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Hitachi Social Innovation Forum held in Milan to accelerate Collaborative Creation, targeting the expansion of the Social Innovation Business in Italy

Milan 18 October, 2017 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) today hosted the “Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2017 Milan.” The aim of the Forum is to develop and strengthen partnerships with customers as part of measures aimed at expanding the Social Innovation Business using digital technologies in Italy.

Notification of Commencement of Tender Offer for Shares of Subsidiary

Tokyo, Japan, October 11, 2017 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501,”Hitachi”) announced in its press release titled “Notification of Execution of Basic Agreement pertaining to Tender Offer for Shares of Subisidiary” issued on April 26, 2017 (“Hitachi’s April 26 Press Release”), that the tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) has been scheduled to be conducted by HKE Holdings G.K. (Executor: William Janetschek, “HKE”) for the common shares of Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.

Toyota and Hitachi Embark on Collaborative Creation Aiming to Build a High-Efficiency Production Model Using IoT Platform

Tokyo, October 4, 2017 --- Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Hitachi, Ltd. (Hitachi) today announced that they will embark on a collaborative creation to build a high-efficiency production model using an IoT platform. These two companies will conduct verification at Toyota's model plants (Toyota, Aichi Prefecture) starting from this October. Through this verification, they intend to establish a platform using Hitachi's IoT platform “Lumada”, which utilizes the latest digital technologies such as AI and big data analysis.

Hitachi to Host First Social Innovation Forum in Milan

London, October 4th, 2017 --- Hitachi Europe Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced that it is hosting its first Social Innovation Forum in Milan at Pirelli HangarBicocca on Wednesday 18th October 2017. The event, which forms the Italian leg of its global series of Social Innovation Forums, will discuss ideas with customers and partners to help solve societal challenges in Italy, and demonstrate Hitachi’s wide range of technologies.

Mr Yoshiyuki Ogura appointed new Chairman of Hitachi Europe Ltd.

London, September 15, 2017 --- Hitachi Europe Ltd. a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., today announced that Mr. Yoshiyuki Ogura has been appointed as Chairman of the Board, Hitachi Europe Ltd. Mr Ogura is currently Managing Director of Hitachi Europe GmbH (Germany), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Europe Ltd., and will also continue in this role. The new appointment will be effective 1 October, 2017. 

Hitachi Joins UK Co-Innovation Project on Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs)

London, August 11, 2017 - Hitachi Europe Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) today announced it has joined the HumanDrive project, an R&D project consortium selected by Innovate UK, “the UK’s Innovation Agency”, to develop methodologies and technologies based on artificial intelligence (AI) to support the deployment of connected and autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) in UK and globally.

Notification of Progress Toward Conducting the Tender Offer for Shares of Subsidiary

Tokyo, Japan, August 9, 2017 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) announced in its press release titled “Notification of Execution of Basic Agreement pertaining to Tender Offer for Shares of Subsidiary” issued on April 26, 2017 (“Hitachi’s April 26 Press Release”) that it has executed a basic agreement with HKE Holdings G.K. (Executor: William Janetschek, “HKE”) and HVJ Holdings Inc. (Representative Director and President: Tatsuo Kimura, “HVJ”) regarding a tender offer scheduled to be conducted by HKE for the common shares of Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.

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