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Hitachi America, Ltd.

Hitachi

07/31/2002


Wilson Named President of Hitachi Computer Products (America), Ltd.


Jul 31, 2002 10:07 AM

BRISBANE, Calif., July 31, 2002 - Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT), today announced the appointment of George Wilson as president of its Hitachi Computer Products (America), Inc. subsidiary based in Norman, Oklahoma. The appointment is effective August 1, 2002

Mr. Wilson, who is currently vice president of the Oklahoma Manufacturing Division's Production Operations Group, succeeds Yoshinobu Migita, who is returning to a new assignment in the Hitachi, Ltd., Disk Array Systems Division (RSD). The appointments are effective August 1.

Mr. Wilson, 46, has been vice president of the Production Operations Group in Norman, Oklahoma, since 2000. He has spent 15 years in production operations in increasingly responsible positions during his tenure with the company. He joined Hitachi Computer Products (America) in 1987 as an engineer in the production engineering Department in Norman. He has a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Oklahoma City University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from the University of Oklahoma.

Mr. Migita has been president of HICAM since April 2001. He previously was executive vice president and general manager from 1997 to 2001. He joined Hitachi, Ltd. as a mechanical engineer in 1966, and was primarily involved in the Design Department, Production Engineering & Manufacturing department of Hitachi, Ltd. STR (Data Storage & Retrieval Systems Division). Prior to joining HICAM in April, 1997, he was general manager of the Production Engineering & Manufacturing Division in STR since 1995. He is a graduate of Kumamoto University.

Hitachi Computer Products (America), Inc., a subsidiary of Hitachi America, Ltd., is a supplier of systems and solutions, including disk arrays through a manufacturing facility in Norman, Oklahoma, and Enterprise Application Security Integration based in Boston, Mass For more information on Hitachi Computer Products (America), Inc., please visit http://www.hicam.hitachi.com.

Hitachi America, Ltd. markets and manufactures a broad range of electronics, computer systems and products, consumer electronics and semiconductors, and provides industrial equipment and services throughout North America. For more information on Hitachi America, visit http://www.hitachi.us/.

Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company, with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2001 (ended March 31, 2002) consolidated sales totaled 7,994 billion yen ($60.1 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors, including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's Web site at http://global.hitachi.com.

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