News Releases

4/25/2011

Hitachi Announces Director Candidates

Tokyo, April 25, 2011 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501) today announced director candidates in accordance with a decision taken at a meeting of Nominating Committee convened today, and is subject to approval at Hitachi’s Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders in June 2011.

1. Director Candidates <Proposed at Hitachi’s Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders in June 2011> [*NEW]

<Outside Director>

Yoshie Ota, currently Outside Director

Mitsuo Ohashi, currently Outside Director, Advisor of Showa Denko K.K.

*Nobuo Katsumata, currently Chairman, Member of the Board of Marubeni Corporation

Tohru Motobayashi, currently Outside Director, Lawyer, Partner, Ihara & Motobayashi

<Director>

Isao Ono, currently Director, Chairman of the Board of Hitachi Solutions, Ltd.

*Stephen Gomersall, currently Chairman of the Board of Hitachi Europe Ltd. (Group Chairman for Europe)

Tadamichi Sakiyama, currently Director

Masaharu Sumikawa, currently Director, Chairman of the Board of Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd.

Hiroaki Nakanishi, currently Director, Representative Executive Officer and President

Michiharu Nakamura, currently Director

*Takashi Hatchoji, currently Deputy General Manager of Hitachi Group Headquarters for Post-earthquake Reconstruction and Redevelopment, Chairman of the Board of Hitachi America, Ltd. (Group Chairman for the Americas)

Takashi Miyoshi, currently Director, Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer

2. Resigning Directors

• Akihiko Nomiyama, currently Outside Director, Honorary Executive Consultant, JX Holdings, Inc.

• Kenji Miyahara, currently Outside Director, Honorary Advisor, Sumitomo Corporation

3. Biography of New Director Candidates

Nobuo Katsumata

1. Date of Birth

December 5, 1942

2. Education

March, 1966

Graduated from the faculty of economics, Keio University

3. Business Experience

April, 2008

Chairman, Member of the Board of Marubeni Corporation

April, 2003

President & CEO, Member of the Board of Marubeni Corporation

April, 2001

Senior Vice President, Director of Marubeni Corporation

April, 1999

Corporate Vice President, Director of Marubeni Corporation

June, 1996

Director of Marubeni Corporation

April, 1966

Joined Marubeni-Iida Co., Ltd. (currently Marubeni Corporation)

Stephen Gomersall

1. Date of Birth

January 17, 1948

2. Education

June, 1970

Graduated from Stanford University, MA in International Studies

May, 1969

Graduated from Queens’ College Cambridge, BA in Modern Languages

3. Business Experience

April, 2011

Chairman of the Board of Hitachi Europe Ltd. (Group Chairman for Europe)

October, 2006

Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, Chief Executive for Europe, Chairman of the Board of Hitachi Europe Ltd.

November, 2005

Chief Executive for Europe, Chairman of the Board of Hitachi Europe Ltd.

October, 2004

Chief Executive for Europe of Hitachi, Ltd.

July, 2004

Retired Ambassador to Japan

July, 1999

Ambassador to Japan

April, 1994

Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations

September, 1970

Joined Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK

Takashi Hatchoji

1. Date of Birth

January 27, 1947

2. Education

March, 1970

Graduated from the Department of Commerce, Hitotsubashi University

3. Business Experience

April, 2011

Deputy General Manager of Hitachi Group Headquarters for Post-earthquake Reconstruction and Redevelopment, Chairman of the Board of Hitachi America, Ltd. (Group Chairman for the Americas)

April, 2009

Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, General Manager of Supervisory Office for Business Infrastructure, Hitachi Group Chief Environmental Strategy Officer, General Manager of Supervisory Office for Product Environmental Information

December, 2007

President and Director of Hitachi Research Institute, Ltd., Hitachi Group Chief Environmental Strategy Officer of Hitachi, Ltd.

June, 2007

President and Director of Hitachi Research Institute, Ltd.

April, 2007

Director of Hitachi Research Institute, Ltd.

April, 2006

Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, General Manager of Compliance Division

April, 2004

Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, 
General Manager of Hitachi Group‐Legal and Corporate Communications, Hitachi Group Headquarters, Compliance Division and Invention Management Division

June, 2003

Vice President and Executive Officer, General Manager of Legal and Corporate Communications and Corporate Auditing

April, 2003

General Manager of Legal and Corporate Communications and Corporate Auditing

April, 2002

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer of Information &Telecommunication Systems Group, General Manager of Business Solution Systems Division

April, 2001

General Manager of Business Solution Systems Division, System Solutions

November, 1997

General Manager of Corporate Planning & Development Office, Hitachi, Ltd., Executive Vice President of Hitachi Research Institute, Ltd.

February 1995

Department Manager of Business Development Department, Industrial Processing Division

April, 1970

Joined Hitachi, Ltd.

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 2009 (ended March 31, 2010) consolidated revenues totaled 8,968 billion yen ($96.4 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.

Contacts

Japan

Masanao Sato
Hitachi, Ltd.
+81-3-5208-9324
masanao.sato.sz@hitachi.com

U.S.

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