Sony Corporation - Selection of Board Member Candidates


Tokyo, Japan - At the meeting of the Nominating Committee held on April 28, 2017, Sony Corporation named candidates for election to the position of Member of the Board. The selections are subject to the approval at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on June 15, 2017.

Members of the Board 

The candidates for election to the position of Member of the Board are as follows.

Kazuo Hirai --- Representative Corporate Executive Officer, President and CEO

Kenichiro Yoshida --- Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Executive Deputy President and CFO

Osamu Nagayama(*) --- Representative Director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Takaaki Nimura(*) --- Certified Public Accountant

Eikoh Harada(*)  --- Former Chairman, President and CEO, Representative Director, McDonald's Holdings Company (Japan), Ltd.

Tim Schaaff --- Chief Product Officer, Intertrust Technologies Corporation
                      Independent Startup Advisor
                      Former President, Sony Network Entertainment International LLC

Kazuo Matsunaga(*) --- Chairman of the Board, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation
                                   Former Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry

Koichi Miyata(*) --- Chairman of the Board, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
                            Chairman of the Board, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

John V. Roos(*) --- Former United States Ambassador to Japan
                            Founding Partner, Geodesic Capital

Eriko Sakurai(*) --- Chairman and CEO, Representative Director, Dow Corning Toray Co., Ltd.

Kunihito Minakawa(*)(**) --- Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Ricoh Company, Ltd. (Scheduled to retire on June 16, 2017)

Shuzo Sumi(*)(**) --- Chairman of the Board, Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.

(*) An Outside Director who satisfies the requirements under Item 15, Article 2 of the Companies Act of Japan
(**)A new candidate for Member of the Board

Member of the Board scheduled to retire

Joichi Ito  --- Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab
*After retiring from his role as Director at Sony Corporation on June 15, 2017, Joichi Ito is expected to assume the role of Strategic Advisor, in which capacity he continue to counsel and exchange ideas with Sony’s management team pertaining to advanced technology fields such as IT and AI, new business creation.

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