Hitachi to Commence Tender Offer for the Shares of its Subsidiary, Hitachi Maxell

Tokyo, July 28, 2009 – Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT/TSE: 6501) today announced that it has decided to acquire the common stock of Hitachi Maxell, Ltd. (Yoshito Tsunoda, President and Chief Executive Officer/TSE: 6810), by way of a tender offer (the “Tender Offer”).