Hitachi Announces Changes of Directors

Hitachi announces changes of Directors, effective on April 1, 2011, according to a resolution passed by the Board of Directors.

Online PR News – 05-February-2011 – – Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT/TSE:6501) today announced the following changes of directors in accordance with a resolution passed by a meeting of the Board of Directors held today.

[Effective April 1, 2011]

Takashi Kawamura

New Position: Chairman of the Board

Current Position: Director, Representative Executive Officer and Chairman

Tadamichi Sakiyama

New Position: Director

Current Position: Board Director (Chair)

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2009 (ended March 31, 2010) consolidated revenues totaled 8,968 billion yen ($96.4 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at



Masanao Sato
Hitachi, Ltd.


Mickey Takeuchi
Hitachi America, Ltd.