Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Welcomes Progress on GDA

London, UK, January, 15th, 2013 - Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd., (“Hitachi-GE”) today announced that it welcomes the statement by the UK Energy Minister that he has asked the nuclear regulators to begin discussions over Generic Design Assessment (“GDA”)(*) for the UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (“ABWR”).