News Releases

11/25/2011

Hitachi Announces Executive Change and Organization Change

Tokyo, November 25, 2011 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT/TSE:6501) today announced the following executive change and organization change. The appointments take effect on January 1, 2012.

1. Executive Change

Resignation [Effective December 31, 2011]

Yoshito Tsunoda, currently Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, President & CEO of Battery Systems Company

2. Organization Change [Effective January 1, 2012]

Hitachi will eliminate Battery Systems Company.

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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Executive Officers [Effective January 1, 2012 (as of November 25, 2011)]

Hiroaki Nakanishi

Representative Executive Officer and President

General Manager of Hitachi Group Headquarters

for Post-earthquake Reconstruction

and Redevelopment

Koji Tanaka

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

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

Takashi Miyoshi

Representative Executive Officer,

Executive Vice President and Executive Officer,

in charge of Management Strategy, Finance and Corporate Pension System

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

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

Shigeru Azuhata

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

Shinjiro Iwata

Senior Vice President and Executive Officer,

President & CEO of Information & Telecommunication Systems Company

Makoto Ebata

Senior Vice President and Executive Officer,

in charge of Procurement,

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

Toyoaki Nakamura

Representative Executive Officer,

Senior Vice President and Executive Officer,

in charge of Corporate Pension System,

General Manager of Finance and Accounting Group

Toshio Ikemura

Vice President and Executive Officer,

President & CEO of Urban Planning and Development Systems Company

Hitoshi Isa

Vice President and Executive Officer,

Chief Executive Officer of Thermal Power Systems, Power Systems Company

Tatsuro Ishizuka

Vice President and Executive Officer,

President & CEO of Power Systems Company and Deputy General Manager of Smart City Business Management Division

Osamu Ohno

Vice President and Executive Officer,

General Manager of Corporate Information Technology Group and Chief Innovation Officer of Power Systems Company

Nobuyuki Ohno

Vice President and Executive Officer,

Chief Executive and Chief Innovation Officer for China

Yoshifumi Kanda

Vice President and Executive Officer,

General Manager of Power Systems Sales Management Division, Power Systems Company

Masahiro Kitano

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

Ryuichi Kitayama

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

Vice President and Executive Officer,

General Manager of Chubu Area Operation

Yutaka Saito

Vice President and Executive Officer,

President & CEO of Information & Control Systems Company and Deputy General Manager of Smart City Business Management Division

Kaichiro Sakuma

Vice President and Executive Officer,

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

Yasuo Tanabe

Vice President and Executive Officer,

General Manager of Government & External Relations Division

Masahide Tanigaki

Vice President and Executive Officer,

in charge of Corporate Export Regulation,

General Manager of Corporate Marketing Group and International Marketing Division

Toshikazu Nishino

Vice President and Executive Officer,

in charge of Management Strategy and

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

Toshiaki Higashihara

Vice President and Executive Officer,

in charge of Industrial & Social Systems Business,

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

Contacts

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