Hitachi Data Systems Appoints Industry Veteran Phillip Teague to Strengthen ANZ Channel

Industry and Alliance Solutions Director to Spearhead Growth in Solutions and Cloud Partnerships

AUSTRALIA - July 16, 2013 - Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced the appointment of Phillip Teague as director, Industry and Alliance Solutions in Australia and New Zealand. The appointment further strengthens the company’s existing channel focus in the region and identifies new partner opportunities with a portfolio of market driven solutions in Australia and Zealand.

Based in Sydney, Teague will have primary responsibilities for Hitachi Data Systems indirect go-to-market strategy in ANZ, reporting to Neil Evans, vice president and country manager, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands. Teague joins Hitachi Data Systems from RSA, the security division of EMC, where he successfully managed all partner programs and channel activities as general manager, Channel and Alliances, ANZ. He previously held other senior channel roles with EMC ANZ.

Commenting on the appointment, Evans said, “We warmly welcome Phil to the ANZ management team to spearhead our continued commitment to and growth through the channel in ANZ. Phil brings impressive experience in structuring and managing regional partner programs. Phil will continue our transition from a traditional reseller model to a solutions driven approach that takes full advantage of vertical expertise and changing IT consumption patterns.”

Teague has more than 20 years of industry experience. Prior to his tenure at EMC, he held IT management roles at BDO Synergy IT and Crone Associates, after starting his career as a data centre manager at Architectonic in the ACT.

Teague said: “Hitachi Data Systems enjoys a long-standing reputation for engineering excellence, embodied in the innovation, performance and competitiveness of the products, solutions and services it delivers. Complementing our established partnerships in areas such as storage infrastructure and business continuity, we will further invest in our channel to target industries such as Health and Life Sciences, Government, Media and Entertainment, and the Resources sector with tailored solutions delivered through traditional licence as well as service models.”

Teague holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales.

About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems provides information technologies, services and solutions that help companies improve IT costs and agility, and innovate with information to make a difference in the world. Our customers gain compelling return on investment (ROI), unmatched return on assets (ROA), and demonstrable business impact. With approximately 6,000 employees worldwide, Hitachi Data Systems does business in more than 150 countries and regions. Our products, services and solutions are trusted by the world's leading enterprises, including more than 70% of the Fortune 100 and more than 80% of the Fortune Global 100. Visit us at http://www.hds.com/anz.

About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2012 (ended March 31, 2013) totaled 9,041 billion yen ($96.1 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional material & components, automotive systems and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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