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June 29, 2000



Sony Appoints New Members to the Board, New Corporate Executive Officers
and Corporate Research Fellows



Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation today announced the appointment of new members to its Board of Directors, following approval at the 83rd Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders that took place today, along with the company's new Chairman of the Board, Representative Directors, Corporate Executive Officers and Corporate Research Fellows appointed at a Meeting of the Board of Directors held after the above mentioned General Meeting of Shareholders.

The new position of Corporate Research Fellow has been instituted to promote the research and development of the technology which will be at the core of the future Sony Group. The Board of Directors will select from engineers and researchers who are outstanding in their field, and from whom significant contributions can be expected. Only those individuals who are judged to have relevant technological expertise and abilities equivalent to Corporate Executive Officer level will be appointed. Corporate Research Fellows will be expected to promote strategic R&D in their areas of expertise and to train successors in key fields.

(Board of Directors) * (newly appointed)
Norio OhgaMember of the Board of Directors and Board Chairman
Nobuyuki IdeiMember of the Board of Directors and Representative Director
Kunitake Ando*Member of the Board of Directors and Representative Director
Teruhisa TokunakaMember of the Board of Directors and Representative Director
Minoru MorioMember of the Board of Directors
Tamotsu IbaMember of the Board of Directors
Teruo MasakiMember of the Board of Directors
Howard StringerMember of the Board of Directors
(Chairman and CEO, Sony Corporation of America)
Ken Kutaragi*Member of the Board of Directors
(President and CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.)
Peter G. PetersonMember of the Board of Directors
(Chairman of The Blackstone Group)
Kenichi SuematsuMember of the Board of Directors
(Counsellor of The Sakura Bank, Limited)
Iwao NakataniMember of the Board of Directors
(Director of Research, SRIC Corporation)

(With the exception of Kunitake Ando and Ken Kutaragi, 10 Members of the Board of Directors are reappointed)

(Statutory Auditor)

Akihisa Ohnishi (reappointed)Standing Statutory Auditor
Takafumi Abe*Standing Statutory Auditor

In addition to the above individuals,current Standing Statutory Auditor Takashi Hayashi, and Statutory Auditor Kazuaki Morita continue with their present positions.

(Corporate Executive Officers) (*newly appointed) (**promoted)

