- Associated Press - Thursday, March 29, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) - Sony Corp. says that Michael Lynton, the chairman of movie studio Sony Pictures, will be promoted to chief executive of all of Sony’s operations in the U.S.

Lynton will continue to head Sony Pictures along with co-chairman Amy Pascal.

Nicole Seligman, Sony’s general counsel, will become president of Sony Corp. of America.

The changes, announced Thursday, will take effect on June 27. They are part of an executive shake-up that coincides with Kazuo Hirai’s promotion to CEO of all of Sony on April 1, replacing Sir Howard Stringer.

Hirai says Lynton and Seligman will be key members of his management team and help Sony best make and deliver entertainment, products and services that people want.

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