Sony Corporation Selection of Board Member Candidates


Tokyo, Japan - At the meeting of the Nominating Committee held on April 27, 2018, 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 19, 2018.

Members of the Board

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

Kenichiro Yoshida --- Representative Corporate Executive Officer, President and CEO

Kazuo Hirai --- Chairman

Osamu Nagayama(*) --- Representative Director, Chairman, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

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

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(*) --- Former Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Ricoh Company, Ltd.

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

Nicholas Donatiello, Jr.(*)(**) --- President and CEO, Odyssey Ventures, Inc.

Toshiko Oka(*)(**) --- CEO, Oka & Company Ltd.

(*) 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

Takaaki Nimura --- Certified Public Accountant                            

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