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May 17, 2018

Sony Corporation Executive Appointments

    Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation today announced candidates for the executives who will be responsible for the management of the Sony Group in FY2018. Following approvals from the appropriate governing committees, the candidates are scheduled to officially take up their positions after Sony's Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders, due to be held on June 19, 2018.

    Having completed the process of splitting out each of its key businesses, Sony will now transition to a new executive structure, intended to clearly define responsibility for overall Group management, and responsibility for each individual business. Specifically, the titles of Sony Corporation executives will be changed, and the role of Corporate Executive Officer will be limited to the CEO, who has overall management responsibility for the entire Sony Group, and those executives who support CEO and are responsible for important and extensive headquarters functions (Executive Vice President and above).

    Executive Appointments (as of June 19, 2018)

    (*Representative Corporate Executive Officer **Corporate Executive Officer)

    Kazuo Hirai
    Chairman
    Kenichiro Yoshida*
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Hiroki Totoki*
    Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
    Shigeki Ishizuka
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Imaging Products & Solutions Business,
    Mobile Communications Business, Storage Media Business
    Representative Director and President,
    Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.
    Ichiro Takagi
    (New role added)
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Home Entertainment & Sound Business,
    Consumer AV Sales & Marketing,
    Manufacturing, Logistics, Procurement and Engineering Platform
    Representative Director and President, Sony Visual Products Inc.
    Representative Director and President, Sony Video & Sound Products Inc.
    Shiro Kambe**
    (New role added)
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Legal, Compliance, Corporate Communications, CSR, External Relations, Information Security & Privacy, Quality and Environment
    Kazushi Ambe**
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Human Resources and General Affairs
    Toru Katsumoto**
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of R&D Platform
    Representative Director and Deputy President,
    Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.
    Martin Bandier
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Music Publishing Business
    Chairman & CEO, Sony / ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Terushi Shimizu
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Semiconductor Business
    Representative Director and President,
    Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Representative Director, President,
    Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation
    Michinori Mizuno
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Music Business (Japan)
    Representative Director and CEO,
    Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
    Shigeru Ishii
    Executive Vice President
    President, Representative Director, Sony Financial Holdings Inc.
    Tsuyoshi Kodera
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Game & Network Service Business
    President and CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Rob Stringer
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Music Business (Global)
    CEO, Sony Music Entertainment
    Anthony Vinciquerra
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Pictures Business
    Chairman and CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
    Keiichiro Shimada
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of Next Generation Technology Relationship, R&D Platform
    Yasuhiro Ueda
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of Technology Policy and Relations
    Hiroshi Kawano
    Senior Vice President
    Representative Director and Deputy President,
    Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.
    President, Professional Solution & Services Group
    Representative Director and President, Sony Marketing Inc.
    Corporate Executive and President, Sony Marketing Japan Inc.
    Masaru Tamagawa
    Senior Vice President
    Global Sales & Marketing Officer
    Chairman, Representative Director, Sony Marketing Inc.
    Hideyuki Furumi
    Senior Vice President
    EVP, Global Sales & Marketing, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Masayuki Hattori
    Senior Vice President
    President, System R&D Group, R&D Platform
    Toshimoto Mitomo
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of Intellectual Property and Business Incubation Platform
    Senior General Manager, Startup Acceleration Division
    Natsuko Takei
    Senior Vice President
    Senior General Manager, Legal & Compliance Department
    Izumi Kawanishi
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of AI Robotics Business
    Michael Fasulo
    Senior Vice President
    President and COO, Sony North America
    Tomoo Hagimoto
    Senior Vice President
    President, Representative Director, Sony Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
    Hiroyuki Sato
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of Quality & Environment
    Senior General Manager, Quality & Environmental Department
    Kazuhiko Takeda
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of Corporate Planning & Control and Accounting
    Senior General Manager, Corporate Planning & Control Department
    Hidehiko Teshirogi
    Senior Vice President
    EVP, Product Business Group,
    Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    In charge of TS Business
    Business Development Platform, Sony Corporation
    Mitsuya Kishida
    Senior Vice President
    Representative Director and President,
    Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Hiroaki Kitano
    Senior Vice President
    President & Chief Executive Officer,
    Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.
    Atsuko Murakami
    Senior Vice President
    Senior General Manager, Finance Department
    Masayasu Ito
    Senior Vice President
    EVP, Hardware Engineering and Operation,
    Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Kazuo Miura
    Senior Vice President
    Deputy President, Global Research and Development,
    Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Kazuo Kii
    (Newly appointed)
    Senior Vice President
    Director and Deputy President, Sony Visual Products Inc.
    Senior General Manager, TV Business Division
    Masaaki Kojima
    (Newly appointed)
    Senior Vice President
    Deputy President, Professional Products Group,
    Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.
    Shigeru Kumekawa
    (Newly appointed)
    Senior Vice President
    President, Sony Europe Ltd.
    Kimio Maki
    (Newly appointed)
    Senior Vice President
    President, Digital Imaging Group,
    Deputy President, Professional Products Group,
    Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.
    Yoshinori Matsumoto
    (Newly appointed)
    Senior Vice President
    Senior General Manager, V&S Business Division,
    Sony Video & Sound Products Inc.
    Jim Ryan
    (Newly appointed)
    Senior Vice President
    Deputy President, Global Sales & Marketing,
    Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Hiroshi Takahashi
    (Newly appointed)
    Senior Vice President
    President, Sony (China) Co., Ltd
    Makoto Toyoda
    (Newly appointed)
    Senior Vice President
    Chief Information Officer

    Executive Chief Engineer Appointments (as of June 19, 2018)

    Shoji Nemoto
    (Newly appointed)
    Sony Group China Representative
    In charge of Disc Manufacturing Business
    Teruo Hirayama
    (Newly appointed)
    Strategic Assistant to Corporate Executive Officer in charge of R&D Platform

    Executives to Retire (as of June 19, 2018)

    Tomoyuki Suzuki**
    Executive Deputy President
    Masashi Imamura**
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Quality and Environment, Engineering Platform
    Fumiaki Sakai
    Corporate Executive
    In charge of Information System
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