Hitachi Europe Announces the Appointment of Dr Satoshi Yoshitomi as New General Manager of Johannesburg Office

Johannesburg, South Africa, March 18, 2014 --- Hitachi Europe Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced that Dr Satoshi Yoshitomi has been appointed as General Manager of the Johannesburg Office of Hitachi Europe. Dr Yoshitomi currently serves as Senior Manager, Corporate Marketing Group, Hitachi, Ltd., and succeeds Mr Mitsunobu Oshima. The new appointment will be effective on 1 April, 2014.