Hitachi Completes Transfer of Hard Disk Drive Business to Western Digital

Tokyo, March 9, 2012 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) announced that it has completed its transfer of Hitachi’s Hard Disk Drive (HDD) business to Western Digital Corporation (NYSE: WDC, “WD”), effective March 8, 2012 (U.S.time).