It's important that the Sony board examine activist investor Dan Loeb's proposal to spin off part of the entertainment business and it's premature to speculate on what will happen, CEO Kazuo Hirai told CNBC's "Closing Bell" on Thursday.
"The proposal is that we look to spin off 15 percent to 20 percent of our entertainment assets," Hirai said. "The process is a discussion that needs to happen at the board level of the organization. We want to make sure we have a thorough discussion of the merits of the proposal before we come to any conclusion."
The most important priority, Hirai said, is that Sony makes sure it is able to "continue a very successful business in the entertainment space." Part of that is leveraging the entertainment business' content to support the electronics business, he said. "That's a combination that other electronics manufacturers do not have."