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Hitachi to Host First Social Innovation Forum in Milan

London, October 4th, 2017 --- Hitachi Europe Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced that it is hosting its first Social Innovation Forum in Milan at Pirelli HangarBicocca on Wednesday 18th October 2017. The event, which forms the Italian leg of its global series of Social Innovation Forums, will discuss ideas with customers and partners to help solve societal challenges in Italy, and demonstrate Hitachi’s wide range of technologies.

Mr Yoshiyuki Ogura appointed new Chairman of Hitachi Europe Ltd.

London, September 15, 2017 --- Hitachi Europe Ltd. a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., today announced that Mr. Yoshiyuki Ogura has been appointed as Chairman of the Board, Hitachi Europe Ltd. Mr Ogura is currently Managing Director of Hitachi Europe GmbH (Germany), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Europe Ltd., and will also continue in this role. The new appointment will be effective 1 October, 2017. 

Hitachi Joins UK Co-Innovation Project on Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs)

London, August 11, 2017 - Hitachi Europe Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) today announced it has joined the HumanDrive project, an R&D project consortium selected by Innovate UK, “the UK’s Innovation Agency”, to develop methodologies and technologies based on artificial intelligence (AI) to support the deployment of connected and autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) in UK and globally.

Notification of Progress Toward Conducting the Tender Offer for Shares of Subsidiary

Tokyo, Japan, August 9, 2017 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) announced in its press release titled “Notification of Execution of Basic Agreement pertaining to Tender Offer for Shares of Subsidiary” issued on April 26, 2017 (“Hitachi’s April 26 Press Release”) that it has executed a basic agreement with HKE Holdings G.K. (Executor: William Janetschek, “HKE”) and HVJ Holdings Inc. (Representative Director and President: Tatsuo Kimura, “HVJ”) regarding a tender offer scheduled to be conducted by HKE for the common shares of Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.

Comment on Announcement of Arbitration

Tokyo, July 31, 2017 --- Hitachi Ltd. commented on the captioned matter as follows.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. today announced that it has filed an arbitration claim against Hitachi regarding the transfer price adjustment in connection with the certain boiler construction projects ("Projects") in the Republic of South Africa that involves Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (“MHPS”), which is the joint venture company that integrated the respective thermal power generation system businesses of MHI and Hitachi.

Hitachi Automotive Systems’ Lightweight, Compact and Highly Reliable Lithium-Ion Battery Module has been Chosen for Suzuki’s New “Swift” Vehicles with Hybrid Technology

Tokyo, July 24, 2017 --- Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. today announced that its lightweight, compact and highly reliable lithium-ion battery module has been chosen for Suzuki Motor Corporation’s new Swift HYBRID SG and Swift HYBRID SL, fitted with hybrid technology. The new models were launched on July 12, 2017.