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Hitachi Announces Strategy to Strengthen Social Innovation Business

Tokyo, July 28, 2009 – Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501) today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has decided to make a public tender offers to purchase the common stock of five publicly listed companies, converting them into wholly owned subsidiaries. The five associated companies include: Hitachi Information Systems, Ltd. (TSE:9741), Hitachi Software Engineering Co., Ltd. (TSE:9694), Hitachi Systems & Services, Ltd. (TSE:3735), Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd. (TSE:1970) and Hitachi Maxell, Ltd. (TSE:6810).

Hitachi to Commence Tender Offer for the Shares of its Subsidiary, Hitachi Information Systems

Tokyo, July 28, 2009 – Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT/TSE:6501 “Hitachi”) today announced that it has decided to acquire the common stock of Hitachi Information Systems, Ltd. (Iwao Hara, President and Chief Executive Officer/TSE: 9741 “Hitachi Information Systems”), by way of a tender offer (the “Tender Offer”).

Hitachi to Commence Tender Offer for the Shares etc. of its Subsidiary, Hitachi Plant Technologies

Tokyo, July 28, 2009 – Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT/TSE: 6501/ “Hitachi”) today announced that it has decided to acquire the common stock and stock acquisition rights of Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd. (Masaharu Sumikawa, President and Chief Executive Officer/TSE: 1970), by way of a tender offer (the “Tender Offer”).

HITACHI CLASS 395 TRAIN MAKES UK'S FIRST DOMESTIC HIGH SPEED PASSENGER VOYAGE

LONDON, 18 JUNE 2009 – Hitachi today celebrates the first high speed passenger journey of its Class 395 between Ashford International, Ebbsfleet International and St Pancras International. At the invitation of Southeastern, members of the media and key stakeholders were welcomed on board the Hitachi-built trains today to experience the new trains first hand. On time delivery and the successful completion of 4,000 miles ‘fault free’ running has enabled Southeastern to launch a limited ‘Preview’ service, starting 29 June, nearly six months early.

Hitachi develops automotive lithium-ion battery having the world's highest output – sampling set to start in autumn

Tokyo, May 19, 2009 – Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501,hereafter Hitachi) today announced that Hitachi, Ltd. and Hitachi Vehicle Energy, Ltd. which develops and manufactures lithium-ion batteries for automotive applications such as hybrid electric vehicles, have developed a lithium-ion battery having the world's highest power density of 4,500W/kg, 1.7 times the output of the company's mass-produced, automotive lithium-ion batteries. Sampling of the new battery by domestic and overseas car manufacturers will start in autumn.

Hitachi Announces Revisions of Consolidated Business Forecasts for Fiscal 2008 and Extraordinary Items on Unconsolidated Basis

Tokyo, May 7, 2009 – Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501) today announced revisions to the Company's consolidated business forecasts for fiscal 2008, the year ended March 31, 2009, which were announced on February 3, 2009, due to recent business performance. The Company also announced plans to record extraordinary items on an unconsolidated basis.

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