Sony Mobile Communications announces new Head of Sales and Marketing

London, UK - 16 May, 2012- Sony Mobile Communications (Sony Mobile) today announced that Dennis van Schie has been appointed Corporate Vice President, Head of Sales and Marketing, reporting to President and CEO Kunimasa Suzuki. Dennis van Schie has more than 10 years of experience working for Sony Mobile (formerly Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications), most recently as Corporate Vice President, Head of Product Business Unit, where he was responsible for product planning, development and management of the Xperia smartphone portfolio. Kunimasa Suzuki, President and CEO, Sony Mobile Communications, commented on today's announcement: "Dennis has been instrumental in defining and developing Sony's smartphone offering and the transition from feature phones to the Xperia smartphone portfolio.  His expertise in operations and product development in close cooperation with our customers will contribute to Sony Mobile's future success." Dennis van Schie said: "Xperia smartphones are a vital element of Sony's convergence strategy.  Sony Mobile will continue to deliver outstanding hardware and iconic design, accompanied by a strong ecosystem of content and services, to offer unrivaled connected entertainment experiences." Dennis van Schie will be based in London, UK. A Dutch native, he holds a MSc in mechanical engineering from the Technical University Delft, Netherlands and a MBA from IMD Lausanne, Switzerland. - ENDS - "Sony" is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation. "Xperia" is a trademark of Sony Mobile Communications. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For more information, please contact: Sony Mobile Communications, Global Communications & PR department General Press: +44 208 762 5858 For images and videos please visit: About Sony Mobile Communications Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation, a leading global innovator of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Through its Xperia(TM) smartphone portfolio, Sony Mobile Communications delivers the best of Sony technology, premium content and services, and easy connectivity to Sony's world of networked entertainment experiences. For more information: Press Release: This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Sony Mobile Communications via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1612691]