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March 26, 2020

Selection of Board Member Candidates

    Tokyo, Japan - At Sony Corporation's recent Nominating Committee meeting, the following candidates were nominated as Members of Sony Corporation's Board of Directors. The nominees are subject to the approval at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders, to be held on June 2020.

    Members of the Board

    The candidates for Members of the Board are as follows:

    Kenichiro Yoshida
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer, President and CEO
    Hiroki Totoki
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer,
    Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
    Shuzo Sumi(*)
    Senior Executive Advisor, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
    Former Chairman of the Board, Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.
    Tim Schaaff
    Chief Product Officer, Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Former President, Sony Network Entertainment International LLC
    Kazuo Matsunaga(*)
    Chairman of the Board, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation
    Former Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
    Toshiko Oka(*)
    CEO, Oka & Company Ltd.
    Sakie Akiyama(*)
    Founder, Saki Corporation
    Wendy Becker(*)
    Chairperson of the Board, Logitech International S.A.
    Non-Executive Director, Great Portland Estates plc
    Yoshihiko Hatanaka(*)
    Representative Director, Chairman of the Board,
    Astellas Pharma Inc.
    Adam Crozier(*)(**)
    Former CEO, ITV plc
    Former CEO, Royal Mail Group Ltd
    Keiko Kishigami(*)(**)
    Certified Public Accountant
    Board Member, WWF Japan
    Former Partner, Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC
    Joseph A. Kraft Jr.(*)(**)
    CEO, Rorschach Advisory Inc.
    Former Deputy Branch Manager & Managing Director,
    Bank of America Merrill Lynch Japan
    Former Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Japan
    • (*)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

    Koichi Miyata
    Chairman of the Board, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
    John V. Roos
    Former United States Ambassador to Japan
    Co-Founding Partner, Geodesic Capital
    Eriko Sakurai
    Chairman and CEO, Representative Director, Dow Toray Co., Ltd.
    Kunihito Minakawa
    Former Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Ricoh Company, Ltd.
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