Hitachi to Commence Tender Offer for the Shares etc. of its Subsidiary, Hitachi Plant Technologies

Tokyo, July 28, 2009 – Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT/TSE: 6501/ “Hitachi”) today announced that it has decided to acquire the common stock and stock acquisition rights of Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd. (Masaharu Sumikawa, President and Chief Executive Officer/TSE: 1970), by way of a tender offer (the “Tender Offer”).