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May 8, 2013

Selection of Board Member Candidates

Tokyo, Japan - At the meeting of the Nominating Committee held on May 8, 2013, Sony Corporation named candidates for election to the position of Member of the Board. The selections are subject to the approval at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on June 20, 2013.

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

  • Kazuo Hirai
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer, President and CEO
  • Masaru Kato
    Corporate Executive Officer, EVP and CFO
  • Peter Bonfield (*)
    Chairman of the Board, NXP Semiconductors N.V.
  • Ryuji Yasuda (*)
    Professor, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy,
    Hitotsubashi University
  • Yukako Uchinaga (*)
    Director and Executive Vice President, Benesse Holdings, Inc.
    Honorary Chairman, Berlitz Corporation
  • Mitsuaki Yahagi (*)
    Special Advisor, The Japan Research Institute, Ltd.
  • Kanemitsu Anraku (*)
    Director, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
  • Yorihiko Kojima (*)
    Chairman of the Board, Mitsubishi Corporation
  • Osamu Nagayama (*)
    Representative Director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
    Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • Takaaki Nimura(*)
    Certified Public Accountant
  • Eikoh Harada(*)(**)
    Chairman, President and CEO, Representative Director,
    McDonald's Holdings Company (Japan), Ltd.
    McDonald's Company (Japan), Ltd.
  • Joichi Ito(*)(**)
    Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab
  • Tim Schaaff(**)
    Retired President, Sony Network Entertainment International LLC
  • (*) 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

Members of the Board scheduled to retire

  • Howard Stringer
    Chairman of the Board
  • Ryoji Chubachi
    President of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Retired Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Vice Chairman
  • Tsun-Yan Hsieh
    Chairman and Lead Counselor, LinHart Group
  • Roland A. Hernandez
    Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
    Telemundo Group, Inc.
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