Commencing Operation at Hitachi Saudi Arabia, Ltd.

Tokyo, October 5, 2015 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) today announced that it commenced operation of Hitachi Saudi Arabia, Ltd. (“Hitachi Saudi Arabia”) with the aim of expanding the Hitachi Group’s business in Saudi Arabia. Hitachi Saudi Arabia was established as a result of a merger combining Hitachi’s Riyadh Branch with Hitachi Plant Saudi Arabia, Ltd. As a representative of the Hitachi Group in Saudi Arabia, Hitachi Saudi Arabia will contribute to further development and the realization of a sustainable society in Saudi Arabia by strengthening the Group’s sales and marketing functions and working in collaboration with a wide range of customers in the infrastructure and other fields. At the same time, it will help accelerate measures for globalizing Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business.