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2/03/2012

Hitachi Announces Executive Changes

Tokyo, February 3, 2012 - Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT/TSE:6501) today announced the following executive changes in accordance with a resolution passed by a meeting of the Board of Directors. The appointments take effect on April 1, 2012.

1. Executive Changes [Effective April 1, 2012]

(1) Promotion

Shigeru Azuhata

New Position: Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, Hitachi Group Chief Technology Officer, Hitachi Group Chief Environmental Strategy Officer and General Manager of Research & Development Group, Supervisory Office for Business Coordination and Corporate Healthcare Group and Deputy General Manager of Water Environment Solutions Division

Current Position: Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Environmental Strategies, Hitachi Group Chief Technology Officer, Hitachi Group Chief Environmental Strategy Officer, General Manager of Research & Development Group, Supervisory Office for Business Coordination and Corporate Healthcare Group, Deputy General Manager of Water Environment Solutions Division

Toyoaki Nakamura

New Position: Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Management Strategy and Corporate Pension System, General Manager of Finance & Accounting Group

Current Position: Representative Executive Officer, Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Corporate Pension System, General Manager of Finance and Accounting Group

Yutaka Saito

New Position: Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Medical Systems Business, President & CEO of Infrastructure Systems Group and Infrastructure Systems Company and Deputy General Manager of Smart City Business Management Division

Current Position: Vice President and Executive Officer, President & CEO of Information & Control Systems Company and Deputy General Manager of Smart City Business Management Division

Masahide Tanigaki

New Position: Representative Executive Officer, Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Hitachi Group Global Business, General Manager of Corporate Marketing Group, International Marketing Division and Corporate Export Regulation Division

Current Position: Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Corporate Export Regulation, General Manager of Corporate Marketing Group and International Marketing Division

(2) New Executive Officers

Shinichiro Omori

New Position: Vice President and Executive Officer, General Manager of Corporate Procurement Division

Current Position: General Manager of Corporate Procurement Division

Kaoru Kawano

New Position: Vice President and Executive Officer, General Manager of Kansai Area Operation

Current Position: General Manager of Kansai Area Operation

Keiji Kojima

New Position: Vice President and Executive Officer, General Manager of Hitachi Research Laboratory, Research & Development Group

Current Position: General Manager of Hitachi Research Laboratory, Research & Development Group

Hiroshi Nakayama

New Position: Vice President and Executive Officer, President & CEO of Rail Systems Company, Infrastructure Systems Group

Current Position: President & CEO of Rail Systems Company

Masaya Watanabe

New Position: Vice President and Executive Officer, Chief Strategy Officer of Information & Telecommunication Systems Company, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group

Current Position: Chief Strategy Officer of Information & Telecommunication Systems Company

Yutaka Saito

New Position: Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Medical Systems Business, President & CEO of Infrastructure Systems Group and Infrastructure Systems Company and Deputy General Manager of Smart City Business Management Division

Current Position: Vice President and Executive Officer, President & CEO of Information & Control Systems Company and Deputy General Manager of Smart City Business Management Division

Masahide Tanigaki

New Position: Representative Executive Officer, Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Hitachi Group Global Business, General Manager of Corporate Marketing Group, International Marketing Division and Corporate Export Regulation Division

Current Position: Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Corporate Export Regulation, General Manager of Corporate Marketing Group and International Marketing Division

(2) New Executive Officers

Shinichiro Omori

New Position: Vice President and Executive Officer, General Manager of Corporate Procurement Division

Current Position: General Manager of Corporate Procurement Division

Kaoru Kawano

New Position: Vice President and Executive Officer, General Manager of Kansai Area Operation

Current Position: General Manager of Kansai Area Operation

Keiji Kojima

New Position: Vice President and Executive Officer, General Manager of Hitachi Research Laboratory, Research & Development Group

Current Position: General Manager of Hitachi Research Laboratory, Research & Development Group

Hiroshi Nakayama

New Position: Vice President and Executive Officer, President & CEO of Rail Systems Company, Infrastructure Systems Group

Current Position: President & CEO of Rail Systems Company

Masaya Watanabe

New Position: Vice President and Executive Officer, Chief Strategy Officer of Information & Telecommunication Systems Company, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group

Current Position: Chief Strategy Officer of Information & Telecommunication Systems Company

(3) Changes of Position

Koji Tanaka

New Position: Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Power Systems Business and Infrastructure Systems Business

Current Position: Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Power Systems Business, Industrial & Social Systems Business, Transportation Systems Business, Urban Planning and Development Systems Business and Defense Systems Business

