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June 20, 2008

Executive Appointments

Tokyo, Japan- Sony Corporation announced the appointment of members to its Board of Directors following approval at the 91st 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 and Corporate Executive Officers appointed at a Meeting of the Board of Directors held after the above mentioned General Meeting of Shareholders.

<Members of the Board> (* Independent Director)

The Board Members are as follows. Four new Board Members have been selected(**).

  • Howard Stringer
  • Ryoji Chubachi
  • Katsumi Ihara
  • Yotaro Kobayashi*
    Chief Corporate Advisor, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
  • Sakie T. Fukushima*
    Representative Director & Regional Managing Director-Japan, Korn/Ferry International
  • Yoshihiko Miyauchi*
    Director, Representative Executive Officer,
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
    ORIX Corporation
  • Yoshiaki Yamauchi*
    Director, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
  • Peter Bonfield*
    Member of the Board, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson
  • Fueo Sumita*
    Chief of Sumita Accounting Office
  • Fujio Cho*
    Chairman, Toyota Motor Corporation
  • Ryuji Yasuda*
    Professor, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University
  • Yukako Uchinaga*(**)
    Director, Vice Chairman, Benesse Corporation
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Berlitz International, Inc.
  • Mitsuaki Yahagi*(**)
    Chairman of the Board, The Japan Research Institute, Limited
  • Tsun-Yan Hsieh*(**)
    Special Consultant, McKinsey & Company
  • Roland A. Hernandez*(**)
    Retired Chairman and CEO, Telemundo Group, Inc

<Chairman of the Board and Vice Chairman of the Board>

  • Chairman of the Board
    Yotaro Kobayashi
  • Vice Chairman of the Board
    Yoshihiko Miyauchi

<Chair and Members of the Committees>

Nominating Committee

  • Chair
    Yotaro Kobayashi
  • Members
    Yoshihiko Miyauchi, Perter Bonfield, Fujio Cho,
    Yukako Uchinaga, Roland A. Hernandez,
    Howard Stringer, Ryoji Chubachi

Compensation Committee

  • Chair
    Sakie T. Fukushima
  • Members
    Mitsuaki Yahagi, Tsun-Yan Hsieh

Audit Committee

  • Chair
    Yoshiaki Yamauchi
  • Members
    Fueo Sumita, Ryuji Yasuda

<Corporate Executive Officers>

Representative Corporate Executive Officers (* concurrent with Director)

  • Howard Stringer*
    Chairman and CEO
  • Ryoji Chubachi*
    President and Electronics CEO
  • Katsumi Ihara*
    Executive Deputy President
    Officer in charge of Consumer Products Group

Corporate Executive Officers

  • Yutaka Nakagawa
    Executive Deputy President
    Officer in charge of Semiconductor & Component Group,
    Production Strategy, Procurement and Supply Chain
  • Nobuyuki Oneda
    EVP and CFO
  • Keiji Kimura
    Officer in charge of Technology Strategies, Intellectual Property,
    Information Systems and Electronics Business Strategies
  • Nicole Seligman
    EVP and General Counsel
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