Neville Vincent Appointed as Head of Hitachi Data Systems Asia Pacific

Hong Kong — April 12, 2013 — Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., (TSE: 6501), today announced that it has appointed Neville Vincent as senior vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific. Neville is responsible for leading the company and providing strategic direction to drive growth and expand business throughout Asia Pacific, capturing emerging opportunities in this fast-growing region.

Neville has more than 20 years of international sales, marketing and management experience in the information technology industry. He has a successful track record as a country manager for multinational businesses in various Asia Pacific markets. Prior to assuming his regional management role, Neville was vice president and managing director of Hitachi Data Systems Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, and managing director of Hitachi Data Systems Korea. These markets experienced rapid business growth under his leadership.

“I’m very excited to lead Hitachi Data Systems in Asia Pacific, which continues to be one of the fastest growing regions for the company,” said Neville Vincent. “Looking to the future, the rapid economic development in Asia Pacific will provide us with tremendous opportunities. Our capabilities, technology and services enable companies across the region to reach better business outcomes. Together with our customers, we innovate with information to make a difference in the world.”

Hitachi Data Systems Asia Pacific revenues for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 topped all regions with 12% year-over-year growth from the third quarter of fiscal 2011*. Hitachi Data Systems commitments to advanced technologies, quality and reliability earn the trust of its customers, and the company continues to explore new ways to support the expanding businesses of its customers.

Vincent succeeds the former senior vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific, Kevin Eggleston, who has been named senior vice president of Global Verticals and Integration. For more details, please refer to the press release Hitachi Data Systems Furthers Strategy to Become the World’s Most Innovative Information Solutions Company of today.

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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 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 http://www.hitachi.com.

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