Tokyo, February 4, 2014 – Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501; “Hitachi”) today announced that it will establish the new Health Care Group effective April 1, 2014, in an effort to build a framework for swiftly supporting a broad range of needs in the diversifying global healthcare field. The Health Care Group will be formed as Hitachi’s seventh group. It will comprise the new Health Care Company, which will be established by realigning and integrating healthcare-related businesses that had previously been spread out among Hitachi’s in-house companies, along with Hitachi’s group companies such as Hitachi Medical Corporation (“Hitachi Medical”). Establishing the Health Care Group will facilitate the concentration of Hitachi Group’s business resources and unify customer solutions within the Hitachi Group. In doing so, Hitachi will enhance its ability to propose solutions that answer the needs of the diversifying healthcare market with the view to bolstering its global competitiveness.