Hitachi Appoints Klaus Dieter Rennert as Chief Executive for Europe, Corporate Officer of Hitachi and Chairman of Hitachi Europe

London, UK, July 30, 2013 --- Hitachi Europe Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced that Klaus Dieter Rennert has been appointed as Chief Executive for Europe and Corporate Officer of Hitachi, Ltd. Mr Rennert, who currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Hitachi Power Europe GmbH will also become Chairman of the Board of Hitachi Europe Ltd., and succeeds Sir Stephen Gomersall. The new appointment will be effective on 1 September 2013. Mr Rennert will continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer of Hitachi Power Europe.