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Transfer of Management Rights Relating to IPS Alpha Technology

Tokyo, Japan, June 30, 2010 --- Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC / TSE: 6752, “Panasonic”), Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) and Hitachi Displays, Ltd. (“Hitachi Displays”), Hitachi’s subsidiary which is engaged in the small and medium-sized LCD panel business, announced that Hitachi Displays conducts a corporate split today to establish IPS Alpha Support Co., Ltd (“IPS Alpha Support”). IPS Alpha Support will assume Hitachi Displays’ entire shareholding of 50.02% shares of IPS Alpha Technology, Ltd. (“IPS Alpha”), which designs, manufactures and sells large-sized LCD TV panels. Also today, Hitachi Displays transfers 94% shares of IPS Alpha Support to Panasonic, and 6% shares to Hitachi.

As a result of these transactions, Panasonic will effectively acquire 47.02% shares of IPS Alpha. Adding to its existing shareholding of 44.98%, Panasonic will have an effective investment in IPS Alpha of 92%.

Hitachi will have an effective investment in IPS Alpha of 5% during the current fiscal year, by acquiring 6% shares of IPS Alpha Support and other measures.