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May 17, 2019

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 FY2019. 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 18, 2019.

    Executive Appointments (as of June 18, 2019)

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

    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 Electronics Products & Solutions Business
    Officer in charge of Storage Media Business
    Representative Director and President,
    President, Digital Imaging Group,
    Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.
    Ichiro Takagi
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Assistant to Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Electronics Products & Solutions Business
    Officer in charge of Home Entertainment & Sound Business
    Officer in charge of Consumer AV Sales & Marketing
    Officer in charge of Manufacturing, Logistics, Procurement and Engineering Platform
    Representative Director and President,
    Sony Home Entertainment & Sound Products Inc.
    Toru Katsumoto**
    (Promoted)
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of R&D
    Officer in charge of Medical Business
    President, R&D Center
    Senior General Manager, Corporate Technology Strategy Division
    Representative Director and Deputy President,
    Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.
    Shiro Kambe**
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Legal, Compliance, Corporate Communications,
    CSR, External Relations, Quality, Environment, Information Security and Privacy
    Kazushi Ambe**
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Human Resources and General Affairs
    Terushi Shimizu
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Semiconductor Business
    Representative Director and President,
    Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Representative Director and President,
    Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation
    Michinori Mizuno
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Music Business (Japan)
    Chairman and Representative Director of the Board, 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 Digital Transformation Strategy
    Deputy President, Sony Interactive Entertainment
    Representative Director and Deputy President,
    Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    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.
    Toshimoto Mitomo
    (Promoted)
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Intellectual Property and Business Incubation Platform
    Sony Group China Representative
    Senior General Manager, Startup Acceleration Division
    Jim Ryan
    (Promoted)
    Executive Vice President
    Officer in charge of Game & Network Service Business
    President and CEO,
    Sony Interactive Entertainment
    Representative Director and President,
    Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Hiroshi Kawano
    Senior Vice President
    Representative Director and Deputy President,
    President, Professional Products & Solutions Group
    Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.
    Masaru Tamagawa
    Senior Vice President
    Global Sales & Marketing Officer
    Representative Director and Chairman, Sony Marketing Inc.
    Hideyuki Furumi
    Senior Vice President
    President, Sony Europe B.V.
    Masayuki Hattori
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of Research and Development, R&D Center
    Natsuko Takei
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of Legal, Compliance and Privacy
    Senior General Manager, Legal, Compliance & Privacy 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 and Environment
    Senior General Manager, Quality & Environmental Department
    Kazuhiko Takeda
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of Disc Manufacturing Business
    Deputy President and CFO,
    Sony Interactive Entertainment
    Hidehiko Teshirogi
    Senior Vice President
    Deputy President, Digital Imaging Group,
    Deputy President, Professional Products & Solutions Group,
    Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.
    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
    In charge of Finance Project
    Masayasu Ito
    Senior Vice President
    EVP, Hardware Engineering and Operation,
    Sony Interactive Entertainment
    Deputy President, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Kazuo Kii
    Senior Vice President
    Representative Director and Executive Deputy President,
    President, TV Business Group,
    Sony Home Entertainment & Sound Products Inc.
    Masaaki Kojima
    Senior Vice President
    Deputy President, Professional Products & Solutions Group,
    Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.
    Shigeru Kumekawa
    Senior Vice President
    Representative Director and President, Sony Marketing Inc.
    Corporate Executive and President, Sony Marketing Japan
    Kimio Maki
    Senior Vice President
    Executive Deputy President, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Yoshinori Matsumoto
    Senior Vice President
    Director, Executive Deputy President,
    President, V&S Business Group,
    Sony Home Entertainment & Sound Products Inc.
    Hiroshi Takahashi
    (New role added)
    Senior Vice President
    Sony Group China Deputy Representative
    President, Sony (China) Co., Ltd
    Makoto Toyoda
    Senior Vice President
    Chief Information Officer
    President, Representative Director, Sony Global Solutions Inc.
    Ryuji Omura
    Senior Vice President
    Executive Deputy President, Mobility & IoT Solutions,
    Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Naomi Matsuoka
    Senior Vice President
    In charge of Corporate Planning and Control, Finance and IR
    Senior General Manager, Corporate Planning and Control Department
    Senior General Manager, Finance Department
    Shunsuke Muramatsu
    (Newly appointed)
    Senior Vice President
    President and Representative Director of the Board, COO,
    Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
    Jon Platt
    (Newly appointed)
    Senior Vice President
    Chairman & CEO, Sony / ATV Music Publishing LLC

    Executive Chief Engineer Appointments (as of June 18, 2019)

    Teruo Hirayama
    Strategic Assistant to Corporate Executive Officer in charge of R&D Center
    Keiichiro Shimada
    (Newly appointed)
    In charge of Next Generation Technology Relationship, R&D Center
    Yasuhiro Ueda
    (Newly appointed)
    In charge of Technology Policy and Relations

    Executive Chief Engineer to Retire (as of June 18, 2019)

    Shoji Nemoto
    Sony Group China Representative
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