Tokyo, Japan, July 26, 2001 -- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, Company)
today announced that the details, including the granting date, of
the stock option plan resolved at the 132nd Ordinary General Meeting
of Shareholders held June 27, 2001, have been decided on as follows
at the meeting of the Board of Directors held today.
1. Granting Date
August 3, 2001
2. Issue Price of Shares
The issue price (Issue Price) of new shares (Shares)
of the Company shall be determined on August 3, 2001.
Issue Price of Shares shall be 1.05 times of the average of the Closing
Price (including indication of any bid or offer) of an Ordinary Share
of the Company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on each of the thirty consecutive
trading days commencing on the forty-fifth trading day preceding the
Granting date (excluding the number of days on which no Closing Price
is quoted), any fraction less than one yen shall be rounded up to
the nearest one yen. However, in the event that the price is less
than the Closing Price of the Granting date (or if no Closing Price
is quoted on the Granting date, the latest Closing Price before the
Granting date shall be applied), Issue Price shall be 1.05 times of
the Closing Price of the Granting date.
In the event that the Company issues new Shares at price less than
the market price (excluding the issuance of Shares resulting from
the exercise of the rights to subscribe for new Shares (Rights)
granted to directors or employees) after the Granting date, Issue
Price will be subject to adjustment in accordance with the following
formula, and any fractions less than one yen derived in consequence
of adjustment shall be rounded up to the nearest one yen. Upon the
issuance of securities which are convertible to Shares or securities
with the warrants, convertible or exercisable at an initial conversion
or exercise price less than the market price, Issue Price will also
be adjusted with the following formula.
Upon stock split or consolidation of Shares, Issue Price will be subject
to adjustment in accordance with the following formula, and any fraction
less than one yen derived in consequence of adjustment shall be rounded
up to the nearest one yen.
3. Amount to be Capitalized from Issued Amount
The consumption into capital stock out of the amount of new Shares
issued by exercise of the Rights shall be one-half (1/2) of the newly
issued amount. In case an adjustment is made to Issue Price, the amount
to be capitalized shall be one-half (1/2) of the adjusted Issue Price.
In the event a fraction less than one yen occurs, such fraction shall
be rounded up. In case the amount calculated according to the above
is less than the face value of the Company's common stock, the amount
equal to the face value of the stock shall be capitalized.