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July 25, 2003

Notice of share buy back on the Tokyo Stock Exchange to reserve shares for shareholders who wish to increase their shares to one unit (100 shares)

 With regard to the share buy back pursuant to Article 210 of the Commercial Code, Sony has purchased its own shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange as follows:

(1) Purchase Date: July 25, 2003 (Friday)
(2) Purpose: To reserve shares to be sold to shareholders upon their requests to purchase shares in order to increase their shares to one unit (100 shares)
(3) Type of Shares: Shares of Common Stock
(4) Number of Shares Purchased: 500,000 shares
(5) Total Purchase Price: 1,847,370,000 yen
(6) Method: Shares were purchased on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Authorization made at the ordinary general meeting of shareholders held on June 20, 2003:
Type of Shares Shares of Common Stock and shares of Subsidiary Tracking Stock linked to Sony Communication Network Corporation ("Tracking Stock")
Number of Shares Common Stock: Up to 90,000,000 shares
Tracking Stock: Up to 300,000 shares
Total Purchase Price Common Stock: Up to 400 billion yen
Tracking Stock: Up to 1 billion yen
(Note) As of July 25, 2003, the above transaction is the only share buy back carried out by Sony pursuant to the above authorization.