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Hitachi to Take Part in Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Joint Evaluation in the U.K. with CPI and Hitachi High-Technologies

Tokyo, February 24, 2009 – The Centre for Process Innovation Ltd. (“CPI”), Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) and Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation (TSE:8036, “Hitachi High-Technologies”) have agreed to begin a joint evaluation aimed at developing applications for direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs) and creating a viable business in the U.K.

HITACHI ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF UK ROLLING STOCK ASSEMBLY AND MANUFACTURING FACILITY

LONDON, 12 FEBRUARY 2009 – Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) today announced plans for the establishment of a rolling stock assembly and manufacturing facility in the UK1, following the announcement that Agility Trains, of which Hitachi is the main shareholder, has been selected as preferred bidder to supply new rolling stock for the Intercity Express Programme.

Hitachi Records Valuation Allowance Against Deferred Tax Assets and Unconsolidated-Basis Losses on Write-Downs of Subsidiaries Shares

Tokyo, January 30, 2009 – Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501) today announced that the Company plans to record a valuation allowance against deferred tax assets for fiscal 2008, year ending March 31, 2009. Additionally on an unconsolidated basis, the Company plans to recognize losses related to write-downs of subsidiaries shares.

Hitachi Announces Performance Improvement Measures

Tokyo, January 30, 2009 – Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501) today announced that it would rigorously pursue the following measures designed to improve profitability and spur future growth in the face of a rapidly changing operating environment. Hitachi is determined to implement far-reaching structural reforms while at the same time using its advanced technologies to address needs related to social, industrial, life and information infrastructure, fields that are expected to see growth over the medium and long terms worldwide.

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