Nobuyuki IdeiChairman and CEO
Kunitake AndoPresident and COO
Teruhisa TokunakaExecutive Deputy President and CFO
Minoru MorioVice Chairman
Executive Representative, Technology and Memory Stick Business Center
Tamotsu IbaVice Chairman, Finance and Insurance Business
Junichi KoderaExecutive Deputy President
NC President, Communication System Solutions Network Company
Suehiro NakamuraCorporate Senior Executive Vice President
NC President, Core Technology & Network Company
Kenichi OyamaCorporate Senior Executive Vice President
Corporate Human Resources, Corporate General Affairs
Akiyoshi KawashimaCorporate Senior Executive Vice President
Area and Network Business Strategy
Masayoshi MorimotoCorporate Senior Executive Vice President
Public Relations and Investor Relations
Shizuo TakashinoCorporate Senior Executive Vice President
NC President, Home Network Company
Teruo Masaki*Corporate Senior Executive Vice President
Legal Matters and Telecommunications Business
Akira KondohCorporate Senior Executive Vice President
Deputy CFO
Sumio Sano*Corporate Executive Vice President
Corporate External Relations, Corporate Environmental Affairs
Teruaki AokiCorporate Executive Vice President
Procurement Center, Technical Support Center
Mario TokoroCorporate Executive Vice President
President, Information & Network Technology Laboratories
Sunobu HorigomeCorporate Executive Vice President
Deputy President, Communication System Solutions Network Company
Mitsuyuki WatanabeCorporate Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President, Core Technology & Network Company
President, Electronic Devices Marketing Group
Toshitada Doi**Corporate Executive Vice President
Senior General Manager, Digital Creatures Laboratory
Seiichi Watanabe**Corporate Executive Vice President
President, Frontier Science Laboratories
Katsuaki Tsurushima**Corporate Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President, Core Technology & Network Company
President, Storage Solutions Company
President, Core Technology Development Center
Katsumi Ihara**Corporate Executive Vice President
NC President, Personal IT Network Company
Tadakatsu Hasebe**Corporate Executive Vice President
President, Display & Device Group, Home Network Company
Kenichiro Yonezawa**Corporate Executive Vice President
Corporate Legal & Intellectual Property
Takeo EguchiCorporate Senior Vice President
President, e-Print Company, Communication System Solutions Network Company
Tadasu KawaiCorporate Senior Vice President
Customer Service Center etc.
Mitsuru OhkiCorporate Senior Vice President
Deputy President, Communication System Solutions Network Company
Yoshio NishiCorporate Senior Vice President
Corporate Research Fellow, Core Technology & Network Company
Yutaka NakagawaCorporate Senior Vice President
President, Procurement Center, Home Network Company
Yukio KubotaCorporate Senior Vice President
President, eTechnology & Business Center, Home Network Company
Akira KubotaCorporate Senior Vice President
President, Corporate IS Solutions
Takeo MinomiyaCorporate Senior Vice President
Executive Vice President, Core Technology & Network Company President, Semiconductor Company
President, LSI Business & Technology Development Group
Masayuki Nozoe*Corporate Senior Vice President
Deputy President, Home Network Company
Tsutomu YamashitaCorporate Vice President
President, Visual Entertainment Group, Home Network Company
Ryoji ChubachiCorporate Vice President
Senior Vice President, Core Technology & Network Company
President, Recording Media Company
Tetsujiro KondoCorporate Vice President
President A3 Research Center
Kiyoshi NishitaniCorporate Vice President
President, Network Entertainment Group, Home Network Company
Yoshiyuki KamonCorporate Vice President
President, Audio Entertainment Group, Home Network Company
Tsutomu NiimuraCorporate Vice President
Executive Vice President, Personal IT Network Company
President, Personal Video Company
Michiaki TsurumiCorporate Vice President
Broadcast Media Dept.
Takeo Kaji*Corporate Vice President
Senior Vice President, Core Technology & Network Company
President, Energy Company
Masao Tomioka*Corporate Vice President
Senior Vice President, Core Technology & Network Company
President, Device Solutions Company
Kozo Kaminaga*Corporate Vice President
Senior Vice President, Communication System Solutions Network Company
Keiji Kimura*Corporate Vice President
Vice President, Personal IT Network Company
President, Information Technology Company
Jun Takayama*Corporate Vice President
Corporate Research Fellow, Communication System Solutions Network Company
Yoshifumi Mori*Corporate Vice President
Corporate Research Fellow, Frontier Science Laboratories
Shigeo Kubota*Corporate Vice President
Corporate Research Fellow
Core Technology & Network Company
Akira Iga*Corporate Vice President
Corporate Research Fellow, Information & Network Technology Laboratories
Norihisa Shirota*Corporate Vice President
Corporate Research Fellow, Information & Network Technology Laboratories


(Statutory Auditor resigned)
Effective June 29, 2000, the following individual resigned as Standing Statutory Auditor.

Yoshisuke Mohri

(Corporate Executive Officers resigned)
Effective June 29, 2000, the following individuals resigned as Corporate Executive Officers and were named to the new positions below:

Ex-Corporate Executive Vice President:
Yasumasa MizushimaAdvisor, Sony Corporation
President of Sony Logistics Corporation (continued)
Ex-Corporate Senior Vice President:
Shigeyuki OchiAdvisor, Sony Corporation
Ex-Corporate Senior Vice President:
Nobuyuki WatanabeAdvisor, Sony Corporation
Executive Director, Sony Foundation for Science Education (appointment scheduled for July 1, 2000)