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7/29/2015

LOWE’S TO EXCLUSIVELY OFFER HITACHI POWER TOOLS NATIONALLY

Home improvement company to feature the broadest selection of the Hitachi tools pros trust most

MOORESVILLE, N.C., July 29, 2015 – Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) and Hitachi Power Tools announced today the introduction of the industry leading line of professional grade Hitachi pneumatic nailers and fasteners exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide and online at Lowes.com. Lowe’s now offers the broadest selection of Hitachi power tools, with a lineup of tools the pros prefer most with the latest innovations that deliver lighter, faster and more durable products. The new Hitachi Power Tool displays are joining the existing lineup of Hitachi tools at Lowe’s and are rolling out to stores this month.

To make the shopping experience simpler for consumers, Hitachi pneumatics will be featured in a dedicated brand display with color-coded nailers, associated fasteners and accessories located directly below the coordinating tools for efficiency. Pro and DIY consumers alike will find increased on-hand availability and the diversity of tool selection needed to tackle any pneumatic tool and fastener application. The Hitachi fasteners will also be clearly labeled by the local building codes for quick and easy identification.

Hitachi provides leading heritage in wood-to-wood construction and has a long-standing reputation with the pro. Building professionals know Hitachi for residential construction as the market leader for more than 20 years and reach for Hitachi tools when durability and performance can’t be sacrificed.

The Hitachi pneumatic set will offer a complete variety of stick-style framing nailers, a coil siding nailer, a coil framing nailer and Strap-Tite Fastening system nailers for securing pre-drilled metal connectors to wood, a complete line of finish nailers (15-Gauge, 16-Gauge, 18-Gauge and 23-Gauge), and various pneumatic staplers along with a sub-section designed for driving collated screws.

The line will also feature a comprehensive mix of related Hitachi nails, staples and collated screws to complete jobs specific to local market needs as well as all the related Hitachi accessories, such as compressor hoses and pneumatic fittings and couplers, pros need.

These nailers are covered by Hitachi’s industry leading 5-year warranty.

The new tools will join Lowe’s exclusive current Hitachi offering, which includes cordless tools, saws, routers, sanders, planers, grinders, compressors, corded tools, associated accessories and more.

For more information on the new product line, visit Lowes.com/Hitachi.

About Lowe's

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving approximately 16 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico through its stores and online at lowes.com, lowes.ca and lowes.com.mx.  With fiscal year 2014 sales of $56.2 billion, Lowe’s has 1,840 home improvement and hardware stores and more than 265,000 employees.  Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit Lowes.com.

About Hitachi Power Tools

Hitachi Power Tools (Hitachi Koki USA, Ltd) offers an extensive line of professional grade power tools and accessories for woodworking, metalworking, drilling and fastening, concrete drilling and cutting, outdoor power equipment products as well as a complete line of pneumatic nailers, staplers, compressors and collated fasteners. From headquarters in Braselton, GA, and satellite offices in the United States and Canada, Hitachi Power Tools supports over 4000 retail locations carrying Hitachi tools and over 1000 authorized service centers. Hitachi Koki USA, Ltd. is the North American division of Hitachi Koki Japan, a subsidiary within Hitachi Ltd. For more information on Hitachi Power Tools, visit www.hitachipowertools.com.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2014 (ended March 31, 2015) totaled 9,761 billion yen ($81.3 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes power & infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, construction machinery, high functional materials & components, automotive systems, healthcare and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

Contacts

Abby Levy
Hitachi Power Tools
(770) 925-1774 ext. 258
abbyl@hitachi-powertools.com

Jaclyn Pardini
Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
(704) 758-4317
jaclyn.pardini@lowes.com