Financial Close for East Coast Fleet Successfully Concludes Finance for Intercity Express Programme

London and Tokyo, April 16, 2014 – Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) today announced that the British Department for Transport and Agility Trains (with its main shareholders Hitachi and John Laing) have reached financial close for the fleet of Class 800 series trains set to run on the East Coast Main Line as part of the Intercity Express Programme (IEP).