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June 20, 2003



Sony Appoints Members of the Board, Corporate Executive Officers, Executive Officers and Group Executive Officers

Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation announced the appointment of members to its Board of Directors following approval at the 86th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders that took place today, along with the company's Chairman of the Board, Vice Chairman of the Board, Chairmen and Members of the Nominating, Compensation and Audit Committees, Representative Corporate Executive Officers, Corporate Executive Officers, Executive Officers, 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)

Nobuyuki Idei
Kunitake Ando
Teruhisa Tokunaka
Minoru Morio
Teruo Masaki
Howard Stringer
Ken Kutaragi
Göran Lindahl
Akihisa Ohnishi* Currently Standing Statutory Auditor, Sony Corporation
Iwao Nakatani Director of Research, UFJ Institute Ltd., President, Tama University
Akishige Okada Chairman, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
Chairman, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Hirobumi Kawano* Former Director-General of the Agency for Natural Resources & Energy
Yotaro Kobayashi* Chairman of the Board, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
Carlos Ghosn* President and Chief Executive Officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Sakie T. Fukushima* Representative Director & Regional Managing Director-Japan Member, Board of Directors, Korn/Ferry International
Yoshihiko Miyauchi* Representative Director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
ORIX Corporation
Yoshiaki Yamauchi* Director, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.


<Chairman of the Board and Deputy Chairmen of the Board>


Chairman of the Board Iwao Nakatani
Deputy Chairmen of the Board Hirobumi Kawano, Teruo Masaki



<Chairman and Members of the Committees>

Nominating Committee
Yotaro Kobayashi (Chairman), Hirobumi Kawano, Carlos Ghosn, Nobuyuki Idei, Kunitake Ando

Compensation Committee
Akishige Okada (Chairman), Yoshihiko Miyauchi, Teruhisa Tokunaka

Audit Committee
Yoshiaki Yamauchi (Chairman), Sakie T. Fukushima, Akihisa Ohnishi


<Representative Corporate Executive Officers>(*also serve as director)

Chairman Nobuyuki Idei* Group CEO
President Kunitake Ando* Group COO
Executive Deputy President Teruhisa Tokunaka* Group CSO
In charge of Personal Solutions Business Group and Network Application and Content Service Sector (NACS)


<Corporate Executive Officers>(*also serve as director)

Vice Chairman
Minoru Morio*
Sony Group East Asia Representative, Group CPO
Vice Chairman
Howard Stringer*
Sony Group Americas Representative, Officer in charge of Entertainment Business Group
Executive Deputy President
Shizuo Takashino
Officer in charge of IT & Mobile Solutions Network Company and Home Network Company
Executive Deputy President
Ken Kutaragi*
Officer in charge of Game Business Group and Broadband Network Company
Corporate Senior Executive Vice President
Teruo Masaki* Group General Counsel
Corporate Senior Executive Vice President
Akira Kondoh Group CIO
Corporate Senior Vice President
Takao Yuhara Group CFO
Corporate Executive Officer**
Göran Lindah*
Sony Group Europe Representative, Chairman of Sony Group in Europ
Corporate Executive Officer
Nicole Seligman Group Deputy General Counsel


<Executive Officers>(* promoted ** newly appointed)

Katsuaki Tsurushima Senior Executive Vice President
Electronics CTO
Teruaki Aoki* Senior Executive Vice President
Technology Alliance Intellectual Property and Memory Stick
Business Center
Kenichiro Yonezawa* Senior Executive Vice President
Corporate General Affairs
Mario Tokoro Executive Vice President
Electronics Co-CTO, President, Platform Technology Center
Toshitada Doi Executive Vice President
President, Intelligent Dynamics Laboratory
Seiichi Watanabe Executive Vice President
Corporate Environmental Affairs
Mitsuru Ohki Executive Vice President
Corporate Communications, Industry & Community Affairs,
Brand Strategy
Takeo Minomiya Executive Vice President
Electronics Co-CQO, Global Professional Solutions
Masayuki Nozoe Executive Vice President
Sector President, Network Application & Content Service Sector Co-President, Personal Solutions Business Group
Yoshio Nishi* Executive Vice President, Corporate Research Fellow
President, Materials Laboratories
Yutaka Nakagawa* Executive Vice President
Deputy President, Micro Systems Network Company
Tetsujiro Kondoh* Executive Vice President
President, A-cubed Research Center, CTO of Home Network Company
Tsutomu Niimura* Executive Vice President
NC President, Home Network Company
Ryoji Chubashi* Executive Vice President
NC President, Micro Systems Network Company
Tadasu Kawai** Executive Vice President
Global Audit
Takeo Eguchi Senior Vice President
CTO, IT& Mobile Solutions Network Company
Kiyoshi Nishitani Senior Vice President
NC President, Broadband Network Company
Nobuyuki Oneda Senior Vice President
Officer/CFO, Network Application & Content Service Sector
Keiji Kimura Senior Vice President
Deputy President, IT& Mobile Solutions Network Company
Fujio Nishida Senior Vice President
Electronics CMO (Chief Marketing Officer)
Shigeo Kubota* Senior Vice President, Corporate Research Fellow
CTO, Micro Systems Network Company
Akira Iga* Senior Vice President , Corporate Research Fellow
President, Ubiquitous Technology Laboratories
Takeo Kaji Vice President
Global Professional Solutions, CS Global Head Office
Kozo Kaminaga Vice President
President, B&P Company, IT& Mobile Solutions Network Company
Norihisa Shirota Vice President, Corporate Research Fellow
CTO, Broadband Network Company
Kazuo Yamagiwa Vice President
Deputy President, Micro Systems Network Company
Hiromasa Otsuka Vice President
Officer, Network Application & Content Service Sector
Yoshinori Onoue Vice President
Deputy President, Home Network Company
Yoshihiro Taya Vice President
CFO, IT & Mobile Solutions Network Company
Shoji Nemoto Vice President
President, Personal Video Company, IT & Mobile Solutions Network Company
Takashi Hayashi Vice President
Deputy President, Home Network Company
Takashi Fukushima Vice President
President, Personal Audio Company, IT& Mobile Solutions Network Company
Yasunori Kirihara** Vice President
Corporate Human Resources
Osamu Kumagai** Vice President
President, Device Solutions Company, Micro Systems Network Company
Makoto Kogure** Vice President
President, Projection Display Company, Home Network Company
Takao Hiramoto* Vice President
President, Broadband Communication Company, IT& Mobile Solutions Network Company
Yoshinori Yamamoto** Vice President
President, Home Audio Company, Home Network Company
Tadao Yoshida** Vice President
President, Network CE Development Laboratories


<New Group Executive Officers
>

Hiromu Inoue President, EMCS-America, Sony Electronics Inc.
Masaru Kato Director Deputy President & CFO, Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc.
Yukio Kubota Representative Director & President, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Japan Inc.
Haruyasu Nagata Managing Director, Sony Marketing Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.
Andrew Lack Chairman & CEO Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.