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June 17, 2016

Sony Corporation Executive Appointments

Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation announced the appointment of members to its Board of Directors following approval at the 99th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders that took place today, along with the company's Chairman of the Board, Chairman and Members of the Nominating, Compensation and Audit Committees, Representative Corporate Executive Officers and Corporate Executive Officers appointed at a Meeting of the Board of Directors held after the above mentioned General Meeting of Shareholders.

Members of the Board

*The candidates have not changed since the announcement on May 17.

  • Kazuo Hirai
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer, President and CEO
  • Kenichiro Yoshida
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer,
    Executive Deputy President and CFO
  • 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
    Chief Product Officer, Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Independent Startup Advisor
    Former President, Sony Network Entertainment International LLC
  • Kazuo Matsunaga(*)
    Vice Chairman of the Board,
    Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation
    Former Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • Koichi Miyata(*)
    President, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
  • John V. Roos(*)
    Former United States Ambassador to Japan
    Founding Partner, Geodesic Capital
  • 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

Chairman of the Board

  • Chairman of the Board
    Osamu Nagayama

Chairman and Members of the Committees

Nominating Committee

  • Chair
    Osamu Nagayama
  • Members
    Koichi Miyata, John V. Roos, Kazuo Hirai

Compensation Committee

  • Chair
    Eikoh Harada
  • Members
    John V. Roos, Kenichiro Yoshida

Audit Committee

  • Chair
    Takaaki Nimura
  • Members
    Kazuo Matsunaga, Eriko Sakurai

Corporate Executive Officers (*concurrently a Director)

*The candidates have not changed since the announcement on May 24.

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
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