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June 20, 2002



Sony Appoints Members of the Board, Statutory Auditors, Corporate Executive Officers, Corporate Research Fellows and Group Executive Officers


Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation announced the appointment of members to its Board of Directors and Statutory Auditors following approval at the 85th 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.)
Iwao Nakatani Director
(Director of Research, UFJ Institute Ltd., President, Tama University)
Göran Lindahl Director
(Director, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Director, Anglo American plc)
Akishige Okada* Director
(Chairman of the Board, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation)


With the exception of Akishige Okada, 10 Members of the Board of Directors are re-appointed.

-Statutory Auditors-
Tadasu Kawai* formerly Corporate Senior Vice President, Global Audit

In addition to the above individual, current Standing Statutory Auditors Akihisa Ohnishi, Takafumi Abe and Statutory Auditor Masasuke Ohmori continue with their present positions.

-Director resigned-
Peter G. Peterson Chairman of The Blackstone Group, appointed Chairman of the Advisory Board, Sony Corporation
Kenichi Suematsu Advisor of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation


-Statutory Auditor resigned-
Takashi Hayashi Appointed Corporate Vice President, Deputy President, Home Network Company


-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
Shizuo Takashino** Executive Deputy President
Consumer Products
NC President, Broadband Solutions Network Company
Teruo Masaki Corporate Senior Executive Vice President
Group General Counsel, Legal Matters, Intellectual Property and Compliance
Akira Kondoh Corporate Senior Executive Vice President
Corporate Treasurer, Accounting, Taxation and Finance
Katsuaki Tsurushima Corporate Senior Executive Vice President
CTO
Teruaki Aoki Corporate Executive Vice President
Procurement
Mario Tokoro Corporate Executive Vice President
Co-CTO
Toshitada Doi Corporate Executive Vice President
President, Digital Creatures Laboratory
Seiichi Watanabe Corporate Executive Vice President
Corporate Environmental Affairs
Kenichiro Yonezawa Corporate Executive Vice President
Corporate Human Resources, Corporate General Affairs
Mitsuru Ohki Corporate Executive Vice President
Public Relations, Corporate External Relations, Brand Strategy
Takeo Minomiya Corporate Executive Vice President
NC President, Semiconductor Network Company
Masayuki Nozoe** Corporate Executive Vice President
Sector President, Network Application & Content Service Sector Global IT Solutions
Takeo Eguchi Corporate Senior Vice President
President, e-Print Company, Home Network Company
Yoshio Nishi Corporate Senior Vice President, Corporate Research Fellow President, Materials Laboratories
Yutaka Nakagawa Corporate Senior Vice President
Deputy President, Core Technology and Network Company
Tsutomu Yamashita Corporate Senior Vice President
NC President, Home Network Company
Tetsujiro Kondo Corporate Senior Vice President
President, A3 Research Center
Kiyoshi Nishitani Corporate Senior Vice President
Deputy President, Broadband Solutions Network Company
Tsutomu Niimura Corporate Senior Vice President
Co-President, Semiconductor Network Company
Nobuyuki Oneda Corporate Senior Vice President
Sector Officer/CFO, Network Application & Content Service Sector
Ryoji Chubachi** Corporate Senior Vice President
NC President, Core Technology & Network Company
Keiji Kimura** Corporate Senior Vice President
NC President, Mobile Network Company
Yoshiyuki Kamon Corporate Vice President
Technical Solutions Center
Takeo Kaji Corporate Vice President
Customer Satisfaction Center
Kozo Kaminaga Corporate Vice President
Deputy President, Broadband Solutions Network Company
Shigeo Kubota Corporate Vice President, Corporate Research Fellow
Senior General Manager, Core Technology Development Center, Core Technology & Network Company
Akira Iga Corporate Vice President , Corporate Research Fellow
President, Ubiquitous Technology 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
Senior General Manager, Technology Development Center,
Semiconductor Network Company
Hiromasa Otsuka* Corporate Vice President
Sector Officer, Network Application & Content Service Sector
Yoshinori Onoue* Corporate Vice President
Deputy President, Home Network Company
Hideki Komiyama* Corporate Vice President
President, Electronic Devices Marketing Group
Shoji Nemoto* Corporate Vice President
President, Personal Video Company, Mobile Network Company
Takashi Hayashi* Corporate Vice President
Deputy President, Home Network Company
Takashi Fukushima* Corporate Vice President
President,
Personal Audio Company, Mobile Network Company
Takao Yuhara* Corporate Vice President
Senior General Manager, Corporate Planning & Control, Global Hub


-Corporate Executive Officers resigned-

Executive Deputy President Suehiro Nakamura appointed Advisor
Corporate Senior Vice President Tadasu Kawai appointed Standing Statutory Auditor
Corporate Research Fellow
(Corporate Vice President)
Yoshifumi Mori appointed Counsellor


-New Group Executive Officers-
Yoshihiro Taya Director & Corporate Senior Vice President,
Sony EMCS Corporation
Nobuhiro Hamasaki Representative Director & President,
Sony Semiconductor Kyushu Corporation