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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
(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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