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Hitachi America, Ltd.

Hitachi

8/20/2010

Hitachi America, Ltd. Donates 7,337 Pounds of Food to The Food Bank For Westchester During Annual Hitachi North America Food Drive

Tarrytown, NY (August 20, 2010) – Hitachi America, Ltd. located in Tarrytown, NY, joined forces with Hitachi companies across North America for the 11th Annual Hitachi North America Food Drive. This year, 62 Hitachi locations from across North America participated in this annual effort to feed the hungry in their local communities.  

Hitachi America, Ltd. employees at the Tarrytown headquarters donated 7,337 pounds of food to the Food Bank for Westchester located in Millwood, NY. Employees, including both the Chairman and President and CEO, participated in two food sorting and repackaging events at the food bank; one in June and again on August 20, 2010 during which they sorted the food the company had donated.

“This year’s drive is especially important given the tremendous impact the continuing economic crisis has had on our local communities,” said Lauren Garvey, Director, Branding and Corporate Communications Group. “Local agencies have experienced an increased demand for services from people from all walks of life. Many people are receiving support for the first time in their lives. Added to that, the summer is always a challenging period for families in need of assistance especially for children, many of whom receive reduced or free meals during the school year.”

The annual food drive is a cooperative effort between the Hitachi Group companies across North America and The Hitachi Foundation. Through its Hitachi Community Action Partnership (HCAP) program, the Hitachi Foundation provides a framework for employee community engagement that is supported by Hitachi group companies and aimed at empowering employees to address specific needs in their local communities.

ABOUT HITACHI
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), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2009 (ended March 31, 2010) consolidated revenues totaled 8,968 billion yen ($96.4 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 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 www.hitachi.com.

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 on The Hitachi Foundation, please visit www.hitachifoundation.org.

Contact
Lauren Garvey
Hitachi America, Ltd.
(914)333-2986
Lauren.Garvey@hal.hitachi.com