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Hitachi Announces Changes of Top Managements

Tokyo, Jan 8, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi, Ltd. today announced the change of Chairman and President in accordance with a resolution passed by a meeting of the Board of Directors held today.

Effective April 1, 2014

(Director, Representative Executive Officer, Chairman & CEO)

Hiroaki Nakanishi: currently Director, Representative Executive Officer and President

Hiroaki Nakanishi will be appointed as a Director who chairs meetings of the Board of Directors.

(Representative Executive Officer, President & COO)

Toshiaki Higashihara: currently Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Medical Systems Business, President & CEO of Infrastructure Systems Group and Infrastructure Systems Company.

Toshiaki Higashihara will be proposed as a Director candidate at Hitachi's Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders in June 2014, and, upon arrival at the meeting, Mr. Higashihara will assume the position of Director.

(Director)

Takashi Kawamura: currently Chairman of the Board

Takashi Kawamura will resign as Chairman of the Board on March 31, 2014, and will be appointed as a Chairman Emeritus after retiring from the position of Director at the close of the Hitachi's Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders in June 2014.

About Hitachi

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totaled 9,665 billion yen ($117.8 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/.



Source: Hitachi

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Hitachi Ltd
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