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1/8/2014

Tokyo, January 8, 2014 - Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) today announced the change of Chairman and President in accordance with a resolution passed by a meeting of the Board of Directors held today.

Effective April 1, 2014

< Director, Representative Executive Officer, Chairman & CEO >

Hiroaki Nakanishi : currently Director, Representative Executive Officer and President

Hiroaki Nakanishi will be appointed as a Director who chairs meetings of the Board of Directors.

< Representative Executive Officer, President & COO>

Toshiaki Higashihara : currently Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Medical Systems Business, President & CEO of Infrastructure Systems Group and Infrastructure Systems Company

Toshiaki Higashihara will be proposed as a Director candidate at Hitachi’s Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders in June 2014, and, upon approval at the Meeting, Mr. Higashihara will assume the position of Director.

< Director>

Takashi Kawamura : currently Chairman of the Board

Takashi Kawamura will resign as Chairman of the Board on March 31, 2014, and will be appointed as a Chairman Emeritus after retiring from the position of Director at the close of the Hitachi’s Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders in June 2014.

Toshiaki Higashihara

Toshiaki Higashihara
1. Date of Birth : February 16, 1955
2. Education :
September, 1990 : Master of Science in Computer Science, Boston University
March, 1977 : Graduated from the Faculty of Engineering,
The University of Tokushima
3. Share Ownership : 37,000 shares (as of January 8, 2014)
4. Business Experience :
April, 2013 : Senior Vice President and Executive Officer
President &CEO of Infrastructure Systems Group and Infrastructure Systems Company
April, 2012 : Vice President and Executive Officer, Vice President and Executive Officer of Infrastructure Systems Group, General Manager of Water Environment Solutions Division
April, 2011 : Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Industrial & Social Systems Business, Hitachi, Ltd.
June, 2010 : President and Representative Director of Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd.
April, 2010 : Representative Executive Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd.
April, 2008 : President of Hitachi Power Europe GmbH
April, 2007 : Vice President and Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer of Power Systems Group
April, 2006 : Chief Operating Officer of Information & Telecommunication Systems Group
April, 2004 : General Manager of Information & Control Systems Division, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group
October, 2001 : General Manager of Public Utility and Energy Industry Information Systems Division, Information & Control Systems Division, System Solutions Group
August, 2000 : Senior Manager of Public Utility and Energy Industry Information Systems Design Department, Information & Control Systems Division, Power & Industrial Systems Group
April, 1999 : Senior Manager of Transportation Systems Design Department, Omika Industrial Systems Division, Power & Industrial System Group
April, 1977 : Joined Hitachi, Ltd.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2012 (ended March 31, 2013) totaled 9,041 billion yen ($96.1 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional material & components, automotive systems and others.

For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com/ .

Contacts

Japan

Yoji Maruo
Hitachi, Ltd.
+81-3-5208-9324

U.S.

Mickey Takeuchi
Hitachi America, Ltd.
+1-914-333-2987

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