Consolidated Financial Results Forecast for the 3Q Ended December 31, 2014, and Revision of Consolidated Forecast for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2015


Tokyo, February 4, 2015 -- Sony Corporation (“Sony”) today announced its consolidated financial results forecast for the third quarter ended December 31, 2014 (October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014). Sony has also revised its consolidated forecast for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015 from the forecast announced on October 31, 2014.

As previously announced on January 23, 2015, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. (“SPE”), a consolidated subsidiary of Sony, the results of which are reported as the Pictures business segment, had a serious disruption of its network and IT infrastructure as a result of a cyberattack. As a result, SPE was unable to close its financial statements for the third quarter within a timeframe that would have permitted reporting of actual results for the Pictures segment as part of today’s announcement.

In order to provide timely disclosure of currently available financial information on a consolidated basis and for each of its segments, Sony is disclosing forecasted results, which include the estimated impact of the cyberattack, on a consolidated basis and for the Pictures segment. Sony is also disclosing the actual results of its other segments, whose results were not impacted by the cyberattack, for the third quarter ended December 31, 2014. The forecasts for consolidated results and the Pictures segment for the third quarter are based on the information currently available to management, and the actual results may differ from these forecasts. Sony plans on announcing its actual results for the third quarter by March 31, 2015.

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