Junzo Nakajima

New Position: Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Information & Telecommunication Systems Business and Information Technology, Hitachi Group Chief Innovation Officer, Hitachi Group Chief Information Security Officer and General Manager of Smart City Business Management Division

Current Position: Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Information & Telecommunication Business, Information & Control Systems Business and Information Technology, Hitachi Group Chief Innovation Officer, Hitachi Group Chief Information Security Officer and General Manager of Smart City Business Management Division

Kazuhiro Mori

New Position: Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, Chief Executive Officer for Asia Pacific

Current Position: Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Sales Operations, Hitachi Group Global Business, Medical Systems Business and Business Incubation and General Manager of Corporate Export Regulation Division

Shinjiro Iwata

New Position: Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, President & CEO of Information & Telecommunication Systems Group and Information & Telecommunication Systems Company

Current Position: Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, President & CEO of Information & Telecommunication Systems Company

Makoto Ebata

New Position: Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, General Manager of Consumer Business Division and Hitachi Group Chief Transformation Officer

Current Position: Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Procurement, General Manager of Consumer Business Division and Hitachi Group Chief Transformation Officer

Tatsuro Ishizuka

New Position: Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Business Incubation, President & CEO of Power Systems Group and Power Systems Company and Deputy General Manager of Smart City Business Management Division

Current Position: Vice President and Executive Officer, President & CEO of Power Systems Company and Deputy General Manager of Smart City Business Management Division

Yoshifumi Kanda

New Position: Vice President and Executive Officer, Deputy General Manager of Corporate Marketing Group, General Manager of Domestic Marketing Division, Customer Satisfaction Promotion Center and Power Systems Sales Management Division, Power Systems Company, Power Systems Group

Current Position: Vice President and Executive Officer, General Manager of Power Systems Sales Management Division, Power Systems Company

Ryuichi Kitayama

New Position: Vice President and Executive Officer, Chief Executive for China

Current Position: Vice President and Executive Officer, Deputy General Manager of Corporate Marketing Group, General Manager of Domestic Marketing Division and Customer Satisfaction Promotion Center

Kazuhiro Kurihara

New Position: Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Medical Systems Business, General Manager of Social Innovation Business Project Division

Current Position: Vice President and Executive Officer, General Manager of Chubu Area Operation

Toshiaki Higashihara

New Position: Vice President and Executive Officer, Vice President and Executive Officer of Infrastructure Systems Group and President and Representative Director of Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd.

Current Position: Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Industrial & Social Systems Business, President and Representative Director of Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd.

2. Resignation [Effective March 31, 2012]

Takashi Miyoshi, currently Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Management Strategy, Finance and Corporate Pension System

-- Scheduled to continue Director of Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitoshi Isa, currently Vice President and Executive Officer, Chief Executive Officer of Thermal Power Systems, Power Systems Company

-- Scheduled to be appointed Senior Officer for Thermal Power Plant Business of Hitachi, Ltd., effective on April 1, 2012

Osamu Ohno, currently Vice President and Executive Officer, General Manager of Corporate Information Technology Group and Chief Innovation Officer of Power Systems Company

-- Scheduled to be appointed Board Director, Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, Hitachi Systems, Ltd., effective on April 1, 2012

Nobuyuki Ohno, currently Vice President and Executive Officer, Chief Executive and Chief Innovation Officer for China

-- Scheduled to be appointed Board Director, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, Hitachi Systems, Ltd., effective on April 1, 2012

Masahiro Kitano, currently Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Quality Assurance and Production Engineering, General Manager of Environmental Strategy Office, MONOZUKURI Group and MONOZUKURI Strategy Division and Deputy General Manager of Hitachi Group Headquarters for Post-earthquake Reconstruction and Redevelopment

-- Scheduled to be appointed President and CEO of Hitachi Medical Corporation, effective on April 1, 2012

Note: Executives are listed by position and in Japanese alphabetical order within each grouping.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2010 (ended March 31, 2011) consolidated revenues totaled 9,315 billion yen ($112.2 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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1. Executive Officers [Effective April 1, 2012]

[(a) Promotion / (b) New]

 

Hiroaki Nakanishi

Representative Executive Officer and President

General Manager of Hitachi Group Headquarters

for Post-earthquake Reconstruction

and Redevelopment

(a)

Shigeru Azuhata

Representative Executive Officer,

Executive Vice President and Executive Officer,

Hitachi Group Chief Technology Officer,

Hitachi Group Chief Environmental Strategy Officer

and General Manager of

Research & Development Group,

Supervisory Office for Business Coordination and

Corporate Healthcare Group and

Deputy General Manager of

Water Environment Solutions Division

 

