Sony Corporation Executive Appointments

May 24, 2016

Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation today announced candidates for the positions of Representative Corporate Executive Officers, Corporate Executive Officers, Business Executives and Corporate Executives to be appointed effective June 17, 2016. The appointments of Representative Corporate Executive Officers and Corporate Executive Officers are subject to the approval of the Board of Directors Meeting to be held on June 17, 2016. The appointments of Business Executives and Corporate Executives are to be submitted for internal approval following the appointment of Representative Corporate Executive Officers and Corporate Executive Officers.

Corporate Executive Officers> (*concurrently a Director)

The candidates for Representative Corporate Executive Officers and Corporate Executive Officers are as follows (as of June 17, 2016):

<Representative Corporate Executive Officers>

Kazuo Hirai* --- President and Chief Executive Officer

Kenichiro Yoshida* --- Executive Deputy President and Chief Financial Officer

<Corporate Executive Officers> (EVPs listed in order of appointment)

Tomoyuki Suzuki --- Executive Deputy President
Officer in charge of R&D Platform In charge of Energy Business and Storage Media Business

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 & Environment In charge of Engineering Platform

Shigeki Ishizuka --- Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Imaging Products and Solutions Business
President of Digital Imaging Group
President of Professional Solutions and Services Group

Andrew House --- Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Game & Network Services Business
President and Global CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC

Michael Lynton --- Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Pictures and Music Businesses
CEO, Sony Entertainment Inc.
Chairman & CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
CEO, Sony Corporation of America

Ichiro Takagi --- Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Home Entertainment & Sound Business and Consumer AV Sales & Marketing Representative Director and President, Sony Visual Products Inc.
Representative Director and President, Sony Video & Sound Products Inc.

Hiroki Totoki --- Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Mobile Communications Business
In charge of New Business Platform (Strategy)
President & CEO, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
President and Representative Director, So-net Corporation

Kazushi Ambe (Newly appointed) --- Executive Vice President
Officer in charge of Human Resources and General Affairs

Business Executives> (listed in order of appointment)

The candidates for Business Executives are as follows (as of June 17, 2016):

Katsumi Ihara --- Chairman, Director, Sony Financial Holdings Inc. (**)
Chairman, Director, Sony Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

Doug Morris --- CEO, Sony Music Entertainment

Martin Bandier --- Chairman & CEO, Sony / ATV Music Publishing LLC

Hiroshi Kawano --- President and Representative Director, Sony Marketing Inc.
President and Corporate Executive, Sony Marketing Japan Inc.

Masaru Tamagawa --- Chairman, Representative Director and Global Sales & Marketing Officer, Sony Marketing Inc.

Kunimasa Suzuki --- Executive Vice President, Sony Entertainment Inc.

Izumi Kawanishi --- Director, EVP, Product Business Group, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.

Yasuhiro Ueda --- President, Representative Director, Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation

Michael Fasulo --- President and COO, Sony Electronics Inc.

Tomoo Hagimoto --- President, Representative Director, Sony Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

Michinori Mizuno --- Representative Director and CEO, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.

Hidehiko Teshirogi --- EVP, Deputy Head of Product Business Group, Sony Mobile Communications Inc. In charge of TS Business, Sony Corporation

Yoshito Ezure --- Representative Director and President, Sony Energy Devices Corporation

Toru Katsumoto --- Deputy President of Imaging Products and Solutions Sector
President of Professional Products Group
President of Medical Business Unit

Hideyuki Furumi --- EVP, Global Sales & Marketing, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
Director, So-net Corporation

Toshihiko Ohnishi --- Deputy President of Professional Solutions and Services Group, Imaging Products and Solutions Sector

Terushi Shimizu --- Representative Director and President, Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

Shigeru Ishii (Promoted) --- President, Representative Director, Sony Financial Holdings Inc. (**)

Mitsuya Kishida (Promoted) --- Representative Director and President, Sony Global Manufacturing & Operations Corporation

Tsuyoshi Kodera (Promoted) --- Deputy President, Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC

** The appointments are subject to the approval at Sony Financial Holdings Inc.’s Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders as well as the Board of Directors’ meeting both to be held on June 23, 2016.

Corporate Executives> (listed in order of appointment)

The candidates for Corporate Executives are as follows (as of June 17, 2016):

Shoji Nemoto --- Sony Group China Representative

In charge of Disc Manufacturing Business

Keiichiro Shimada --- In charge of Mid-to-Long Term Technology, R&D Platform

In charge of Technology Policy and Relations

Fumiaki Sakai --- Chief Information Officer

Masayuki Hattori --- President of System R&D Group, R&D Platform

Teruo Hirayama --- President of Device & Material R&D Group, R&D Platform

Toshimoto Mitomo --- In charge of Intellectual Property and Mid-to-Long Term Business Development

Natsuko Takei --- Senior General Manager of Legal & Compliance Department

Hiroichi Kawahira --- President of Advanced Materials Laboratories, Device & Material R&D Group, R&D Platform

Hiroyuki Sato --- In charge of Quality & Environment

Deputy President of Digital Imaging Group, Imaging Products and Solutions Sector

Kazuhiko Takeda --- In charge of Corporate Planning & Control and Accounting

Senior General Manager of Corporate Planning & Control Department

Hiroaki Kitano (Promoted) --- President & Chief Executive Officer, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.

Atsuko Murakami (Promoted) --- Senior General Manager of Finance Department

Business Executive to Retire> (as of June 17, 2016)

Nobuki Kurita --- Chairman, Sony (China) Co., Ltd

Access press release: http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/News/Press/201605/16-056E/index.html


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