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June 21, 2001



Sony Appoints Members of the Board, Statutory Auditors, 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 84th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders that took place today, along with the company's Chairman of the Board, Representative Directors, Corporate Executive Officers Corporate Research Fellows and Group 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 Ohga Director, Chairman of the Board
Nobuyuki Idei Representative Director
Kunitake Ando Representative Director
Teruhisa Tokunaka Representative Director
Minoru Morio Director
Teruo Masaki Director
Howard Stringer Director
(Chairman and CEO, Sony Corporation of America)
Ken Kutaragi Director
(President and CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.)
Peter G. Peterson Director
(Chairman of The Blackstone Group)
Kenichi Suematsu Director
(Advisor of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation)
Iwao Nakatani Director
(Director of Research, SRIC Corporation)
Göran Lindahl* Director
(former President and CEO, ABB Limited)

(With the exception of Göran Lindahl, 11 Members of the Board of Directors are reappointed)


<Statutory Auditors>
Masasuke Ohmori* Former Director-General, Cabinet Legislation Bureau, current Visiting Professor at Waseda University School of Law, Attorney
In addition to the above individual, current Standing Statutory Auditors Akihisa Ohnishi, Takashi Hayashi, and Takafumi Abe continue with their present positions.


<Director resigned>
Tamotsu Iba named Advisor, Sony Corporation, continues as Chairman, Sony Bank, Inc.

<Statutory Auditor resigned>
Kazuaki Morita named Advisor, Sony Corporation


<Corporate Executive Officers> (*newly appointed) (**promoted)
Nobuyuki Idei Chairman and CEO
Kunitake Ando President and COO
Teruhisa Tokunaka Executive Deputy President and CFO
Minoru Morio Vice Chairman
EMCS
Suehiro Nakamura Executive Deputy President
Device Business
Shizuo Takashino Corporate Senior Executive Vice President
Consumer Products
Teruo Masaki Corporate Senior Executive Vice President
Legal Matters and Intellectual Property
Akira Kondoh Corporate Senior Executive Vice President
CAO (Management Platform)
Katsuaki Tsurushima** Corporate Senior Executive Vice President
CTO
Teruaki Aoki Corporate Executive Vice President
Information Systems
Mario Tokoro Corporate Executive Vice President
CTO
Toshitada Doi Corporate Executive Vice President
President, Digital Creatures Laboratory
Seiichi Watanabe Corporate Executive Vice President
President, Frontier Science Laboratories
Katsumi Ihara Corporate Executive Vice President
NC President, Digital Telecommunications Network Company
Kenichiro Yonezawa Corporate Executive Vice President
Corporate Human Resources, Corporate General Affairs
Mitsuru Ohki** Corporate Executive Vice President
Public Relations and Corporate External Relations
Takeo Minomiya** Corporate Executive Vice President
NC President, Semiconductor Network Company
Takeo Eguchi Corporate Senior Vice President
President, e-Print Company, Home Network Company
Tadasu Kawai Corporate Senior Vice President
Customer Satisfaction
Yoshio Nishi Corporate Senior Vice President
Corporate Research Fellow, Core Technology Development Center,Core Technology & Network Company
Yutaka Nakagawa Corporate Senior Vice President
Deputy President, Core Technology and Network Company
Masayuki Nozoe Corporate Senior Vice President
Co-President, Broadband Solutions Network Company
Tsutomu Yamashita** Corporate Senior Vice President
NC President, Home Network Company
Tetsujiro Kondo** Corporate Senior Vice President
CTO
Kiyoshi Nishitani** Corporate Senior Vice President
CTO
Tsutomu Niimura** Corporate Senior Vice President
President, S&S Architecture Center
Michiaki Tsurumi** Corporate Senior Vice President
Broadcasting, Telecommunications Business
Ryoji Chubachi Corporate Vice President
President, Recording Media Company, Core Technology & Network Company
Yoshiyuki Kamon Corporate Vice President
President, Consumer Procurement Center
Takeo Kaji Corporate Vice President
President, Energy Company, Core Technology & Network Company
Kozo Kaminaga Corporate Vice President
Deputy President, Broadband Solutions Network Company
Keiji Kimura Corporate Vice President
NC President, Mobile Network Company
Yoshifumi Mori Corporate Vice President
Corporate Research Fellow, Frontier Science Laboratories
Shigeo Kubota Corporate Vice President
Corporate Research Fellow, Core Technology Development Center, Core Technology & Network Company
Akira Iga Corporate Vice President
Corporate Research Fellow, Internet Laboratories
Norihisa Shirota Corporate Vice President
Corporate Research Fellow, S&S Architecture Center
Mitsuru Inaba* Corporate Vice President
Creative Center
Kazuo Yamagiwa* Corporate Vice President
President, Mixed Signal & Device Company, Semiconductor Network Company
Hiroyuki Matsumoto* Corporate Vice President
President, Imaging Device Company, Semiconductor Network Company

<Corporate Executive Officers resigned>
Ex-Vice Chairman
Tamotsu Iba
Advisor, Sony Corporation, continues as Chairman, Sony Bank Inc.
Ex- Executive Deputy President
Junichi Kodera
Advisor, Sony Corporation, continues as Chairman, Sony Marketing (Japan), Inc.
Ex-Corporate Senior Executive Vice President
Kenichi Oyama
Advisor, Sony Corporation, continues as President, Sony Human Capital Corporation
Ex-Corporate Senior Executive Vice President
Akiyoshi Kawashima
Group Executive Officer, President, Sony Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
(from July 5, 2001)
Ex- Corporate Research Fellow (Corporate Senior Executive Vice President)
Tsugio Makimoto
Advisor, Sony Corporation, continues as CTO, Semiconductor Network Company
Ex-Corporate Executive Vice President
Sumio Sano
Advisor, Sony Corporation, continues as supervising officer for Corporate Environmental Affairs
Ex-Corporate Executive Vice President
Sunobu Horigome
Advisor, Sony Corporation, Vice President, Tokyu Cable Television Co., Ltd.
(as of June 21, 2001)
Ex-Corporate Executive Vice President
Mitsuyuki Watanabe
Advisor, Sony Corporation, continues as Chairman of Sony Precision Technology Inc.
Ex-Corporate Executive Vice President
Tadakatsu Hasebe
Group Executive Officer, continues as Vice Chairman, Sony China Ltd.
Ex- Corporate Senior Vice President
Yukio Kubota
Counsellor, Sony Corporation
Ex-Corporate Research Fellow (Corporate Vice President)
Jun Takayama
Counsellor, Sony Corporation


<New Group Executive Officers>
Akiyoshi Kawashima President, Sony Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
(from July 5, 2001)
Tadakatsu Hasebe Continues as Vice Chairman, Sony China Ltd.
Hiroshi Shoda Continues as Chairman, Sony China Ltd.