Koji Tanaka

Representative Executive Officer,

Executive Vice President and Executive Officer,

in charge of Power Systems Business and Infrastructure Systems Business

 

Junzo Nakajima

Representative Executive Officer,

Executive Vice President and Executive Officer,

in charge of Information & Telecommunication Systems Business and Information Technology,

Hitachi Group Chief Innovation Officer,

Hitachi Group Chief Information Security Officer

and General Manager of

Smart City Business Management Division

(a)

Toyoaki Nakamura

Representative Executive Officer,

Executive Vice President and Executive Officer,

in charge of Management Strategy and

Corporate Pension System,

General Manager of Finance & Accounting Group

 

Nobuo Mochida

Representative Executive Officer,

Executive Vice President and Executive Officer,

in charge of High Functional Materials & Components, Production Engineering,

Battery Systems Business

and Automotive Systems Business,

General Manager of Corporate Quality Assurance Division and Chairman of the Board of

Hitachi Metals, Ltd.

 

Kazuhiro Mori

Executive Vice President and Executive Officer,

Chief Executive Officer for Asia Pacific

 

Shinjiro Iwata

Senior Vice President and Executive Officer,

President & CEO of Information & Telecommunication Systems Group and

Information & Telecommunication Systems Company

 

Makoto Ebata

Senior Vice President and Executive Officer,

General Manager of Consumer Business Division

and Hitachi Group Chief Transformation Officer

 

Toshiaki Kuzuoka

Senior Vice President and Executive Officer,

in charge of Human Capital,

Government & External Relations and

Corporate Auditing, General Manager of

Legal and Communications Group, Legal Division,

Compliance Division and CSR Division

(a)

Yutaka Saito

Senior Vice President and Executive Officer,

in charge of Medical Systems Business,

President & CEO of Infrastructure Systems Group

and Infrastructure Systems Company and

Deputy General Manager of

Smart City Business Management Division

(a)

Masahide Tanigaki

Representative Executive Officer,

Senior Vice President and Executive Officer,

in charge of Hitachi Group Global Business,

General Manager of Corporate Marketing Group,

International Marketing Division and

Corporate Export Regulation Division

 

Toshio Ikemura

Vice President and Executive Officer,

President & CEO of Urban Planning and Development Systems Company,

Infrastructure Systems Group

 

Tatsuro Ishizuka

Vice President and Executive Officer,

in charge of Business Incubation,

President & CEO of Power Systems Group and

Power Systems Company and

Deputy General Manager of

Smart City Business Management Division

(b)

Shinichiro Omori

Vice President and Executive Officer,

General Manager of Corporate Procurement Division

(b)

Kaoru Kawano

Vice President and Executive Officer,

General Manager of Kansai Area Operation

 

Yoshifumi Kanda

Vice President and Executive Officer,

Deputy General Manager of Corporate

Marketing Group, General Manager of

Domestic Marketing Division,

Customer Satisfaction Promotion Center and

Power Systems Sales Management Division,

Power Systems Company, Power Systems Group

 

Ryuichi Kitayama

Vice President and Executive Officer,

Chief Executive for China

 

Kazuhiro Kurihara

Vice President and Executive Officer,

in charge of Medical Systems Business,

General Manager of

Social Innovation Business Project Division

(b)

Keiji Kojima

Vice President and Executive Officer,

General Manager of Hitachi Research Laboratory,

Research & Development Group

 

Kaichiro Sakuma

Vice President and Executive Officer,

Chief Executive Officer of Platform Systems Business, Information & Telecommunication Systems Company, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group

 

Yasuo Tanabe

Vice President and Executive Officer,

General Manager of Government & External Relations Division

(b)

Hiroshi Nakayama

Vice President and Executive Officer,

President & CEO of Rail Systems Company,

Infrastructure Systems Group

 

Toshikazu Nishino

Vice President and Executive Officer,

General Manager of Strategy Planning Division and

Strategy Planning Office

 

Masaharu Hanyu

Vice President and Executive Officer,

Chief Executive Officer of Nuclear Systems and General Manager of Nuclear Systems Division, Power Systems Company, Power Systems Group

 

Toshiaki Higashihara

Vice President and Executive Officer,

Vice President and Executive Officer of

Infrastructure Systems Group and

President and Representative Director of

Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd.

 

Naoki Mitarai

Vice President and Executive Officer,

General Manager of Human Capital Group and

Corporate Administration Division

 

Yoshihiko Mogami

Vice President and Executive Officer,

Chief Executive Officer of System Solutions Business, Information & Telecommunication Systems Company, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group

(b)

Masaya Watanabe

Vice President and Executive Officer,

Chief Strategy Officer of Information &

Telecommunication Systems Company,

Information & Telecommunication Systems Group

Note: Executives are listed by position and in Japanese alphabetical order within each grouping.

