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

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

     

Details of resolution

      Latest dividend forecast

(as of February 7, 2013)

     

FY 2011

Year-end dividends
(Actual)

   
Record date March 31, 2013 March 31, 2013 March 31, 2012
Dividend per share

¥12.50

Undetermined

¥12.50

Total amount of
dividends

¥12,636 million

¥12,545 million

Dividend payment
starting date

June 4, 2013 June 6, 2012
Source of dividends Retained earnings Retained 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 dividend       Year-end dividend       Annual dividend (total)
FY 2012

(ended March 31, 2013)

¥12.50

¥12.50

¥25.00

FY 2011

(ended March 31, 2012)

¥12.50

¥12.50

¥25.00

Sony Corporation