Hitachi Announces Recognizing Extraordinary Item on an Unconsolidated Basis
TOKYO, Japan, 14 November, 2014

Hitachi Announces Recognizing Extraordinary Item on an Unconsolidated Basis

Hitachi Announces Recognizing Extraordinary Item on an Unconsolidated Basis

Contacts: Japan: Keisaku Shibatani U.K.: Yuki Maeda Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi Europe Ltd.

+81-3-5208-9324 +44-1628-585714 keisaku.shibatani.tj@hitachi.com yuki.maeda@hitachi-eu.com Hitachi Announces Recognizing Extraordinary Item on an Unconsolidated Basis Tokyo, November 14, 2014 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) today announced that the company plans to post an extraordinary gain of 47.5 billion yen on the sale of investments in securities, resulting from the sale of a portion of Western Digital Corporation common stock that Hitachi owned, on an unconsolidated basis for the three months ending December 31, 2014.

About Hitachi, Ltd. Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2013 (ended March 31, 2014) totaled 9,616 billion yen ($93.4 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional materials & components, automotive systems, healthcare and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com .

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