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Schedule for Transfer of Hitachi's Hard Disk Drive Business to Western Digital (update)

Tokyo, Japan, December 5, 2011 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501) today announced a change in the schedule for transfer of Hitachi’s hard disk drive business to Western Digital Corporation (NYSE: WDC, “WD”), following WD’s announcement issued on December 1, 2011. WD now expects to close the transaction by March 2012 subject to the completion of obtaining approvals from European Commission and other regulatory authorities, according to the announcement by WD.

Hitachi to Realign Battery Business Framework

Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT / TSE:6501 “Hitachi”) will realign the operation of the Hitachi Group’s battery business into a framework organized by application, specifically, consumer, automotive and industrial systems applications. Business operations will be centralized at Hitachi Maxell Energy, Ltd. (“Hitachi Maxell Energy”) for consumer applications, Hitachi Vehicle Energy, Ltd. (“Hitachi Vehicle Energy”) for automotive applications, and Shin-Kobe Electric Machinery Co., Ltd. (“Shin-Kobe Electric Machinery”) for industrial systems applications.

INCJ, Hitachi, Sony and Toshiba Sign Definitive Agreements Regarding Integration of Small- and Medium-Sized Display Businesses

Tokyo, November 15, 2011 --- Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (“INCJ”), Hitachi, Ltd. (“Hitachi”), Sony Corporation (“Sony”) and Toshiba Corporation (“Toshiba”) announced today that they have signed definitive agreements to integrate their small- and medium-sized display businesses in a new company to be established and operated by INCJ as attached.

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