Hitachi Announces Effects of the Earthquake off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku, and its Responses (2nd Report)

Tokyo, Japan, March 17, 2011 — Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501) today announced the following information regarding the effects on the Hitachi Group of the Earthquake off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku, which struck Northeastern Japan on March 11, and regarding the responses of Hitachi, as of March 17.