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.