Memorandum Of Understanding with Russian Medical and Research Institutions on Construction of Particle Beam Therapy Facilities

Tokyo, April 30, 2013 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) today announced that it has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with the Group of Companies European Medical Center (GEMC) and the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics (BINP), of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, to form a strategic partnership in the field of particle beam therapy system business in the Russian Federation. Through this partnership with GEMC and BINP, Hitachi intends to enter into the particle beam therapy system market in Russia, starting with the collaboration on two prospective projects.