SON: Sony Corporation: Selection of Board Member Candidates

  SON: Sony Corporation: Selection of Board Member Candidates

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

News & Information

May 8, 2013

Selection of Board Member Candidates

Tokyo, Japan – At the meeting of the Nominating Committee held on May 8, 2013,
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 20, 2013.

Members of the Board

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

Kazuo Hirai           Representative Corporate Executive Officer, President
                        and CEO
Masaru Kato             Corporate Executive Officer, EVP and CFO
Peter Bonfield(*)       Chairman of the Board, NXP Semiconductors N.V.
                        Professor, Graduate School of International Corporate
Ryuji Yasuda(*)         Strategy,

                        Hitotsubashi University
                        Director and Executive Vice President, Benesse
Yukako Uchinaga(*)      Holdings, Inc.

                        Honorary Chairman, Berlitz Corporation
Mitsuaki Yahagi(*)      Special Advisor, The Japan Research Institute, Ltd.
Kanemitsu Anraku(*)     Director, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
Yorihiko Kojima(*)      Chairman of the Board, Mitsubishi Corporation
                        Representative Director, Chairman and Chief Executive
Osamu Nagayama(*)       Officer,

                        Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Takaaki Nimura(*)       Certified Public Accountant
                        Chairman, President and CEO, Representative Director,

Eikoh Harada(*)(**)     McDonald's Company (Japan), Ltd.

                        McDonald's Holdings Company (Japan), Ltd.
Joichi Ito(*)(**)       Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
                        Media Lab
Tim Schaaff(**)         Retired President, Sony Network Entertainment
                        International LLC

(*)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

Members of the Board scheduled to retire

Howard Stringer       Chairman of the Board
                        President of the National Institute of Advanced
                        Industrial Science and Technology
Ryoji Chubachi
                        Retired Representative Corporate Executive Officer,
                        Vice Chairman
Tsun-Yan Hsieh          Chairman and Lead Counselor, LinHart Group
                        Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
Roland A. Hernandez
                        Telemundo Group, Inc.


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