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June 29, 1999

Sony Appoints New Members to the Board and
New Corporate Executive Officers




Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation today announced the appointment of new members to its Board of Directors, following approval at the 82nd Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders that took place today, along with the company's new Corporate Executive Officers appointed at a Meeting of the Board of Directors held after the above mentioned General Meeting of Shareholders.

<Board of Directors>( * = newly appointed)
**Norio OhgaChairman and Representative Director
**Nobuyuki IdeiPresident and Representative Director, CEO
**Minoru MorioExecutive Deputy President and Representative Director
Executive Representative, Technology
**Tamotsu IbaExecutive Deputy President and Representative Director
Oversees Financial business, Broadcasting business and
Computer Entertainment business
**Teruhisa Tokunaka*Senior Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer
**Teruo Masaki*Senior Managing Director
Oversees Legal matters and Telecommunications business
**Howard Stringer*Director (Chairman and CEO, Sony Corporation of America)
**Peter G. PetersonDirector (Chairman of The Blackstone Group)
**Kenichi SuematsuDirector (Counsellor of The Sakura Bank, Limited)
**Iwao Nakatani*Director ( Part-time Lecturer, Hitotsubashi University)

<Statutory Auditor>( * = newly appointed)
**Takashi Hayashi*Standing Statutory Auditor
**In addition to the above individual, current Standing Statutory Auditors Akihisa Ohnishi and Yoshisuke Mohri, and Statutory Auditor Kazuaki Morita continue with their present positions.

<Corporate Executive Officers>( * = newly appointed)
**(new job responsibilities are underlined)

**
Note:
HNC, PNC and CNC mentioned below represent Home Network Company, Personal IT Network Company and Core Technology & Network Company respectively.
**Junichi Kodera*Executive Deputy President
Oversees Area & Network business strategy
**Akiyoshi KawashimaCorporate Senior Executive Vice President
Oversees Area & Network business strategy
**Suehiro NakamuraCorporate Senior Executive Vice President
President and COO, Core Technology & Network Co.
**Kenichi OyamaCorporate Senior Executive Vice President
Oversees Corporate Human Resources and General Affairs
**Masayoshi MorimotoCorporate Senior Executive Vice President
Oversees Public Relations and Investor Relations
**Shizuo TakashinoCorporate Senior Executive Vice President
President and COO, Home Network Co.
**Kunitake AndoCorporate Senior Executive Vice President
President & COO, Personal IT Network Co.
**Masayuki TakanoCorporate Executive Vice President
Deputy President, Home Network Co.
**Yasumasa MizushimaCorporate Executive Vice President
Oversees Technical Support Center and Logistics &
Procurement Center
**Mario TokoroCorporate Executive Vice President
President, Information & Network Technologies Laboratories
Company Chief Technology Officer, Digital Network Solutions
**Sunobu HorigomeCorporate Executive Vice President
President and COO, Digital Network Solutions
**Mitsuyuki WatanabeCorporate Executive Vice President
President, Electronic Devices Marketing Group, CNC
**Toshitada DoiCorporate Senior Vice President
President, Digital Creatures Laboratory
**Seiichi WatanabeCorporate Senior Vice President
President, Frontier Science Laboratories
**Katsuaki TsurushimaCorporate Senior Vice President
President, Magnetic System Company, CNC
President, CT Development Center, CNC
President, Super Audio CD Business Center, HNC
**Takeo EguchiCorporate Senior Vice President
President, EP Laboratories, Personal IT Network Co.
**Shigeyuki OchiCorporate Senior Vice President
President, Home Net Laboratories, Home Network Co.
**Nobuyuki WatanabeCorporate Senior Vice President
Oversees Corporate Environmental Affairs
**Tadasu KawaiCorporate Senior Vice President
Oversees Customer Service Center
**Mitsuru OhkiCorporate Senior Vice President
President, Broadcasting & Professional Systems Co.
**Yoshio NishiCorporate Senior Vice President
Corporate Research Fellow, Core Technology & Network Co.
**Yutaka NakagawaCorporate Senior Vice President
President, Mobile Electronics Company, Home Network Co.
**Yukio KubotaCorporate Senior Vice President
Deputy President, Home Display Company, Home Network Co.
**Katsumi IharaCorporate Senior Vice President
President, Digital Telecommunication Company, PNC
**Tadakatsu HasebeCorporate Senior Vice President
President, Display Device Company, Home Network Co.
**Kenichiro YonezawaCorporate Senior Vice President
Oversees Legal and Intellectual Property
**Yoshihide NakamuraCorporate Senior Vice President
Oversees business strategy for Core Technology & Network Co.
**Akira KubotaCorporate Senior Vice President
President, Corporate IS Solutions
**Takeo MinomiyaCorporate Senior Vice President
President, Semiconductor Company, CNC
**Mitsuo KurobeCorporate Senior Vice President
Oversees New Business Development
**Tsutomu Yamashita*Corporate Vice President
President, Home TV. 1. Division Company, Home Display Co., HNC
**Ryoji Chubachi*Corporate Vice President
President, Recording Media Company, CNC
**Tetsujiro Kondo*Corporate Vice President
President, Algorithm Research Center
**Kiyoshi Nishitani*Corporate Vice President
President, Home Video Company, Home Network Co.
**Yoshiyuki Kamon*Corporate Vice President
President, Personal Audio Company, Home Network Co.
**Tsutomu Niimura*Corporate Vice President
President, Personal Video Co., Personal IT Network Co.

<Directors resigned>
**Effective June 29, 1999, the following individuals resigned from the Board of Directors and were named to the new positions below:

**Ex-Executive Deputy Presidents:
**Kozo OhsoneAdvisor for Manufacturing Operations, Sony Corporation
**Yoshiyuki KanedaAdvisor, Sony Corporation
(Also, continues with current position as Executive Representative, Western Japan)
**Ex-Senior Managing Director:
**Akiyoshi KawashimaCorporate Senior Executive Vice President, Sony Corporation
(Oversees Area & Network business strategy)

<Statutory Auditor resigned>
**Effective June 29, 1999, the following individual resigned as Statutory Auditor and was named to the new position below:

**Nobuo KanoiAdvisor, Sony Corporation

<Corporate Executive Officers resigned>
**Effective June 29, 1999, the following individuals resigned as Corporate Executive Officers and were named to the new positions below:

**Ex-Corporate Executive Vice President:
**Kiyoshi YamakawaAdvisor for Corporate External Relations, Sony Corporation

**Ex-Corporate Senior Vice President:
**Hideo NakamuraAdvisor, Sony Corporation
Advisor, Sony Technoworks Corporation
**Ex-Corporate Vice President:
**Kenji HoriAdvisor, Sony Corporation
President, Sony IP Corporation (to be renamed Sony Techno
Research Corporation, effective July 1, 1999)