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March 27, 2024

Selection of Board Member Candidates

    Tokyo, Japan - At Sony Group Corporation's Nominating Committee meeting held earlier today, the following candidates were nominated as Members of Sony Group Corporation's Board of Directors for 2024. The nominees are subject to the approval at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders, to be held in June 2024.

    Members of the Board

    The candidates for Members of the Board are as follows:

    Kenichiro Yoshida
    Chairman and CEO
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer
    Hiroki Totoki
    President, COO and CFO
    Representative Corporate Executive Officer
    Yoshihiko Hatanaka*1
    External Director, Shiseido Company, Limited
    External Director, SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD
    Former Representative Director, Chairman of the Board,
    Astellas Pharma Inc.
    Wendy Becker*1
    Chairperson of the Board, Logitech International S.A.
    Non-Executive Director, GSK plc
    Sakie Akiyama*1
    Founder, Saki Corporation
    Keiko Kishigami*1
    Certified Public Accountant in Japan
    Board Member, WWF Japan
    Joseph A. Kraft Jr.*1
    CEO, Rorschach Advisory Inc.
    Neil Hunt*1
    Chief Product Officer, Vibrant Planet, PBC
    Director, Roku, Inc.
    Former Chief Product Officer, Netflix Inc.
    William Morrow*1
    CEO, DIRECTV Entertainment Holdings LLC
    Shingo Konomoto*1 *2
    President &CEO, Chairman, Member of the Board, Representative Director, Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. *3
    • *1An Outside Director who satisfies the requirements under Item 15, Article 2 of the Companies Act of Japan
    • *2A new candidate for Member of the Board
    • *3Following the resolution of the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders and the Board of Directors of Nomura Research Institute, Ltd., which is scheduled to be held in late June 2024, Mr. Shingo Konomoto will be elected Chairman, Member of the Board, Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.

    Members of the Board scheduled to retire

    Toshiko Oka
    Professor, Professional Graduate School,
    Graduate School of Global Business, Meiji University

    Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board*4

    • Chairman of the Board
      Yoshihiko Hatanaka
    • Vice Chairman of the Board
      Wendy Becker

    Chair and Members of the Committees*4

    • Nominating Committee
      Chair: Yoshihiko Hatanaka
      Members: Wendy Becker, Joseph A. Kraft Jr.
    • Compensation Committee
      Chair: Wendy Becker
      Members: Sakie Akiyama, William Morrow
    • Audit Committee
      Chair: Joseph A. Kraft Jr.
      Members: Keiko Kishigami, Shingo Konomoto
    • Information Security
      Joseph A. Kraft Jr., Neil Hunt
    • *4To be officially appointed at the Board of Directors meeting to be held following the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders, scheduled for June 2024.
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