Hitachi Data Systems Named Among the Best Companies to Work For® in Greater China

New Honor Adds to a Long List of Earned Workplace Recognitions.

Hong Kong — March 22, 2013 — Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., (TSE: 6501), today announced that it has been named one of the “Best Companies to Work For® in Greater China” in the Great Place to Work® Survey 2012 conducted by global human resources consultancy, Great Place to Work® Institute. The eight Hitachi Data Systems offices across China, Hong Kong and Taiwan participated in this survey. The award adds to the long list of “Top Workplace” accolades that HDS has won through direct employee feedback over the past several years.

“We are extremely proud to be named one of the best companies to work for in Greater China, a region that is of growing strategic importance to our business,” said Kevin Eggleston, senior vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific, Hitachi Data Systems. “At HDS, we uphold the values of fairness, ethics, teamwork, and respect for performance. This results in a positive and healthy working environment for employees to realize their potential, enabling us to continuously innovate with information and provide the best solutions to address the business challenges of our customers. Our goal is to build an environment with trust, respect, value, sincerity and integrity in what we do and to hold a pioneering spirit to deliver innovative solutions. This award is a terrific testimony to our strong commitment to employees and the Greater China market.”

The Great Place to Work® Survey is a confidential survey of employees at different workplaces around the world. It covers such measures as employee trust, corporate culture, company leadership, values and compensation package. The survey results from different regions or countries are published regularly throughout the year.

In addition to this latest Greater China recognition, in 2012 Hitachi Data Systems was named among the 100 Best Companies to Work For by FORTUNE Magazine, the 40 Best Companies for Leaders by Chief Executive Magazine, the Bay Area Best Places to Work by the Bay Area News Group, as well as one of the 2013 World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere, a New York-based think-tank focusing on business ethics. The company also received Best Places to Work recognitions in Poland and France in 2011, and in Australia and New Zealand in 2012.

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About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® Institute is a global human capital consulting, research and training firm specializing in organizational trust. The Great Place to Work® model is built on 25 years of research and data collected through our Trust Index® Employee Survey, which is taken by over 10 million employees annually worldwide.

Great Place to Work® provides leadership coaching and culture consulting services to businesses, non-profits and government agencies in 50 countries on all six continents. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list among other regional and country Best Companies to Work For® listings and publications.

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 5,900 employees worldwide, Hitachi Data Systems does business in more than 100 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 www.hds.com/hk/.

About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totaled 9,665 billion yen ($117.8 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, industrial, transportation and urban development 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 http://www.hitachi.com.

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