Tokyo, Japan - At the meeting of the Nominating Committee held on May 13, 2014, 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, 2014.
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, EVP and CFO Kanemitsu Anraku(*) Director, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. Osamu Nagayama(*) Representative Director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Takaaki Nimura(*) Certified Public Accountant Eikoh Harada(*) Chairman, Director,
McDonald's Holdings Company (Japan), Ltd.
McDonald's Company (Japan), Ltd Joichi Ito(*) Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab Tim Schaaff Retired President, Sony Network Entertainment International LLC
Independent Startup Advisor Kazuo Matsunaga(*)(**) Retired Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Koichi Miyata(*)(**) President, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. John V. Roos(*)(**) Former United States Ambassador to Japan Eriko Sakurai(*)(**) Chairman and CEO, Dow Corning Toray Co., 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
Members of the Board scheduled to retire
Masaru Kato Vice Chairman Peter Bonfield Chairman of the Board, NXP Semiconductors N.V. Ryuji Yasuda Professor, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy,
Hitotsubashi University Yukako Uchinaga President & CEO, Globalization Research Institute Co.,Ltd Mitsuaki Yahagi Special Advisor, The Japan Research Institute, Ltd. Yorihiko Kojima Chairman of the Board, Mitsubishi Corporation