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March 30, 2021

Selection of Board Member Candidates

    Tokyo, Japan – At Sony Corporation’s*1 recent Nominating Committee meeting, the following candidates were nominated as Members of Sony Group Corporation’s Board of Directors. The nominees are subject to the approval at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders, to be held in June 2021.

    Members of the Board

    The candidates for Members of the Board are as follows:

    Kenichiro Yoshida Chairman, President and CEO
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer
    Hiroki Totoki Executive Deputy President and CFO
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer
    Shuzo Sumi*2 Senior Executive Advisor, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
    Tim Schaaff Chief Product Officer, Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Toshiko Oka*2 CEO, Oka & Company Ltd.
    Sakie Akiyama*2 Founder, Saki Corporation
    Wendy Becker*2 Chairperson of the Board, Logitech International S.A.
    Non-Executive Director, Great Portland Estates plc
    Yoshihiko Hatanaka*2 Representative Director, Chairman of the Board,
    Astellas Pharma Inc.
    Adam Crozier*2 Chairman of the Board, Whitbread plc
    Chairman of the Board, ASOS plc
    Chairman of the Board, Kantar Group Limited.
    Keiko Kishigami*2 Certified Public Accountant in Japan
    Board Member, WWF Japan
    Joseph A. Kraft Jr.*2 CEO, Rorschach Advisory Inc.
    • *1As of April 1st 2021, Sony Corporation will change its company name to "Sony Group Corporation."
    • *2An Outside Director who satisfies the requirements under Item 15, Article 2 of the Companies Act of Japan

    Member of the Board scheduled to retire

    Kazuo Matsunaga*3 Chairman of the Board, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation
    • *3After retiring from the member of the Board, Kazuo Matsunaga will be retained as Senior Advisor to provide advice to the management of Sony Group Corporation from a broad perspective.
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