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March 14, 2011

Hitachi to Provide Support for the Recovery from the Earthquake off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku

Tokyo, Japan, March 14, 2011 – Hitachi, Ltd.(NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501) today announced the decision of the Hitachi Group to provide support in the amount of 300 million yen to aid the victims of the earthquake off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku, which struck on March 11, and to assist in recovery efforts in the affected regions.

Hitachi expresses deep condolences for victims of the earthquake and sincerely hopes for the fastest possible recovery in all regions involved.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

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 social 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

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