Hitachi Consulting acquires UK business and IT consulting firm, Impact Plus

London, April 12 — Hitachi Consulting, the global business and IT consulting arm of Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE:HIT) today announced that it has acquired Impact Plus, a London-based business and IT consulting firm which specializes in serving the Public Sector and Financial Services Sector. Impact Plus counts among its clients three of the top five UK-based banks, as well as many leading Finance & Leasing, General Insurance, and Life & Pensions providers. In the government sector, Impact Plus' clients include the largest government departments and agencies as well as the Cabinet Office, HM Treasury and the National Audit Office.