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June 15, 2017

Sony Corporation Executive Appointments

Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation announced the appointment of members to its Board of Directors following approval at the 100th 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 April 28.

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(*)
Former Chairman, President and CEO, Representative Director,
McDonald's Holdings Company (Japan), Ltd.
Tim Schaaff
Chief Product Officer, Intertrust Technologies Corporation
Independent Startup Advisor
Former President, Sony Network Entertainment International LLC
Kazuo Matsunaga(*)
Chairman of the Board, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation
Former Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
Koichi Miyata(*)
Chairman of the Board, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
Chairman of the Board, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
John V. Roos(*)
Former United States Ambassador to Japan
Founding Partner, Geodesic Capital
Eriko Sakurai(*)
Chairman and CEO, Representative Director,
Dow Corning Toray Co., Ltd.
Kunihito Minakawa(*)(**)
Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Ricoh Company, Ltd.
(Scheduled to retire on June 16, 2017)
Shuzo Sumi(*)(**)
Chairman of the Board, Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.
  • (*)An Outside Director who satisfies the requirements under Item 15, Article 2 of the Companies Act of Japan
  • (**)A new candidate for Member of the Board

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, Shuzo Sumi, Kazuo Hirai

Compensation Committee

Chair
Eikoh Harada
Members
John V. Roos, Eriko Sakurai, Kenichiro Yoshida

Audit Committee

Chair
Takaaki Nimura
Members
Kazuo Matsunaga, Kunihito Minakawa

Corporate Executive Officers (*concurrently a Director)

*The candidates have not changed since the announcement on May 19.

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
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