MICHAEL LYNTON RENEWS AS HEAD OF GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT FOR SONY

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MICHAEL LYNTON EXTENDS CONTRACT AS HEAD OF GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT FOR SONY 
New York and Culver City, CA (April 9, 2013) – Michael Lynton, Chief Executive 
Officer of Sony Entertainment, Inc. and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 
Sony Pictures Entertainment, has renewed his contract, it was announced today 
by Kazuo Hirai, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sony Corporation. 
Lynton joined Sony Pictures Entertainment in January 2004 and, with Co-Chairman 
Amy Pascal, they put the studio on a path of stability and success across its 
lines of business. Lynton was appointed to the additional role of CEO, Sony 
Entertainment, Inc. in 2012, overseeing Sony’s global entertainment businesses, 
including Sony Music Entertainment, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Sony 
Pictures. 
This past year, Sony Pictures enjoyed its best performance ever at the 
worldwide box office, ranking #1 in North American theatrical market share 
among all Hollywood studios due to the strong performance of hits like 
Skyfall™, The Amazing Spider-Man™, Men in Black™ 3 and Hotel Transylvania. The 
company’s growing Sony Pictures Television unit now encompasses global 
production and distribution of top-rated programming across all genres, one of 
the largest libraries of content and formats, as well as a global portfolio of 
television networks, channel investments, a premium digital video network and 
multi-platform ad sales. 
At Sony Music, led by Chief Executive Officer Doug Morris, increases in digital 
revenue and chart-topping performers like One Direction, Adele, Alicia Keys and 
Pink have driven growth. This past year, under the leadership of Chairman and 
Chief Executive Officer Martin Bandier, Sony/ATV took over the administration 
of EMI Publishing, making it the world’s foremost music publishing business. 
“Michael’s steady leadership and strong vision for the digital future will help 
keep Sony’s entertainment businesses stable and reliable contributors to Sony’s 
growth,” said Kazuo Hirai. “I look forward to working closely with Michael in 
ensuring that music and pictures remain integral parts of our global strategy. 
We’re thrilled he will continue at the helm for years to come.” 
During Lynton’s tenure, Sony Pictures has rapidly expanded its global presence 
and digital footprint. Worldwide box office revenue for Sony Pictures’ films 
surpassed the four billion dollar mark in 2012 for the first time. Sony 
Pictures Television now has 18 production companies in 15 countries around the 
world covering multiple regions and boasts international television networks 
with 124 channel feeds in 159 countries reaching over 800 million homes 
worldwide. In addition, the studio has become a leader in digital entertainment 
pioneering business models like the ad-supported Crackle digital video network, 
early Electronic Sell-Through (EST) and cloud-based content ownership through 
UltraViolet. 
Lynton commented, “I am grateful to work with some of the finest minds in the 
entertainment business, starting with my partner at Sony Pictures, Amy Pascal, 
as well as Doug Morris at Sony Music and Marty Bandier at Sony/ATV. They are 
the best in their fields, and together we will strive to bring the very best 
films, music and television shows to our growing, global audiences. 
Lynton continued, “We will continue to collaborate closely with Kaz Hirai to 
create innovative, world-class entertainment and technology experiences, as 
only Sony can.” 
Born and raised in Europe, Lynton attended Harvard College and Harvard Business 
School. He has previously worked on Wall Street and for The Walt Disney 
Company, Hollywood Pictures (serving as President), Pearson plc’s Penguin Group 
(Chairman and CEO), AOL Europe (CEO), AOL International (President) and Time 
Warner International (President). 
Contacts:
Jim Kennedy, Sony Corporation of America
212-833-8823 or jim_kennedy@sonyusa.com<mailto:jim_kennedy@sonyusa.com> 
Ann Boyd, Sony Pictures Entertainment
310-244-3683 or ann_boyd@spe.sony.com<mailto:ann_boyd@spe.sony.com> 
(rml) NY
 
 
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