SON: Sony Corporation: Notice Regarding Year-End Dividend for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2013

  SON: Sony Corporation: Notice Regarding Year-End Dividend for the Fiscal
  Year Ended March 31, 2013

UK Regulatory Announcement

TOKYO

Sony Corporation
1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku
Tokyo 108-0075

News & Information

May 8, 2013

Notice Regarding Year-End Dividend for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2013

Sony Corporation (the “Corporation”) approved, at the meeting of its Board of
Directors held on May 8, 2013, the year-end dividends on shares of common
stock of the Corporation for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 as follows:

I. Details of Year-End Dividend

                                      Latest dividend        FY 2011
                  Details of          forecast
               resolution                           Year-end      
                                      (as of February        dividends
                                      7, 2013)               (Actual)
Record date       March 31,           March 31, 2013         March 31,
                  2013                                       2012
Dividend per      ¥12.50              Undetermined           ¥12.50
share
Total amount      ¥12,636                                    ¥12,545
of                million             ―                      million
dividends
Dividend
payment           June 4, 2013        ―                      June 6, 2012
starting date
Source of         Retained            ―                      Retained
dividends         earnings                                   earnings

II. Reasons for Determination of Dividend Amount

The Corporation believes that continuously increasing corporate value and
providing dividends are essential to rewarding shareholders, and it is the
Corporation’s policy to strive for the perpetuation of stable dividends. The
Corporation made its decision with respect to the year-end dividend for the
fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, to pay the same amount of dividend per share
as the previous fiscal year, based on the policy outlined above.

(Reference) Dividend Actual

                Dividend per share                                       
                  Interim              Year-end            Annual
                 dividend          dividend         dividend
                                                           (total)
FY 2012
                  ¥12.50               ¥12.50              ¥25.00
(ended March
31, 2013)
FY 2011
                  ¥12.50               ¥12.50              ¥25.00
(ended March
31, 2012)

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