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Sony Computer Entertainment America Announces Appointment of Jim Bass, VP, Finance.

FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 25, 1996--Kaz Hirai, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Sony Computer Entertainment America, today announced the appointment of Jim Bass as vice president, finance.

Bass will assume his role immediately.

"The combination of Jim's extensive financial background and his knowledge of Sony will be instrumental to our future prosperity," said Hirai. "Needless to say, we're very excited about Jim joining our organization and we look to him to make an immediate impact."

Bass has been with Sony since February 1995, as vice president, finance, Sony Interactive Entertainment. Prior to joining Sony, Bass was with Wang Laboratories and Bristol Myers.

In his new duties with Sony Computer Entertainment America, Bass will report directly to Hirai.

Sony Computer Entertainment America, a division of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc., is based in Foster City, Calif.

The company markets the PlayStation game console for distribution in North America, publishes software for the PlayStation game console for the North American market, and manages the U.S. third-party licensing program. Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. -0-

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CONTACT: Sony Computer Entertainment America

Molly Smith, 415/655-6044

Kevin Horn, 415/655-5513
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