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April 25, 2013

Hitachi to Provide Support for the Recovery from the Earthquake
in Sichuan Province, China

Tokyo, Japan, April 25, 2013 - Hitachi, Ltd. today announced the decision of the Hitachi Group, including Hitachi (China) Ltd. to provide support with a total value of RMB 2 million (approx. 32 million yen, including relief supplies) to aid the victims of the earthquake which struck in Lushan county of Ya'an city, Sichuan Province, China on April 20th, and to assist in recovery efforts in the affected regions.

Hitachi expresses deep condolences for victims of the earthquake and sincerely hopes for the earliest recovery of the people and areas in Sechuan province affected by the disaster.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totaled 9,665 billion yen. Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, industrial, transportation and urban development 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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