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May 14 , 2008

Hitachi Extends Aid to Cyclone Victims in Myanmar

Tokyo, May 14, 2008 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501) today announced Hitachi Group companies have decided to donate a total of 10,000,000 Japanese Yen to support victims of the cyclone in Myanmar and to assist in the restoration effort in the affected areas. We would like to convey our deepest sympathy to the victims along with our sincere wishes for a speedy recovery.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 390,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2007 (ended March 31, 2008) consolidated revenues totaled 11,226 billion yen ($112.2 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, logistics, materials and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

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