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Hitachi Announces Change in Schedule for Execution of Merger Agreement relating to Merger of Hitachi Medical and Hitachi Aloka Medical

Tokyo, December 21, 2015 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, "Hitachi"), Hitachi Medical Corporation ("Hitachi Medical"), and Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd. (“Hitachi Aloka Medical”) today announced a change in the schedule for executing the merger agreement relating to the merger of Hitachi Medical and Hitachi Aloka Medical announced on July 21, 2015.

Settlement Agreement with the African Development Bank Group

Tokyo, December 2, 2015 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) today announced the settlement of an investigation conducted for the past three years by the African Development Bank Group (“AfDB”) into the award in 2007 to Hitachi subsidiaries of a contract to provide boilers for an electrical power infrastructure project in the Republic of South Africa. Hitachi cooperated fully with the investigation and is pleased to have
amicably resolved this matter by concluding a settlement with the AfDB on a neither admit nor deny basis, following the one with the SEC.

Hitachi Europe and Frost & Sullivan Host Hitachi Social Innovation Forum in Istanbul

Istanbul, 19 November 2015 --- Hitachi Europe Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced that it is hosting a Hitachi Social Innovation Forum in Istanbul. The goal of the Forum is to discuss the need for sustainable solutions to address the critical issues facing today’s cities and societies. It will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at The Bosphorus on 26th November 2015.

Hitachi Group Develops Next-generation Industrial Controllers for IoT and Global Rollout; Sales to Begin Next Spring

Tokyo, Japan, November 16, 2015 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”), Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd. (“HIES”) and Hitachi Industry & Control Solutions, Ltd. (“Hitachi Industry & Control Solutions”) announced today that they have developed next-generation industrial controllers that achieve high performance and simple configuration with open technologies, to accommodate global rollout and the Internet of Things (IoT*1), which is the latest trend in the industrial world.

Hitachi and Tohoku University Develop Basic Technology of High Thermally Durable All-Solid-State Lithium Ion Battery

Tokyo, November 12, 2015 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) and Tohoku University’s Advanced Institute for Material Research(AIMR) have developed a basic technology to reduce the internal resistance of the all-solid-state lithium ion battery (Li-ion battery) using a complex hydride*1 as a solid electrolyte.

Establishment of International Collaboration Framework for Japanese BWR Decommissioning

Tokyo, November 11, 2015 - Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd. (Hitachi-GE) announces the conclusion of cooperative agreements with both Cavendish Nuclear Limited (Cavendish Nuclear) in the UK and AREVA NC S.A. (AREVA) in France, with respect to Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) Decommissioning in Japan.

Hitachi-GE will take preparatory steps towards decommissioning for domestic BWR, fully reflected by past international experience of both companies.

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