Conclusion of Share Transfer Agreement for Hitachi Via Mechanics Shares

Tokyo, August 21, 2013 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501 / “Hitachi”) and The Longreach Group today announced that the two companies have concluded a share transfer agreement after agreeing that Hitachi will sell all the shares it owns of Hitachi Via Mechanics,Ltd (“Hitachi Via Mechanics”) to The Longreach Group. An overview of the agreement is as follows.