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|Hitachi Announces Revision of Business Forecast
for the First Half of Fiscal 2002 and Interim Dividend
Tokyo, September 11, 2002 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501 / NYSE:HIT) today announced that the Company has revised its business forecast for the first half of fiscal 2002, ending September 30, 2002, and decided on the interim dividend, at a Board of Directors meeting convened today.
(3) Reasons for revision
With respect to other income and deductions, the appreciation of the yen is expected to give rise to currency exchange losses.
As a result, the initial forecast for income before income taxes and minority interests and net income has been revised downward.
< Cautionary Statement >
Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or implied in any forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, rapid technological change, particularly in the Information & Telecommunication Systems segment and Electronic Devices segment; uncertainty as to Hitachi's ability to continue to develop products and to market products that incorporate new technology on a timely and cost-effective basis and achieve market acceptance; fluctuations in product demand and industry capacity, particularly in the Information & Telecommunication Systems segment, Electronic Devices segment and Digital Media & Consumer Products segment; increasing commoditization of information technology products, and intensifying price competition in the market for such products; fluctuations in rates of exchange for the yen and other currencies in which Hitachi makes significant sales or in which Hitachi's assets and liabilities are denominated, particularly between the yen and the U.S. dollar; uncertainty as to Hitachi's access to liquidity or long-term financing, particularly in the context of restrictions on availability of credit prevailing in Japan; uncertainty as to Hitachi's ability to implement measures to reduce the potential negative impact of fluctuations in product demand and/or exchange rates; general economic conditions and the regulatory and trade environment of Hitachi's major markets, particularly, the United States, Japan and elsewhere in Asia, including, without limitation, continued stagnation or deterioration of the Japanese economy, or direct or indirect restriction by other nations of imports; uncertainty as to Hitachi's access to, or protection for, certain intellectual property rights, particularly those related to electronics and data processing technologies; Hitachi's dependence on alliances with other corporations in designing or developing certain products; and the market prices of equity securities in Japan, declines in which may result in write-downs of equity securities Hitachi holds.
These factors listed above are not exclusive and are in addition to other factors that are stated or indicated elsewhere in this document, or in other materials published by the Company.
|Information contained in this news release is current as of the date of the press announcement, but may be subject to change without prior notice.|
|WRITTEN BY Corporate Communications Division