Hitachi to Commence Tender Offer for the Shares of its Subsidiary, Hitachi Systems & Services

Tokyo, July 28, 2009 – Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT/TSE: 6501) today announced that it has decided to acquire the common stock of Hitachi Systems & Services, Ltd. (Masahiro Hayashi, President and Chief Executive Officer/TSE:3735), by way of a tender offer (the “Tender Offer”).