Hitachi Announces Merger of Hitachi Medical and Hitachi Aloka Medical, and Establishment of New Manufacturing Subsidiary to Strengthen Healthcare Business

Tokyo, July 21, 2015 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”), Hitachi Medical Corporation (“Hitachi Medical”) and Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd. (“Hitachi Aloka Medical”) today announced that Hitachi Medical and Hitachi Aloka Medical will establish a new manufacturing subsidiary by combining the manufacturing divisions of them and that Hitachi will conduct absorption-type mergers of Hitachi Medical and Hitachi Aloka Medical (the “Merger”) on April 1, 2016 (hereinafter the establishment of the manufacturing subsidiary and the Merger collectively will be referred to as the “Reorganization”). The Reorganization aims to strengthen Hitachi’s healthcare business and accelerate growth of this business.