Tokyo, December 2, 2013 – Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) today announced its plans to reorganize the IP telephony*1-related products business within the Hitachi Group, with aim of strengthening the products, centered on private branch exchanges (PBXs). Specifically, design, development and manufacturing functions for Hitachi IP telephony-related products will be transferred to Hitachi Information & Telecommunication Engineering, Ltd. ("Hitachi Information & Telecommunication Engineering") by the end of March 2014. Furthermore, sales functions targeting Hitachi partner companies will be transferred*2 to Hitachi Systems, Ltd. ("Hitachi Systems"). At the same time, Hitachi Communication Networks, Ltd. ("Hitachi Communication Networks"), which sells, installs and provides maintenance services for IP telephony-related products will become a subsidiary of Hitachi Systems, Ltd. to consolidate sales functions. Hitachi will continue to provide solutions utilizing IP telephony-related products, particularly for large-scale systems.