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July 6, 2001



Regarding Expenses for Mobile Phone Handset Recalls



Information regarding the recent recalls of Sony manufactured mobile phones and the attendant expenses they will incur.

Sony Corporation estimates that a series of recent mobile phone handset recalls involving NTT DoCoMo Inc's "SO503i", KDDI Corporation's "C101S" and "C406S" will cost it approximately 12 billion-yen as of today. Sony plans to clarify details of how these costs will affect its financial results for the first quarter 2001 (the period between April-June, 2001) when they are announced on July 26.


Sony Corporation sincerely regrets this situation and the trouble we have caused our customers. We will make the utmost effort to improve our product development as well as quality control systems and strenuously work to offer customers high quality, appealing products.