Plea Agreement with the United States Department of Justice in Connection with Investigation into Automotive Parts

Tokyo, August 10, 2016 --- Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. today announced that it has agreed with the United States Department of Justice to conclude a plea agreement regarding violations of U.S. antitrust laws occurring in connection with the sale of certain shock absorbers to certain OEM customers. As part of the plea agreement, Hitachi Automotive Systems has agreed to pay a fine of at least 55.48 million U.S. dollars.