Hitachi Announces Effects of the Earthquake off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku, and its Responses

Tokyo, Japan, March 14, 2011 — Hitachi, Ltd.(NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501) today announced the following information regarding the effects on the Hitachi Group from the earthquake off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku, which struck Northeastern Japan on March 11, and regarding the response of Hitachi.