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

Tokyo, July 28, 2009 – Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501 / “Hitachi”) today announced that it has decided to acquire the common stock of Hitachi Software Engineering Co., Ltd. (TSE: 9694), by way of a tender offer (the “Tender Offer”).