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February 3, 2016
Hitachi Systems, Ltd.

Tokyo, February 3, 2016 --- Hitachi Systems, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced that the President and CEO will be changed as described below.
The appointment of the new President and CEO is planned to be officially decided at a later meeting of the Board of Directors.

Change of President and CEO

(1) Appointment (Effective April 1, 2016)
Masahiro Kitano, President and CEO

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Currently Senior Vice President and Executive Officer,
and CEO of Platform Business,
Information " Telecommunication Systems Company,
Information " Telecommunication Systems Group, Hitachi, Ltd.,
and Director, Hitachi Systems, Ltd.

(2) Retirement (Effective March 31, 2016)
Naoya Takahashi, President and CEO

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Planned for appointment as Chairman Emeritus, effective April 1, 2016

Profile of the new President and CEO

Masahiro Kitano
Masahiro Kitano

Date of Birth November 23, 1955
Place of Birth Hitachi City, Ibaraki Prefecture
Education
March, 1980 Master of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
Business Experience
April, 2015 Senior Vice President and Executive Officer,
and CEO of Platform Business, Information & Telecommunication Systems Company, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group, Hitachi, Ltd.
April, 2014 Senior Vice President and Executive Officer,
President & CEO of Healthcare Group and Healthcare Company, Hitachi, Ltd.
June, 2012 President and CEO, and Director, Hitachi Medical Corporation
April, 2012 President and CEO, Hitachi Medical Corporation
June, 2011 Vice President and Executive Officer,
General Manager of Environmental Strategy Office, General Manager of MONOZUKURI Group, General Manager of MONOZUKURI Strategy Division, and Deputy General Manager of Hitachi Group Headquarters for Post-earthquake Reconstruction and Redevelopment, Hitachi, Ltd.
April, 2011 Vice President and Executive Officer,
General Manager of Environmental Strategy Office, General Manager of MONOZUKURI Group, and General Manager of MONOZUKURI Strategy Division, Hitachi, Ltd.
April, 2010 Vice President and Executive Officer,
General Manager of Environmental Strategy Office, Deputy General Manager of Supervisory Office for Product Environmental Information, General Manager of MONOZUKURI Group, and General Manager of MONOZUKURI Technology Division, Hitachi, Ltd.
April, 2009 Vice President and Executive Officer,
and Chief Executive Officer of Platform Business, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group, Hitachi, Ltd.
April, 2007 Chief Strategy Officer of Information & Telecommunication Systems Group, and General Manager of Strategy Planning & Development Office, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group, Hitachi, Ltd.
April, 2004 General Manager of Enterprise Server Division, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group, Hitachi, Ltd.
April, 2003 Deputy General Manager of Enterprise Server Division, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group, Hitachi, Ltd.
October, 2002 General Manager of Server Development, Internet Platform Division, Ubiquitous Platform Group, Hitachi, Ltd.
August, 1998 Senior Manager of Development, Server Development Division, Hitachi, Ltd.
April, 1980 Joined Hitachi, Ltd.

About Hitachi Systems, Ltd.

Hitachi Systems, Ltd. is an IT services company with strengths in high-quality operations and maintenance services. Hitachi Systems works closely with customers through a network of roughly 300 service sites and contact centers across Japan, through which it offers a wide range of business system design and integration services, as well as outsourcing services that take advantage of its robust data center infrastructure. A leader since the dawn of the IT era in Japan, Hitachi Systems leverages its track record and expertise in IT services to offer one-stop services covering the entire IT life cycle – from system consulting to integration, installation, operation and maintenance. Hitachi Systems also pushes beyond the boundaries of IT to create new value for customers, with the aim of becoming a global service company to which customers can entrust any operation.
For details: https://www.hitachi-systems.com/eng/

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society's challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2013 (ended March 31, 2014) totaled 9,616 billion yen ($93.4 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 materials & components, automotive systems, healthcare and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com (open in new window).

Contacts

Japan:
Osamu Sugiyama
Hitachi Systems, Ltd.
+81-3-5435-5002
press.we@ml.hitachi-systems.com

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Hitachi Systems provides true one-stop services covering all areas of the IT life cycle: from system consulting, to building, installation, operation, and maintenance.