Hitachi Consulting Acquires Leading Operations Management Consulting Firm Celerant Consulting

London, U.K. - January 2, 2013 - Hitachi Consulting, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd (TSE: 6501) and a leading provider of IT consulting and management consulting solutions and services, today announced that it has acquired Celerant Consulting, a worldwide leader in business operations consulting. This latest acquisition will further enable Hitachi Consulting to serve its clients throughout an entire business transformation life cycle, while continuing to focus on delivering successful, sustainable change for its clients. Additionally, this acquisition will expand Hitachi Consulting’s European, North American and South American presence.