Hitachi Chairman and CEO Hiroaki Nakanishi Named to Order of the British Empire

Tokyo, May 26, 2015 - Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) announced today that Hiroaki Nakanishi, Chairman and CEO of Hitachi, Ltd., has been named an Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. This British Award was established in 1917 by King George V. Up to that time, similar awards were presented to politicians, soldiers, and public officials, but the Order of the British Empire is bestowed upon individuals who have made substantial contributions to the United Kingdom, including economists, intellectuals, entertainers, athletes and persons working in social contribution.