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About Sony Financial Holdings Inc.

Company NameSony Financial Holdings Inc.
Established April 1, 2004
Head Office 1-1, Minami Aoyama 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Business Management control of subsidiaries (life insurance companies, non-life insurance companies, banks and others) specified by the Insurance Business Act of Japan and the Banking Act of Japan and all duties incidental to that role.
Common Stock ¥ 19,900 million
Number of Shares Outstanding 435,000,000 shares
Directors and Statutory Auditors
President,
Representative Director
Katsumi Ihara (Profile)
Senior Managing Director Hirotoshi Watanabe (Profile)
Managing Director Yutaka Ito (Profile)
Director Masamitsu Shimaoka (Profile)
Director Shigeru Ishii (Profile)
Director Atsuo Niwa (Profile)
Director Takemi Nagasaka (Profile)
Director (Outside) Isao Yamamoto (Profile)*
Director (Outside) Shiro Kuniya (Profile)*
Standing Statutory Auditor (Outside) Hiroshi Sano (Profile)
Statutory Auditor (Outside) Hirotoshi Korenaga (Profile)
Statutory Auditor Mitsuhiro Koizumi (Profile)
Articles of Incorporation Articles of Incorporation (PDF 310KB)

(As of Apr. 1, 2015)

*Outside Directors and Outside Statutory Auditors are based on the rules of the Companies Act of Japan.
*Independent Directors are based on the rules of Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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Corporate Vision and Philosophy

Corporate Vision

The Sony Financial Group seeks to become the most highly trusted financial services group by customers. To this end, the Group will combine many different financial functions (savings, investment, borrowing, and protection) to provide high-value-added financial products and high-quality financial services that meet every customer's financial needs.

Corporate Philosophy

Put the Customer First

We will provide financial products and services that satisfy customers by embracing their individual views, to ensure that we help them lead prosperous lives with financial security.

Give Back to Society

We believe that a special commitment to the public good is demanded of a financial services company. Conscious of this, we will realize our vision by upholding the highest level of ethics and a strong sense of purpose, and thereby give back to society. In addition, we will fulfill our responsibilities as a good corporate citizen and member of society.

Strive for Originality

We will constantly strive to come up with fresh ideas from basic principles as we pursue creativity and innovation, instead of merely following custom and convention.

Foster an Open Corporate Culture

We believe that every employee's contribution is important to develop our ideal of a financial services company. We will thus foster an open corporate culture where employees can freely express their individuality and demonstrate their abilities to the fullest.

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History of the Sony Financial Group

1970s

Aug. 1979 Life "Sony Prudential Life Insurance Co., Ltd." (Sony Prudential Life, currently Sony Life) is established

1980s

Apr. 1981 Life Sony Prudential Life commences operations with the launch of Lifeplanner system
Jul. 1987 Life Sony Prudential Life agrees with Prudential Financial, Inc. to terminate joint venture

1990s

Apr. 1991 Life Sony Pruco Life Insurance Co., Ltd. (renamed from Sony Prudential Life in September 1987) changes name to "Sony Life Insurance Co., Ltd."(Sony Life)
Jun. 1998 Non-Life "Sony Insurance Planning Co., Ltd." (Sony Insurance Planning, currently Sony Assurance) is established
Aug. 1998 Life Sony Life establishes "Sony Life Insurance (Philippines) Corporation" as a wholly owned subsidiary in the Philippines
Sep. 1999 Non-Life Sony Insurance Planning changes its name to "Sony Assurance Inc." (Sony Assurance)
Sony Assurance launches sales of automobile insurance (Sales commenced over the Internet in September and terephone in October)

2000s

Apr. 2001 Banking "Sony Bank Inc." (Sony Bank) is established
Jun. 2001 Banking Sony Bank commences operations
Sony Bank launches the "MONEYKit" service site
Jun. 2002 Non-Life Sony Assurance launches sales of medical and cancer insurance
Apr. 2004 Holdings "Sony Financial Holdings Inc." (Sony Financial Holdings) is established as a financial holding company
Jun. 2007 Banking Sony Bank establishes "Sony Bank Securities Inc." (Sony Bank Securities) as a wholly owned subsidiary
Aug. 2007 Life Sony Life establishes "AEGON Sony Life Planning Co., Ltd." (AEGON Sony Life Planning, currently AEGON Sony Life Insurance)
Oct. 2007 Holdings Sony Financial Holdings is listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Oct. 2008 Life Sony Life opens a representative office in Beijing (*Closed in Jul. 2014)
Jul. 2009 Life Sony Life opens a representative office in Taipei
Aug. 2009 Life AEGON Sony Life Planning obtains life insurance business license from the Financial Services Agency and changes its name to "AEGON Sony Life Insurance Co., Ltd." (AEGON Sony Life Insurance)
Oct. 2009 Life Sony Life establishes "SA Reinsurance Ltd." (SA Reinsurance) in British Bermuda as a reinsurance company specializing in variable annuities

2010s

Feb. 2010 Life Sony Life establishes "LIPLA Co., Ltd.," a wholly owned subsidiary, to operate shop-style insurance agency as its directly run sales agency
May 2010 Group Sony Life begins sales of the products of Sony Life, Sony Assurance and Sony Bank through "LIPLA" shop-style insurance agency
Jun. 2010 Banking Sony Bank opens its first over-the-counter branch called "Housing Loan Plaza"
Apr. 2011 Holdings Sony Financial Holdings conducts stock split and adopts share unit system
Jul. 2011 Banking Sony Bank acquires a 57% equity interest in SmartLink Network,Inc.
Aug. 2011 Banking Sony Bank opens a representative office in Sydney (*Closed in Oct. 2013)
Aug. 2012 Banking Sony Bank transfers all Sony Bank Securities' shares to Monex Group, with the aim of enhancing financial products intermediary services by strengthening business alliance with Monex Group
Dec. 2012 Life Sony Life transfers the business of Sony LifeInsurance (Philippines)Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Life, to Paramount Life & General Insurance Corporation
May 2013 Life LIPLA transfers the life insurance operations to Tokyu Insurance Consulting Co., Ltd. (LIPLA discontinues its operations related to the non-life insurance and banking agency businesses)
Nov. 2013 Holdings Sony Financial Group enters nursing care business (Acquired Senior Enterprise Corporation as a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Financial Holdings)
Apr. 2014 Lifecare "Sony Lifecare Inc." is established as a holding company to oversee the Group’s operations in the nursing care business
Oct. 2014 Lifecare Senior Enterprise Corporation changes its name to "Lifecare Design Inc." 
Apr. 2015 Banking SmartLink Network changes its name to "Sony Payment Services Inc."

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