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May 17, 2016

Selection of Board Member Candidates

Tokyo, Japan - At the meeting of the Nominating Committee held on May 17, 2016, 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 17, 2016.

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
Kenichiro Yoshida
Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Executive Deputy President and CFO
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
Chief Product Officer, Intertrust Technologies Corporation
Independent Startup Advisor
Former President, Sony Network Entertainment International LLC
Kazuo Matsunaga(*)
Vice Chairman of the Board, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation
Former Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
Koichi Miyata(*)
President, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
John V. Roos(*)
Former United States Ambassador to Japan
Founding Partner, Geodesic Capital
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

Member of the Board scheduled to retire

Kanemitsu Anraku
Former Representative Director and Executive Vice President, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
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