Hitachi Europe Announces the Appointment of Kazuo Abe as New Managing Director

London, UK, August 26, 2014 -- Hitachi Europe Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced that Mr Kazuo Abe has been appointed as Managing Director of Hitachi Europe. Mr Abe currently serves as Deputy General Manager, Account Management Strategy Division & Deputy General Manager, Regional Strategies Division, Corporate Sales & Marketing Group in Hitachi, Ltd., and succeeds Mr Kiyoshi Yamamoto who has been appointed Senior Project Manager, Urban & Energy Solutions Division, Infrastructure Systems Company, Infrastructure Systems Group in Hitachi, Ltd. The new appointment will be effective on 1 October, 2014.