Hitachi to Strengthen Leadership Team to Drive Global Business Expansion in the Rail Systems Business

Tokyo, Japan, March, 20, 2014 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) today announced that it will create the post of Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as of April 1, 2014 to strengthen the management structure for global business expansion in the rail systems business. Specifically, Hitachi will assign a Global Chief Operating Officer (COO), Global Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) and other executives under the Global CEO to oversee and vigorously develop and advance global strategies for the rail systems business as it aims to drive further business expansion.