Tokyo, Japan, August 3 2001 -- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, Company)
today announced that the conditions, including the issue price of
new shares, of the stock option plan resolved at the 132nd Ordinary
General Meeting of Shareholders held June 27, 2001, have been decided
on as follows.
1. Issue Price of Shares
The issue price (Issue Price) of new shares (Shares)
of the Company is 1,270 yen per share.
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.
2. 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 is 635 yen per share.
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.
3. Number of Shares to be issued upon exercise of the Rights