Hitachi Announces Executive Changes in Europe

Mr Klaus Dieter Rennert becomes Chief Executive for EMEA・CIS; Mr Alistair Dormer becomes Vice President and Executive Officer of Hitachi, Ltd.; Mr Tatsuro Ishizuka becomes Deputy Chairman of the Board, Hitachi Europe Ltd. London, February 4, 2015 - Hitachi Europe Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced a number of European executive changes in order to accelerate Hitachi’s growth in the global market as it enters the final year of its 2015 Mid-term Management Plan. Hitachi, Ltd. will establish four global regions - the Americas; China; Asia Pacific; and EMEA・CIS (Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Commonwealth of Independent States) and will appoint Chief Executives for these regions as part of Hitachi’s new “autonomous decentralized global management” structure. The regional Chief Executives will act as representatives of the Hitachi Group in interactions with regional companies and customers. These changes will be effective from April 1st 2015.