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Hitachi America, Ltd.

Hitachi

1/8/2014

Hitachi Announces Changes of Top Managements

Tokyo, January 8, 2014 - Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) 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 approval 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.

Toshiaki Higashihara

1. Date of Birth :

February 16, 1955

2. Education :

September, 1990 :

Master of Science in Computer Science, Boston University

March, 1977 :

Graduated from the Faculty of Engineering,

The University of Tokushima

3. Share Ownership :

37,000 shares (as of January 8, 2014)

4. Business Experience :

April, 2013 :

Senior Vice President and Executive Officer

President &CEO of Infrastructure Systems Group and Infrastructure Systems Company

April, 2012 :

Vice President and Executive Officer, Vice President and Executive Officer of Infrastructure Systems Group, General Manager of Water Environment Solutions Division

April, 2011 :

Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Industrial & Social Systems Business, Hitachi, Ltd.

June, 2010 :

President and Representative Director of Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd.

April, 2010 :

Representative Executive Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd.

April, 2008 :

President of Hitachi Power Europe GmbH

April, 2007 :

Vice President and Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer of Power Systems Group

April, 2006 :

Chief Operating Officer of Information & Telecommunication Systems Group

April, 2004 :

General Manager of Information & Control Systems Division, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group

October, 2001 :

General Manager of Public Utility and Energy Industry Information Systems Division, Information & Control Systems Division, System Solutions Group

August, 2000 :

Senior Manager of Public Utility and Energy Industry Information Systems Design Department, Information & Control Systems Division, Power & Industrial Systems Group

April, 1999 :

Senior Manager of Transportation Systems Design Department, Omika Industrial Systems Division, Power & Industrial System Group

April, 1977 :

Joined Hitachi, Ltd.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2012 (ended March 31, 2013) totaled 9,041 billion yen ($96.1 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional material & components, automotive systems and others.

For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com/ .

Contacts

Japan

Yoji Maruo

Hitachi, Ltd.

+81-3-5208-9324

yoji.maruo.pt@hitachi.com

U.S.

Mickey Takeuchi

Hitachi America, Ltd.

+1-914-333-2987

masayuki.takeuchi@hal.hitachi.com