Hitachi to Commence the Steps to Launch Mandatory Tender Offer

Rome, Italy, 2 November, 2015 --- Hitachi, Ltd. informs that its (indirectly) wholly owned subsidiary, Hitachi Rail Italy Investments S.r.l., today acquired 80,131,081 shares of Ansaldo STS S.p.A. owned by Finmeccanica S.p.A. pursuant to the share purchase agreement entered into on February 24, 2015 with Finmeccanica S.p.A. and been entirely satisfied. Hitachi Rail Italy Investments S.r.l. will commence the steps to launch a mandatory tender offer for the remaining shares of Ansaldo STS S.p.A., with the intention to acquire the entire share capital of Ansaldo STS S.p.A. and delist the company.