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May 29, 2013

Sony Corporation Executive Appointments

Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation today announced candidates for the positions of Representative Corporate Executive Officers, Corporate Executive Officers and Corporate Executives to be appointed effective June 20, 2013. 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 20, 2013. 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 underlined)

Corporate Executive Officers> (*concurrently a Director)
The candidates for Representative Corporate Executive Officers and Corporate Executive Officers are as follows (as of June 20, 2013):


Representative Corporate Executive Officers
Kazuo Hirai* President and Chief Executive Officer
Masaru Kato*
(Newly appointed)
Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer

Corporate Executive Officers
Nicole Seligman Executive Vice President
General Counsel
Tadashi Saito Executive Vice President
Chief Strategy Officer
Officer in charge of Medical Business
President of Medical Business Unit
Shoji Nemoto Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Professional Solutions Business,
Digital Imaging Business and Disk Manufacturing Business
President of Professional Solutions Group
Tomoyuki Suzuki Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Device Solutions Business, R&D Platform
and Common Software Design
Kunimasa Suzuki Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of PC Business, Mobile Business
and UX, Product Strategy and Creative Platform
Kunitaka Fujita
(Promoted)
Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Human Resources and General Affairs

<Corporate Executives>
The candidates for Corporate Executives are as follows (as of June 20, 2013):


Executive Vice President (EVP)
Akira Kubota Sony Group China Representative

Senior Vice President (SVP)
Shinji Hanatani In charge of Japan Sales, Professional Solutions 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
Keiichiro Shimada In charge of Mid-to-Long term Technology, R&D Platform
In charge of Technology Policy and Relations
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,
Device Solutions Business Group
Shigeru Ganse President of Software Design Group
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 Corporate Planning & Control 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 President of Device Solutions Business Group
Mr.Okamoto to be appointed President of Device Solutions Business Group on June 1.
Ichiro Takagi Deputy President of Home Entertainment & Sound Business Group
Philip Reitinger Chief Information Security Officer
Ryosuke Akahane President of VAIO & Mobile Business Group
Yoshito Ezure President of Logistics Group,
Manufacturing, Logistics, Procurement and Quality Platform
Fumiaki Sakai Chief Information Officer,
Senior General Manager of Business Transformation / IS Center
Toru Katsumoto Deputy President, Medical Business Unit
Shigeru Kato In charge of Product Quality & Safety,
Manufacturing, Logistics, Procurement and Quality Platform
In charge of Environment
Hideyuki Furumi
(Promoted)
President of UX & Product Strategy Group, UX, Product Strategy and
Creative Platform
Masayuki Hattori
(Promoted)
Senior General Manager of Research & Development Division,
Device Solutions Business Group,
Senior General Manager of Information Technology Development
Division, R&D Platform
Teruo Hirayama
(Promoted)
Senior General Manager of Semiconductor Technology Development
Division, R&D Platform
Toshimoto Mitomo
(Promoted)
In charge of Intellectual Property
Toshihiko Ohnishi
(Promoted)
Deputy President of Professional Solutions Group
Terushi Shimizu
(Promoted)
Deputy President of Device Solutions Business Group
Natsuko Takei
(Promoted)
Senior General Manager of Legal Division

<Corporate Executive Officer, Corporate Executives and Group Executive to Retire>
(as of June 20, 2013)

Keiji Kimura Corporate Executive Officer
Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Intellectual Property
Hiromasa Otsuka Senior Vice President
In charge of Life Science Business, Medical Business Unit
Makoto Kogure Senior Vice President
In charge of Environment
Osamu Kumagai Senior Vice President
In charge of Medical Regulatory Affairs Management,
Medical Business Unit
Taro Okuda Group Executive
Chairman, Representative Director of Sony Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
Mr.Okuda to retire from his current role at Sony Life Insurance on June 27.
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