Hitachi to invest in Signalling and Rolling Stock operations of Finmeccanica, positioning for leadership in the global Rail Sector

Tokyo, Japan, and Rome, Italy, 24 February, 2015 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, "Hitachi" or “Hitachi Group”) and Finmeccanica S.p.A. ([FNM.IM,] “Finmeccanica” or “Finmeccanica Group”) have announced today that they have signed binding agreements for the sale and purchase of:

‒ the current business of AnsaldoBreda S.p.A., with the exclusion of some revamping activities and certain residual contracts, and

‒ the entire interest owned by Finmeccanica in Ansaldo STS S.p.A. (“Ansaldo STS”), equal to approximately 40% of the share capital.

The simultaneous closing of the transactions is expected later this year and is subject to certain customary conditions, such as regulatory and antitrust approvals.