Hitachi to Provide Support for the Recovery from the Earthquake off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku

Tokyo, Japan, March 14, 2011 — Hitachi, Ltd.(NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501) today announced the decision of the Hitachi Group to provide support in the amount of 300 million yen to aid the victims of the earthquake off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku, which struck on March 11, and to assist in recovery efforts in the affected regions.