Sony Corporation Executive Appointments

May 29, 2015

Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation today announced candidates for the positions of Representative Corporate Executive Officers, Corporate Executive Officers, Corporate Executives and Group Executives to be appointed effective June 23, 2015. The selections of Corporate Executive Officers are subject to the approval of the Board of Directors Meeting to be held on June 23, 2015. The selections of Corporate Executives and Group 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 23, 2015):

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 Device Solutions Business and RDS Platform

President of Device Solutions Business Group

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 and Environmental Platform and Engineering Platform

Shigeki Ishizuka --- Executive Vice President

Officer in charge of Imaging Products & Solutions Business

President of Professional Solutions Group

President of Digital Imaging Business Group

Corporate Executives

The candidates for Corporate Executives are as follows (as of June 23, 2015):

Executive Vice President (EVP)

Shoji Nemoto --- Sony Group China Representative

In charge of Disc Manufacturing Business

Senior Vice President (SVP) (listed in order of appointment)

Keiichiro Shimada --- In charge of Mid-to-Long term Technology, RDS Platform

In charge of Technology Policy and Relations

Yoshito Ezure --- Senior General Manager of Energy Division,

Device Solutions Business Group

Representative Director and President, Sony Energy Devices Corporation

Toru Katsumoto --- President of Medical Business Unit

Representative Director and President, Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc.

Fumiaki Sakai --- Chief Information Officer

Hideyuki Furumi --- President of UX, Marketing Group, UX Platform

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

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

Toshimoto Mitomo --- In charge of Intellectual Property

Toshihiko Ohnishi --- Deputy President of Imaging Products and Solutions Sector

Deputy President of Professional Solutions Group

Terushi Shimizu --- Deputy President of Device Solutions Business Group

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

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

Kazushi Ambe --- In charge of Human Resources and General Affairs

Hiroyuki Sato (Promoted) --- Deputy President of Digital Imaging Business Group, Imaging Products and Solutions Sector

Kazuhiko Takeda (Promoted) --- In charge of Accounting

Senior General Manager of Corporate Planning & Control Department

Group Executives (listed in order of appointment)

The candidates for Group Executives are as follows (as of June 23, 2015):

Michael Lynton --- CEO, Sony Entertainment Inc.

Chairman & CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

CEO, Sony Corporation of America

Katsumi Ihara --- Executive President and Representative Director, Sony Financial Holdings Inc.

Chairman, Director, Sony Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

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

Doug Morris --- CEO, Sony Music Entertainment

Andrew House --- In charge of Game & Network Services Business

President and Global CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

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

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

Masaru Tamagawa --- President, Sony Europe Ltd.

Nicole Seligman --- President, Sony Corporation of America

President, Sony Entertainment Inc.

Senior Legal Counsel, in charge of Information Security, Sony Group

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

Hiroki Totoki --- In charge of Mobile Communications Business

President & CEO, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.

Izumi Kawanishi --- Director, EVP, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.

In charge of Solutions Software Development,

Professional Solutions Group, Sony Corporation (Advisory role)

Ichiro Takagi --- In charge of Home Entertainment & Sound Business

In charge of Consumer AV Sales Platform

Representative Director and President, Sony Visual Products Inc.

President of Video & Sound Business Group, Sony Corporation

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

Michael Fasulo (Promoted) --- President and COO, Sony Electronics Inc.

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

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

Hidehiko Teshirogi (Promoted) --- SVP, Deputy Head of Product Business Group, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.

In charge of TS Business, Sony Corporation

Corporate Executives to Retire (as of June 23, 2015)

Corporate Executive Officers

Tadashi Saito --- Executive Vice President

Officer in charge of Medical Business

Kunitaka Fujita --- Executive Vice President

Officer in charge of Human Resources and General Affairs

Corporate Executives

Masaru Kato --- Vice Chairman

Kazuaki Takanose --- In charge of Procurement

Senior General Manager of Corporate Procurement Center,

Manufacturing, Logistics, Procurement, Quality and Environmental Platform

Takemi Nagasaka --- In charge of Accounting

Shigeru Kato --- In charge of Product Quality & Safety and Environment,

Manufacturing, Logistics, Procurement, Quality and Environmental Platform

Group Executives

Masao Morita --- Chairman and Representative Director, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.

Representative Director, Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Inc.

Yoshihisa Ishida --- EVP, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.

Naoki Kitagawa --- Representative Director and Vice Chairman, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.

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[Contact Info.]

Corporate Communications & CSR Department

Sony Corporation

Sony.Prhq@jp.sony.com

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