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Hitachi Announces the Decision on Interim Dividend

Tokyo, September 15, 2011 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501) today announced that the Board of Directors decided on a plan for the interim dividend for fiscal year ending March 31, 2012. The interim dividend is scheduled to be finally authorized at the meeting of the Board of Directors in early November this year.

Plan for the Interim Dividend


Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2012

Record Date

September 30, 2011


3 yen per share

Aggregate Amount

13, 552 million yen*1

Effective Date

November 29, 2011

*1 The calculation of the aggregate amount of the interim dividend is based on 4,517,644,287 shares, which deducted 2,513,294 shares of treasury stock from total issued shares of 4,520,157,581 shares as of August 31, 2011.

(Reference) Dividends for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011


Interim Dividend

Year-End Dividend

Annual Dividend


5 yen per share *2

3 yen per share

8 yen per share

*2 The amount consists of ordinary dividend of 3 yen per share and commemorative dividend of 2 yen per share for Hitachi’s centennial anniversary.