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April 30, 2015

Selection of Board Member Candidates

Tokyo, Japan - At the meeting of the Nominating Committee held on April 30, 2015, Sony Corporation named candidates for election to the position of Member of the Board. The selections are subject to the approval at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on June 23, 2015.

Members of the Board

The candidates for election to the position of Member of the Board are as follows.

Kazuo Hirai
Representative Corporate Executive Officer, President and CEO
Kenichiro Yoshida
Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Executive Deputy President and CFO
Kanemitsu Anraku(*)
Director, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
Osamu Nagayama(*)
Representative Director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Takaaki Nimura(*)
Certified Public Accountant
Eikoh Harada(*)
Representative Director, Chairman and CEO, Benesse Holdings, Inc.
Representative Director and CEO, Benesse Corporation
Joichi Ito(*)
Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab
Tim Schaaff
Retired President, Sony Network Entertainment International LLC
Independent Startup Advisor
Kazuo Matsunaga(*)
Retired Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
Koichi Miyata(*)
President, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
John V. Roos(*)
Former United States Ambassador to Japan
Eriko Sakurai(*)
Chairman and CEO, Dow Corning Toray Co., Ltd.
  • (*)An Outside Director who satisfies the requirements under Item 15, Article 2 of the Companies Act of Japan
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