Hitachi Announces Recognizing Extraordinary Item on an Unconsolidated Basis

Tokyo, November 7, 2013 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) today announced that the company plans to post an extraordinary gain of 41.1 billion yen on the sale of investments in securities, resulting from the sale of a portion of Western Digital Corporation common stock that Hitachi owned, on an unconsolidated basis for the three months ending December 31, 2013.