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December 29, 2011

Hitachi to Provide Support for the Recovery from the Typhoon in the Philippines

Tokyo, Japan, December 29, 2011 – Hitachi, Ltd. today announced the decision of the Hitachi Group to provide support with a total value of 1 million peso to aid the victims of the typhoon that hit the Southern Philippines, and to assist in recovery efforts in the affected regions.

Hitachi expresses deep condolences for the victims of the typhoon and sincerely hopes for the earliest recovery of the people and areas in the Philippines that have been affected by the disaster.

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 2010 (ended March 31, 2011) consolidated revenues totaled 9,315 billion yen ($112.2 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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