Ongoing Discussion on the projects of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. in the Republic of South Africa

Tokyo, May 9, 2016 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) commented on the captioned matter as follows.

Today Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (“MHI”) announced its financial result, in which there is a reference to the discussion between MHI and Hitachi regarding certain boiler construction projects ("Projects") in the Republic of South Africa that involves Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (“MHPS”), which is the joint venture company that integrated the respective thermal power generation system businesses of MHI and Hitachi. Hitachi hereby explains in this press release the status and its view on the discussion regarding the Projects.