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EASYDENTIC GROUP TO DEPLOY HITACHI FINGER VEIN SECURITY SOLUTIONS AS CORE DEVICES FOR ITS SECURITY SERVICES

London, UK – Hitachi Europe Ltd. announced today that Easydentic Group, leader in biometrics, visual recognition and visual mobility technology for enterprise security, selected Hitachi's finger vein security solutions for Biovein. Easydentic's R&D division Eden is using Hitachi's ground-breaking finger vein authentication system in the form of physical door access systems in their Biovein product, which was developed using Eden's market leading technology expertise.

HITACHI CELEBRATES SUCCESSFUL FIRST ANNIVERSARY FOR ASHFORD TMC

ASHFORD, 1 OCTOBER 2008 – Hitachi Rail Group (Hitachi) today celebrates the first anniversary of its state-of-the-art Ashford Train Maintenance Centre (TMC), which was opened 12 months ago by Ruth Kelly, the Secretary of State for Transport. Over the past year the TMC has attracted over 3,500 visitors from the UK, Europe and Japan's rail industry and has so far created 47 jobs for local employees.

HITACHI EUROPE AND ELKART SIGN PARTNERSHIP DEAL TO ROLL OUT SECURITY SOLUTIONS IN POLAND

Warsaw, Poland, August 14th 2008, Hitachi Europe Ltd. and ELKART Systemy Kart Elektronicznych Sp. z o.o. in Poland have signed a partnership agreement to develop new IT security-related business in the banking and government sectors in the Polish IT market. The agreement covers Hitachi’s smart card solutions based on the Secure MULTOS platform for banking and public administration related applications, as well as Hitachi’s award winning Finger Vein Authentication System.

Hitachi secures contract to supply a Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) system for Elektrownia “Kozienice” S.A. in Poland

Tokyo, July 17, 2008. Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501) today announced that it has secured an order for the construction of a Fuel Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) system for the Kozienice coal-fired power plant unit no.10 (500MW) near Warsaw in Poland in partnership with Energo Montaz. Polnoc S.A.( EMP) The total contract amount is EURO net 77,33 million (Approx. PLN 260,86 million) and commercial operations will commence from the beginning of 2011.

INTERNATIONAL TEACHER EXCHANGE PROGRAMME

22nd April 2008 – Hitachi Europe Ltd. today announced that the 14th annual teacher exchange programme, HISTEP, organised by the company will take place from 30th April – 4th May 2008. HISTEP is a teacher exchange programme organised by Hitachi to promote communication and cultural understanding among North American, European and Japanese nations by means of a cross-cultural secondary school teachers' exchange and educational programme.

Hitachi and Network Rail collaborate on ETCS-compatible signalling demonstration

London – 20th February 2008: Following the introduction of its Class 395 bullet train to the UK in 2007, Hitachi Europe has announced that it is running a trial alongside Network Rail to test and introduce its ETCS-compatible signalling system. The system is based on the highly reliable Automatic Train Protection (ATP) system that is used in Tokyo, the most congested metropolitan area in Japan, as well as on the Shinkansen, Japanese Bullet Train.

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