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June 23, 2015

Sony Corporation Executive Appointments

Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation announced the appointment of members to its Board of Directors following approval at the 98th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders that took place today, along with the company's Chairman of the Board, Chairman 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
*The candidates have not changed since the announcement on April 30.

Kazuo Hirai
Representative Corporate Executive Officer,
President and CEO
Kenichiro Yoshida
Representative Corporate Executive Officer,
Executive Deputy President and CFO
Kanemitsu Anraku(*)
Director, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
Osamu Nagayama(*)
Representative Director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Takaaki Nimura(*)
Certified Public Accountant
Eikoh Harada(*)
Representative Director, Chairman and CEO,
Benesse Holdings, Inc.
Representative Director and CEO, Benesse Corporation
Joichi Ito(*)
Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab
Tim Schaaff
Retired President, Sony Network Entertainment International LLC
Independent Startup Advisor
Kazuo Matsunaga(*)
Retired Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
Koichi Miyata(*)
President, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
John V. Roos(*)
Former United States Ambassador to Japan
Eriko Sakurai(*)
Chairman and CEO, Dow Corning Toray Co., Ltd
  • (*)An Outside Director who satisfies the requirements under Item 15, Article 2 of the Companies Act of Japan

Chairman of the Board

Chairman of the Board
Osamu Nagayama

Chairman and Members of the Committees

Nominating Committee

Osamu Nagayama
Koichi Miyata, John V. Roos, Kazuo Hirai

Compensation Committee

Eikoh Harada
Eriko Sakurai, Kenichiro Yoshida

Audit Committee

Takaaki Nimura
Kanemitsu Anraku, Kazuo Matsunaga

Corporate Executive Officers (*concurrently a Director)
*The candidates have not changed since the announcement on May 29.

Representative Corporate Executive Officers

Kazuo Hirai*
President and Chief Executive Officer
Kenichiro Yoshida*
Executive Deputy President and Chief Financial Officer

Corporate Executive Officers

Tomoyuki Suzuki
Executive Deputy President
Officer in charge of Device Solutions Business and RDS Platform
President of Device Solutions Business Group
Shiro Kambe
Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Legal, Compliance, Corporate Communications,
CSR and External Relations
Masashi Imamura
Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Manufacturing, Logistics, Procurement,
Quality and Environmental Platform and Engineering Platform
Shigeki Ishizuka
Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Imaging Products & Solutions Business
President of Professional Solutions Group
President of Digital Imaging Business Group
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