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December 2, 2003




Announcement on determination of the total amount of issue of Euro Yen Zero Coupon Convertible Bonds due 2008


Sony Corporation (the "Company") hereby notifies the determination of the following matters, including the total amount of issue, in respect of the Euro Yen Zero Coupon Convertible Bonds due 2008 (bonds with stock acquisition rights, tenkanshasaigata shinkabu yoyakuken-tsuki shasai) (the "Bonds with Stock Acquisition Rights", of which the Bonds and the Stock Acquisition Rights are to be the "Bonds" and the "Stock Acquisition Rights", respectively), issuance of which was resolved by the Executive Board on December 1, 2003.

Description

1. Aggregate number of Stock Acquisition Rights to be issued The aggregate number of 50,000 and the number obtained by dividing an aggregate principal amount of replacement Bond Certificates that may be issued against appropriate evidence and indemnity in case of loss, theft or destruction of any Bond Certificate by ¥5,000,000.
2. Total amount of issue of the Bonds The aggregate amount of ¥250,000,000,000 and an aggregate principal amount of replacement Bond Certificates that may be issued against appropriate evidence and indemnity in case of loss, theft or destruction of any Bond Certificate.
(Reference)
1. Date of resolution of issuance December 1, 2003
2. Date of payment and date of issuance December 18, 2003
3.The Company had granted the Managers (the "Managers") an option to additionally subscribe for the Bonds with Stock Acquisition Rights up to a further ¥30,000,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Bonds. On December 2, 2003 (London Time), the Company received a notice to exercise such option in respect of ¥30,000,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Bonds from the Joint Lead Managers. Accordingly, the aggregate number of Stock Acquisition Rights to be issued and the total amount of issue of the Bonds have been determined as above.


Note: This press release is intended as general information regarding Sony Corporation's issuance of convertible bonds and shall not be considered an offering of securities. This press release shall not be construed as an offering of securities in any region including Japan, the United States or Canada. The securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption under the Securities Act of 1933. In the event of an offering of securities in the United States, a prospectus in English prepared in accordance with the Securities Act of 1933 will be used. This transaction does not involve any public offering of securities in the United States.

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