of Human Resources and General Affairs

Senior Vice President (SVP)

Hiromasa Otsuka
In charge of Life Science Business, Medical Business Unit
Makoto Kogure
In charge of Environment
In charge of Product Quality & Safety,
Manufacturing, Logistics, Procurement and Quality Platform
Osamu Kumagai
In charge of Medical Regulatory Affairs Management,
Medical Business Unit
Mr. Kumagai scheduled to retire as President of Advanced Materials Laboratories, Advanced Device Technology
Platform as of end of June
Haruyasu Nagata
In charge of Global Sales & Marketing
President of Global Sales & Marketing Group
Masaaki Tsuruta
In charge of Technology Policy and Relations
Shinji Hanatani
In charge of Japan Sales, Professional Solutions Group
Hidenosuke Kanai
Deputy President of Device Solutions Business Group
Shigeki Ishizuka
President of Digital Imaging Business Group
Senior General Manager of Products Development Center, UX & Product Strategy Group, UX,
Product Strategy and Creative Platform
Mr. Ishizuka scheduled to retire as President of Device Solutions Business Group as of end of June.
Keiichiro Shimada
In charge of Mid-to-Long term Technology,
System & Software Technology Platform and Corporate R&D
Kiyoshi Shikano
In charge of External Relations and Kansai Region
Masashi Imamura
President of Home Entertainment & Sound Business Group
Yasuhiro Ueda
Senior General Manager of Image Sensor Business Division,
Semiconductor Business Group
Shigeru Ganse
President of Software Design Group,
System & Software Technology Platform
Shiro Kambe
In charge of Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility
Kazuaki Takanose
President of Procurement Group,
Manufacturing, Logistics, Procurement and Quality 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
Senior General Manager of System LSI Business Division,
Semiconductor Business Group
Ichiro Takagi
Deputy President of Home Entertainment & Sound Business Group
Philip Reitinger
Chief Information Security Officer
Ryosuke Akahane (Promoted)
President of VAIO&Mobile Business Group
Yoshito Ezure (Promoted)
President of Logistics Group,
Manufacturing, Logistics, Procurement and Quality Platform
Fumiaki Sakai (Promoted)
Chief Information Officer,
Senior General Manager of Business Transformation / IS Center

<Corporate Executives Retired> (as of June 27, 2012)

Yutaka Nakagawa
Vice Chairman, Corporate Executive,
In charge of Manufacturing, Logistics, Procurement and Quality Platform
Norihisa Shirota
Senior Vice President, Corporate Executive,
In charge of Technology (System), Semiconductor Business Group
Tsugie Miyashita
Senior Vice President, Corporate Executive,
In charge of Special Assignments
George Bailey
Senior Vice President, Corporate Executive,
Chief Transformation Officer and in charge of Information Systems
Mr. Bailey to be appointed Senior Advisor, Sony Corporation of America on June 27, 2012.
  • In addition, Sony Corporation plans to make the following Group Executives changes, effective June 27, 2012.

<New Group Executives> (as of June 27, 2012)

Hiroshi Kawano
President, Corporate Executive, Representative Director,
Sony Marketing of Japan
President, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan
A division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., overseeing the business in Japan
Masaru Tamagawa
President, Sony Europe
Mr. Tamagawa to be appointed President, Sony Europe on July 1, 2012.
Martin Bandier
Chairman & CEO, Sony / ATV Music Publishing
Tim Schaaff
President, Sony Network Entertainment

<Group Executive Retired> (as of June 27, 2012)

Robert Wiesenthal
Group Executive,
Executive Vice President, Sony Corporation of America
In charge of Corporate Development and M&A, Sony Corporation
Mr. Wiesenthal to be appointed President International, Sony / ATV Music Publishing on June 27, 2012.
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