Tokyo, May 7, 2013 – Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) has created a new “Vision” to express the ideals of the Hitachi Group as it heads into a new phase of growth. This new Vision coincides with the start of the new Mid-term Management Plan in fiscal 2013. Throughout its 100 year history, the Hitachi Group has passed on its Mission and Values, as embodied in Hitachi’s Principle and Hitachi Founding Spirit. The Vision has been created based on these Mission and Values, as a fresh expression of what the Hitachi Group aims to become in the future. Furthermore, a new “Hitachi Group Identity” has been established, reorganizing the Mission and Value shared by all Hitachi Group employees, as well as the Vision, which forms the foundation for the Mission and Values. In this way, the entire Group will be brought together in achieving the form that the Hitachi Group aims to become in the future, promoting a transition into a new phase of growth.