Hitachi Announces Performance Improvement Measures

Tokyo, January 30, 2009 – Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501) today announced that it would rigorously pursue the following measures designed to improve profitability and spur future growth in the face of a rapidly changing operating environment. Hitachi is determined to implement far-reaching structural reforms while at the same time using its advanced technologies to address needs related to social, industrial, life and information infrastructure, fields that are expected to see growth over the medium and long terms worldwide.