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Status of Sony Group Manufacturing Operations Affected by 2016 Kumamoto Earthquakes (Third Update)

April 28, 2016 admin 0

Due to the earthquake of April 14, 2016 and subsequent earthquakes in the Kumamoto region, operations at Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation's Kumamoto Technology Center (located in Kikuchi Gun, Kumamoto Prefecture), which is the primary manufacturing site of image sensors for digital cameras and security cameras as well as for micro-display devices, were halted and currently remain suspended. With aftershocks continuing and employee safety the foremost priority, inspections of the facility and the development of a recovery plan remain ongoing. The current status of operations for the Kumamoto Technology Center is as follows:

Sony Announces Impairment of Long-lived Assets Related to Camera Modules in the Devices Segment and Revision of Consolidated Results Forecast for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2016 (PDF)

April 21, 2016 admin 0

Tokyo, April 21, 2016 – Sony Corporation recorded an impairment charge in operating income of 59.6 billion yen related to long-lived assets in the Devices segment. Incorporating this impairment charge, the consolidated results forecast announced on January 29, 2016 for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016 (April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016) has been revised as detailed below.

Sony and Jackson Estate Sign Definitive Agreement for Sony to Acquire Remaining Half of Sony/ATV Music Publishing

April 19, 2016 admin 0

New York, April 18, 2016 – Sony Corporation ("Sony") and the Estate of Michael Jackson ("the Estate") announced today that Sony Corporation of America ("SCA"), Sony's wholly owned subsidiary, signed a definitive agreement with the Estate to obtain full ownership of Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC ("Sony/ATV") by acquiring the 50% interest in Sony/ATV held by the Estate.

Viettel Telecom and Sony to Form Strategic Partnership on Smart Card Systems

March 31, 2016 admin 0

HANOI, Vietnam and TOKYO, Japan – March 31, 2016 – Viettel Telecom Corporation ("Viettel Telecom") and Sony Corporation ("Sony") today announced that they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and will partner to research, develop and commercialize services based on NFC FeliCa contactless technology, for the Vietnamese market.

Sony and Jackson Estate Reach Agreement for Sony to Acquire Remaining Half of Sony/ATV Music Publishing

March 15, 2016 admin 0

New York, March 14, 2016 – Sony Corporation ("Sony") and the Estate of Michael Jackson ("the Estate") announced today that Sony Corporation of America ("SCA"), Sony's wholly owned subsidiary, signed a binding memorandum of understanding ("MOU") with the Estate to obtain full ownership of Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC ("Sony/ATV") by acquiring the 50% interest in Sony/ATV held by the Estate.

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