2. Biography of New Executive Officers

Shinichiro Omori

1. Date of Birth

February 6, 1956

2. Education

 

March, 1978

Graduated from the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University

3. Business Experience

September, 2008

General Manager of Corporate Procurement Division

July, 2007

Deputy General Manager of Corporate Procurement Division

September, 2005

Worldwide Procurement Senior Director,

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Ltd.

January, 2003

Senior Director, Procurement,

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Inc.

October, 2000

Senior Manager of Procurement Department,

Internet Platform Division, Information Computer Group

April, 1978

Joined Hitachi, Ltd.

Kaoru Kawano

1. Date of Birth

June 25, 1952

2. Education

 

March, 1977

Graduated from the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University

3. Business Experience

April, 2011

General Manager of Kansai Area Operation

April, 2008

General Manager of Hitachi (China), Ltd.

April, 2006

Deputy General Manager of Hitachi (China), Ltd.

April, 2004

Deputy General Manager of Kansai Area Operation

July, 2001

Senior Manager of Chemical Plant Sales Department 1,

Plant Sales Division, Industrial Systems Sales Division,

Power & Industrial Systems Group

April, 1977

Joined Hitachi, Ltd.

Keiji Kojima

1. Date of Birth

October 9, 1956

2. Education

 

March, 1982

Graduated from the Graduate School of Informatics,

Kyoto University

3. Business Experience

April, 2011

General Manager of Hitachi Research Laboratory

April, 2008

General Manager of Central Research Laboratory

October, 2007

Senior Manager of Information Systems Research Center,

General Manager of Embedded System Platform Research Laboratory

April, 2006

General Manager of

Embedded System Platform Research Laboratory,

Central Research Laboratory

April, 2004

Deputy General Manager of Internet Platform Division,

Ubiquitous Platform Systems

April, 2003

Senior Manager of Information Service Research Center,

Systems Development Laboratory

February, 2002

Senior Manager of Planning Department,

Systems Development Laboratory

April, 2000

Senior Manager of Department 3,

Systems Development Laboratory

April, 1982

Joined Hitachi, Ltd.

Hiroshi Nakayama

1. Date of Birth

December 15, 1953

2. Education

 

March, 1977

Graduated from Faculty of Engineering, Tohoku University

3. Business Experience

April, 2011

President & CEO of Rail Systems Company

October, 2009

General Manager of Kasado Works,

Industrial & Social Infrastructure Systems Company

April, 2008

General Manager of Kasado Works, Industrial Systems

April, 2004

Deputy General Manager of Hitachi Works, Power Systems

September, 2003

Deputy General Manager of Hitachi Works,

Power & Industrial Systems Group

April, 1999

Senior Manager of Turbine Manufacturing Department,

Hitachi Manufacturing Division, Thermal & Hydro Division,

Power & Industrial Systems Group

April, 1977

Joined Hitachi, Ltd.

Masaya Watanabe

1. Date of Birth

January 31, 1958

2. Education

 

March, 1982

Graduated from Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo

3. Business Experience

April, 2011

Chief Strategy Officer of

Information & Telecommunication Systems Company

April, 2009

Chief Strategist, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Inc.

April, 2007

General Manager of Enterprise Server Division,

Information & Telecommunication Systems

April, 2004

Deputy General Manager of Enterprise Server Division,

Information & Telecommunication Systems

April, 2003

General Manager of Division 1, Financial Solutions Division,

Information & Telecommunication Systems

,February, 2001

General Manager of Financial Solutions Systems Division,

Financial Information Systems Division,

Financial & Distribution Systems Group

June, 2000

General Manager of Mainframe Division, Computer Division,

Enterprise Server Division, Information Computer Group

February, 2000

Senior Manager, Management Planning Office,

Enterprise Server Division, Information Computer Group

April, 1999

Senior Manager of Development Department 1, Enterprise

Server Division, Information & Telecommunication Group

February, 1999

Senior Manager of Development Department 3,

Development Division, General Purpose Computer Division

April, 1982

Joined Hitachi, Ltd.

Contacts

Hitachi, Ltd.

Japan

Masanao Sato

Hitachi, Ltd.

+81-3-5208-9324

masanao.sato.sz@hitachi.com

US

Mickey Takeuchi
Hitachi America, Ltd.
+1-914-333-2987
masayuki.takeuchi@hal.hitachi.com