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May 19, 2017

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 15, 2017. 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 15, 2017. 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 15, 2017):
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, External Relations and Information Security & Privacy
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
Representative Director and President,
Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.
Andrew House
Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Game & Network Services Business
President and Global CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
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
(New role added)
Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer
In charge of Mid-to-Long Term Business Strategy, New Business

Officer in charge of Mobile Communications Business
President & CEO, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
President and Representative Director,
Sony Network Communications Inc.
Kazushi Ambe
Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Human Resources and General Affairs

Business Executives (listed in order of appointment) (The titles as of the date of release)

The candidates for Business Executives are as follows (as of June 15, 2017):
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
Representative Director and Deputy President,
Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.
President of Professional Products Group
President of Medical Business Group
Hideyuki Furumi
EVP, Global Sales & Marketing, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
Terushi Shimizu
Representative Director and President,
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
Shigeru Ishii
President, Representative Director,
Sony Financial Holdings Inc.
Mitsuya Kishida
Representative Director and President,
Sony Global Manufacturing & Operations Corporation
Tsuyoshi Kodera
Deputy President, Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Masayasu Ito
(Newly appointed)
EVP, Hardware Engineering and Operation,
Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Kazuo Miura
(Newly appointed)
Deputy President, Global Research and Development,
Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Rob Stringer
(Newly appointed)
CEO, Sony Music Entertainment

Anthony Vinciquerra
(Newly appointed)
Chairman and CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

Corporate Executives (listed in order of appointment)

The candidates for Corporate Executives are as follows (as of June 15, 2017):
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
Kazuhiko Takeda
In charge of Corporate Planning & Control and Accounting
Senior General Manager of Corporate Planning & Control Department
Hiroaki Kitano
President & Chief Executive Officer,
Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.
Atsuko Murakami
Senior General Manager of Finance Department

Business Executive to Retire (as of June 15, 2017)

Katsumi Ihara
Chairman, Director, Sony Financial Holdings Inc.
Chairman, Director, Sony Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
Doug Morris
Chairman, Sony Music Entertainment (**)
Toshihiko Ohnishi
Deputy President of Professional Solutions and Services Group,
Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.

** Doug Morris will retire as Business Executive of Sony Corporation, but remain as Chairman, Sony Music Entertainment.
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