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May 11, 2011

Executive Appointments

Tokyo, Japan — At the meeting of the Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors held on May 11, 2011, Sony Corporation named candidates for election to the position of Member of the Board. The selections are subject to the approval of the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on June 28, 2011.

Members of the Board
The candidates for election to the position of Member of the Board are as follows.

Howard Stringer Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Ryoji Chubachi Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Vice Chairman
Yotaro Kobayashi (*) Former Chairman of the Board, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
Yoshiaki Yamauchi (*) Former Director, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
Peter Bonfield (*) Chairman of the Board, NXP Semiconductors N.V.
Fujio Cho (*) Chairman of the Board, Toyota Motor Corporation
Ryuji Yasuda (*) Professor, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University
Yukako Uchinaga (*) Director and Executive Vice President, Benesse Holdings, Inc.
  Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President, Berlitz Corporation
Mitsuaki Yahagi (*) Chairman of the Board, The Japan Research Institute, Limited
Tsun-Yan Hsieh (*) Chairman, LinHart Group
Roland A. Hernandez (*) Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Telemundo Group, Inc.
Kanemitsu Anraku (*) Director, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
Yorihiko Kojima (*) Chairman of the Board, Mitsubishi Corporation
Osamu Nagayama (*) Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer,
  Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Yuichiro Anzai (*)(**) Executive Academic Advisor for Keio University
  Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University

  • (*)An Outside Director who satisfies the requirements under Item 15, Article 2 of the Companies Act of Japan
  • (**)A new candidate for Member of the Board
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