HITACHI ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF UK ROLLING STOCK ASSEMBLY AND MANUFACTURING FACILITY

LONDON, 12 FEBRUARY 2009 – Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) today announced plans for the establishment of a rolling stock assembly and manufacturing facility in the UK1, following the announcement that Agility Trains, of which Hitachi is the main shareholder, has been selected as preferred bidder to supply new rolling stock for the Intercity Express Programme.