Hitachi Europe Ltd. Announces the Appointment of Masaharu Hanyu as Deputy Chairman

London, UK, February 4, 2013 - Hitachi Europe Ltd. today announced the appointment of Mr Masaharu Hanyu as Deputy Chairman of Hitachi Europe Ltd. and Chief Executive of the Nuclear Power System Business in Europe. Mr Hanyu currently serves as Vice President and Executive Officer, Chief Executive Officer of Nuclear Systems and General Manager of Nuclear Systems Division and Global Nuclear Energy Business Division, Power Systems Company, Power Systems Group, Hitachi, Ltd. The appointment will be effective from April 1, 2013.