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April 27, 2018

Selection of Board Member Candidates

    Tokyo, Japan – At the meeting of the Nominating Committee held on April 27, 2018, Sony Corporation named candidates for election to the position of Member of the Board. The selections are subject to the approval at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on June 19, 2018.

    Members of the Board

    The candidates for election to the position of Member of the Board are as follows.

    Kenichiro Yoshida
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer, President and CEO
    Kazuo Hirai
    Chairman
    Osamu Nagayama(*)
    Representative Director, Chairman,
    Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    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(*)
    Former Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Shuzo Sumi(*)
    Chairman of the Board, Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.
    Nicholas Donatiello, Jr.(*)(**)
    President and CEO, Odyssey Ventures, Inc.
    Toshiko Oka(*)(**)
    CEO, Oka & Company Ltd.
    • (*)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

    Member of the Board scheduled to retire

    Takaaki Nimura
    Certified Public Accountant
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