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Hitachi to Donate $270,000 to the American Red Cross To Support Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts
Tarrytown, N.Y. (January 22, 2010) – Hitachi America, Ltd. today announced that Hitachi Group companies in the Americas, will collectively donate $270,000 to the American Red Cross to support Haiti earthquake relief efforts. This includes donations from Hitachi Group companies and The Hitachi Foundation, established by Hitachi, Ltd. in 1985 as an independent nonprofit organization.
In addition to the support pledged by Hitachi, Hitachi employees are also making contributions at their respective companies, which are being matched through employee matching programs on an on-going basis.
“On behalf of all of us within the Hitachi Group, we want to express our heartfelt concern for the people of Haiti. We hope that the donation being made by our Group Companies, The Hitachi Foundation and our employees will provide the necessary aid for the monumental relief efforts necessary to help this community rebuild and for vital supplies to those who have lost so much in this disaster,” said Tadahiko Ishigaki, Chief Executive for the Americas, Hitachi, Ltd. “We express our sincerest sympathies to the families who have lost loved ones in this tragedy, and we hope that the contribution we are making aids survivors during the difficult days ahead.”
Hitachi America, Ltd., headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and its subsidiary companies offer a broad range of electronics, power and industrial equipment and services, automotive products and consumer electronics with operations throughout the Americas. For more information, visit www.hitachi-america.us. For information on other Hitachi Group companies in the United States, please visit www.hitachi.us
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501) is a leading global technological and industrial company with total revenues of ¥10,000 billion ($102.0 billion) for the year ended March 31, 2009. Hitachi’s business is highly diversified, encompassing operations in the following seven segments: Information & Telecommunication Systems; Electronic Devices; Power & Industrial Systems; Digital Media & Consumer Products; High Functional Materials & Components; Logistics, Services & Others; and Financial Services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit Hitachi's website at www.hitachi.com
ABOUT HITACHI FOUNDATION
The Hitachi Foundation was established as an independent nonprofit philanthropic organization by Hitachi, Ltd. in 1985. Governed by a Board of Directors composed of highly accomplished Americans, the Foundation seeks to discover and expand business practices that create tangible and enduring economic opportunities for low-wealth Americans, their families, and the communities in which they reside. For more information about the Foundation, visit www.hitachifoundation.org.
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