Hitachi Electronics Services and Hitachi Information Systems to Merge

Tokyo, Japan, March 28, 2011 — Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501) today announced that two companies within its Information & Telecommunication Systems Company – Hitachi Electronics Services Co., Ltd. (“HES”) and Hitachi Information Systems, Ltd. (“Hitachi Joho”) – have agreed to merge effective October 1, 2011, and will be rebranded as “Hitachi Systems, Ltd.” (provisional name, “the new company”). By consolidating their management resources, the two companies will leverage their combined strengths to reinforce the structure for providing one-stop solutions to support the entire IT life cycle, ranging from consulting for systems installation to operation and maintenance.