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Hitachi America, Ltd.

Hitachi

2/8/2010

Hitachi America, Ltd. Meets NSF/ANSI Standard 61-Annex G for Submersible Motors

TARRYTOWN, New York, February 8, 2010 – Hitachi America, Ltd., Industrial Systems Division, today announced compliance with NSF/ANSI Standard 61-Annex G for the Hitachi submersible pump motor full line up, effective Dec 16, 2009.

Annex-G (Weighted Average Lead Content Evaluation Procedure to a 0.25 Percent Lead Requirement) was developed in response to California’s Low Lead Plumbing Law (also know as AB 1953) which mandates a maximum lead content of less than 0.25% for products which come in contact with drinking water. This law went into effect in California January 1st, 2010. A similar law has been enacted in Vermont and was scheduled to take effect in January as well.

A complete range of submersible pump motors ranging in size from 6 inches through 14 inches and in ratings of 5 hp through 300 hp are available through Hitachi America, Ltd. For more information, please contact www.hitachi-america.us/motors.

ABOUT HITACHI
Hitachi America, Ltd., Industrial Systems Division supplies a broad range of Industrial Infrastructure products and services. The division markets sophisticated electrical and electronic industrial equipment and components for application in pharmaceutical plants, food & beverage processing, steel making, mass transit systems, chemical plants, and other manufacturing facilities.

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 http://www.hitachi.com.

Contacts
Michelle Cio
Hitachi America, Ltd
(914) 524 - 6615
michelle.cio@hal.hitachi.com