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Extraordinary Report

June 24, 2014

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Extraordinary Report

June 24, 2014

(TRANSLATION)

Sony Corporation

Note for readers of this English translation

On June 24, 2014, Sony Corporation (the “Corporation”) filed its Japanese-language Extraordinary Report (Rinji Houkokusho) (the “Report”) with the Director-General of the Kanto Financial Bureau in Japan in connection with the Corporation’s shareholders’ voting results for proposals acted upon at the 97th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders held on June 19, 2014 pursuant to the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act of Japan. This document is an English translation of the Report in its entirety.

1.Reason for submitting the Extraordinary Report

Given that resolutions were made for the PROPOSALS TO BE ACTED UPON at the 97th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders held on June 19, 2014 (the “Meeting”), Sony Corporation (the “Corporation”) submits this Extraordinary Report under the provisions of Article 24-5, Paragraph 4, of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act of Japan and Article 19, Paragraph 1 and Paragraph 2, Item 9-2, of the Cabinet Office Ordinance on Disclosure of Corporate Information, etc.

2.Matters reported

(1) Date when the Meeting was held: June 19, 2014

(2) Proposals acted upon

Proposal 1: To elect 12 Directors.

Kazuo Hirai, Kenichiro Yoshida, Kanemitsu Anraku, Osamu Nagayama, Takaaki Nimura, Eikoh Harada, Joichi Ito, Tim Schaaff, Kazuo Matsunaga, Koichi Miyata, John V. Roos and Eriko Sakurai were elected as directors of the Corporation.

Proposal 2: To issue Stock Acquisition Rights for the purpose of granting stock options.

(3) Number of voting rights concerning the indication of “for,” “against” or “abstention” for each proposal; requirements for approving the proposals; and results of resolutions

1) Total number of voting rights

Number of shareholders with voting rights   640,585
Number of voting rights 10,412,555


2) The number of shareholders who have exercised their voting rights

Number of shareholders who have exercised their voting rights   164,957
(Number of shareholders present at the Meeting 4,662 )
Number of voting rights exercised   6,487,996 [Exercise Ratio 62.3%]
(Number of voting rights of the shareholders present at the Meeting

135,971 [Exercise Ratio 1.3%] )

(Voting right)

Proposal   For   Against   Abstention   Ratio of favorable votes   Results
Proposal 1  
Kazuo Hirai 5,773,774 376,686 263,308 89% Approved
Kenichiro Yoshida 6,019,469 130,992 263,308 93% Approved
Kanemitsu Anraku 5,804,448 346,011 263,308 89% Approved
Osamu Nagayama 5,805,644 344,815 263,308 89% Approved
Takaaki Nimura 5,823,742 326,717 263,308 90% Approved
Eikoh Harada 5,978,394 172,067 263,308 92% Approved
Joichi Ito 5,972,421 178,038 263,308 92% Approved
Tim Schaaff 5,955,284 195,176 263,308 92% Approved
Kazuo Matsunaga 6,021,465 128,996 263,308 93% Approved
Koichi Miyata 5,671,860 478,601 263,308 87% Approved
John V. Roos 6,025,423 125,038 263,308 93% Approved
Eriko Sakurai 6,024,405 126,056 263,308 93% Approved
Proposal 2 6,064,627 335,084 19,035 93% Approved


Notes:

1. Requirements for the approval of each proposal are as follows:

1) The resolution for Proposal 1 shall be adopted by a simple majority of the voting rights held by the shareholders present and voting at the Meeting (including postal and electronic voting) in a vote of shareholders holding in aggregate one-third (1/3) or more of the total number of voting rights.

2) The resolution for Proposal 2 shall be adopted by a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the voting rights held by the shareholders present and voting at the Meeting (including postal and electronic voting) in a vote of shareholders holding in aggregate one-third (1/3) or more of the total number of voting rights.

2. The “Ratio of favorable votes” was calculated by adding the number of voting rights held by the present and voting shareholders at the Meeting as the denominator.

(4) Reason why a portion of the voting rights held by the shareholders present at the Meeting was not added to the number of voting rights:

The required majority approval for each proposal was met by aggregating the votes exercised prior to the Meeting and votes of shareholders present at the Meeting of which the Corporation was able to confirm the indication as to each proposal. Therefore, of the voting rights held by shareholders present at the Meeting, the number of voting rights concerning the indication of “for,” “against” or “abstention” as to each proposal of which the Corporation was not able to verify was not tallied, except as explained in Note 2 to the table of 2.(3) 2) above.




Sony Corporation

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