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May 24, 2016

Sony Corporation Executive Appointments

Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation today announced candidates for the positions of Representative Corporate Executive Officers, Corporate Executive Officers, Business Executives and Corporate Executives to be appointed effective June 17, 2016. The appointments 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 17, 2016. The appointments of Business Executives and Corporate Executives are to be submitted for internal approval following the appointment of Representative Corporate Executive Officers and Corporate Executive Officers.

Corporate Executive Officers (*concurrently a Director)

The candidates for Representative Corporate Executive Officers and Corporate Executive Officers are as follows (as of June 17, 2016):

Representative Corporate Executive Officers

  • Kazuo Hirai*
    President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Kenichiro Yoshida*
    Executive Deputy President and Chief Financial Officer

Corporate Executive Officers (EVPs listed in order of appointment)

  • Tomoyuki Suzuki
    Executive Deputy President
    Officer in charge of R&D Platform
    In charge of Energy Business and Storage Media Business
  • Shiro Kambe
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Legal, Compliance, Corporate Communications,
    CSR and External Relations
  • Masashi Imamura
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Manufacturing, Logistics, Procurement,
    Quality & Environment
    In charge of Engineering Platform
  • Shigeki Ishizuka
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Imaging Products and Solutions Business
    President of Digital Imaging Group
    President of Professional Solutions and Services Group
  • Andrew House
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Game & Network Services Business
    President and Global CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
  • Michael Lynton
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Pictures and Music Businesses
    CEO, Sony Entertainment Inc.
    Chairman & CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
    CEO, Sony Corporation of America
  • Ichiro Takagi
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Home Entertainment & Sound Business and Consumer AV Sales & Marketing
    Representative Director and President, Sony Visual Products Inc.
    Representative Director and President, Sony Video & Sound Products Inc.
  • Hiroki Totoki
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Mobile Communications Business
    In charge of New Business Platform (Strategy)
    President & CEO, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    President and Representative Director, So-net Corporation
  • Kazushi Ambe
    (Newly appointed)
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Human Resources and General Affairs

Business Executives (listed in order of appointment)

The candidates for Business Executives are as follows (as of June 17, 2016):

  • Katsumi Ihara
    Chairman, Director,
    Sony Financial Holdings Inc. (**)
    Chairman, Director, Sony Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
  • Doug Morris
    CEO, Sony Music Entertainment
  • Martin Bandier
    Chairman & CEO, Sony / ATV Music Publishing LLC
  • Hiroshi Kawano
    President and Representative Director, Sony Marketing Inc.
    President and Corporate Executive, Sony Marketing Japan Inc.
  • Masaru Tamagawa
    Chairman, Representative Director and Global Sales & Marketing Officer, Sony Marketing Inc.
  • Kunimasa Suzuki
    Executive Vice President, Sony Entertainment Inc.
  • Izumi Kawanishi
    Director, EVP, Product Business Group,
    Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
  • Yasuhiro Ueda
    President, Representative Director,
    Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation
  • Michael Fasulo
    President and COO, Sony Electronics Inc.
  • Tomoo Hagimoto
    President, Representative Director, Sony Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
  • Michinori Mizuno
    Representative Director and CEO,
    Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
  • Hidehiko Teshirogi
    EVP, Deputy Head of Product Business Group,
    Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    In charge of TS Business, Sony Corporation
  • Yoshito Ezure
    Representative Director and President,
    Sony Energy Devices Corporation
  • Toru Katsumoto
    Deputy President of Imaging Products and Solutions Sector
    President of Professional Products Group
    President of Medical Business Unit
  • Hideyuki Furumi
    EVP, Global Sales & Marketing, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Director, So-net Corporation
  • Toshihiko Ohnishi
    Deputy President of Professional Solutions and Services Group,
    Imaging Products and Solutions Sector
  • Terushi Shimizu
    Representative Director and President, Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
  • Shigeru Ishii
    (Promoted)
    President, Representative Director,
    Sony Financial Holdings Inc. (**)
  • Mitsuya Kishida
    (Promoted)
    Representative Director and President,
    Sony Global Manufacturing & Operations Corporation
  • Tsuyoshi Kodera<br> (Promoted)
    Deputy President, Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
  • **The appointments are subject to the approval at Sony Financial Holdings Inc.'s Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders as well as the Board of Directors' meeting both to be held on June 23, 2016.

Corporate Executives (listed in order of appointment)

The candidates for Corporate Executives are as follows (as of June 17, 2016):

  • Shoji Nemoto
    Sony Group China Representative
    In charge of Disc Manufacturing Business
  • Keiichiro Shimada
    In charge of Mid-to-Long Term Technology, R&D Platform
    In charge of Technology Policy and Relations
  • Fumiaki Sakai
    Chief Information Officer
  • Masayuki Hattori
    President of System R&D Group, R&D Platform
  • Teruo Hirayama
    President of Device & Material R&D Group, R&D Platform
  • Toshimoto Mitomo
    In charge of Intellectual Property and Mid-to-Long Term Business Development
  • Natsuko Takei
    Senior General Manager of Legal & Compliance Department
  • Hiroichi Kawahira
    President of Advanced Materials Laboratories,
    Device & Material R&D Group, R&D Platform
  • Hiroyuki Sato
    In charge of Quality & Environment
    Deputy President of Digital Imaging Group, Imaging Products and Solutions Sector
  • Kazuhiko Takeda
    In charge of Corporate Planning & Control and Accounting
    Senior General Manager of Corporate Planning & Control Department
  • Hiroaki Kitano
    (Promoted)
    President & Chief Executive Officer,
    Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.
  • Atsuko Murakami
    (Promoted)
    Senior General Manager of Finance Department

Business Executive to Retire (as of June 17, 2016)

  • Nobuki Kurita
    Chairman, Sony (China) Co., Ltd
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