Hitachi to Commence Tender Offer for the Shares of its Subsidiary, Hitachi Information Systems

Tokyo, July 28, 2009 – Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT/TSE:6501 “Hitachi”) today announced that it has decided to acquire the common stock of Hitachi Information Systems, Ltd. (Iwao Hara, President and Chief Executive Officer/TSE: 9741 “Hitachi Information Systems”), by way of a tender offer (the “Tender Offer”).