Hitachi Announces Revision of Year-End Dividend Forecast

Tokyo, March 17, 2011 — Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) today announced that the Board of Directors decided to revise the year-end dividend forecast for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011, as follows. The record date for this dividend is March 31, 2011.