Hitachi Announces Realignment of Car Information Systems Business Through Corporate Split

Tokyo, December 6, 2012 - Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, "Hitachi") and Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. ("Hitachi Automotive Systems") today announced that the two companies have agreed to transfer the operations of the Car Information Systems ("CIS") Division of Hitachi Automotive Systems to the Information & Telecommunication Systems Company of Hitachi on April 1, 2013.