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Hitachi Announces Changes of Director and Senior Corporate Adviser

Tokyo, September 16, 2011 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT/TSE:6501) today announced the following changes of director and senior corporate adviser.

1. Resignation of Director [Effective September 30, 2011]
Michiharu Nakamura

-- Scheduled to be appointed President of Japan Science and Technology Agency, effective on October 1, 2011

2. Resignation of Senior Corporate Adviser [Effective September 30, 2011]
Kazuo Furukawa

-- Scheduled to be appointed Chairman of New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, effective on October 1, 2011

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



Masanao Sato
Hitachi, Ltd.


Mickey Takeuchi
Hitachi America, Ltd.

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