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Hitachi Corporate Office, Europe (HIBRU)

Located in Brussels, Belgium, Hitachi Corporate Office, Europe was established in 1988 as a representative liaison office of Hitachi, Ltd. to monitor and assess the economic and political developments related to the achievement of the European single market, completed in 1993. Its mission is to contribute to Hitachi's European activities in three main directions: monitor EU issues with potential impact on the group's operations, create and support Hitachi's links with European business partners, and contribute to society in order to enhance Hitachi's corporate image in the EU. As one of HIBRU's corporate activities aimed at raising awareness and recognition for Hitachi's key contributions to European society, it acts as the main coordinating body of the EU Hitachi Science & Technology Forum.

HIBRU's team comprises six persons: St├ęphane Dupuis, Jesper Holmberg, Yukako Kinoshita, Richard Mc Geehan, Yukika Okamura and Teruya Suzuki (General Manager).

Hitachi Europe Ltd

Hitachi Europe Ltd., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., Japan. Headquartered in Maidenhead, UK, it has operations in 13 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa and employs approximately 550 people.
Hitachi Europe comprises of nine business areas: rail systems; power and industrial systems; information systems; digital media and consumer products; display products; industrial components and equipment; air conditioning and refrigeration systems; manufacturing systems; and procurement and sourcing. Hitachi Europe also has three Research and Development laboratories and a design centre.

Hitachi Group Companies in Europe

Hitachi group in Europe comprises the European operations of Hitachi group, the global technology firm. In fiscal 2008 (ended March 31 2009) consolidated revenue totalled 904,425 million yen ($9,229 million), 9% of total consolidated revenue of Hitachi group. With 106 legal entities and 9,468 employees, Hitachi group in Europe is expanding its already significant presence through organic growth of its four strategic sectors. These sectors include; Power Systems, Rail Systems, Construction Machinery & Enterprise Storage System. Hitachi's European brand campaign highlights how its Technology improves your life, reinforcing the company's corporate commitment to improving society through the development of technology. Sir Stephen Gomersall, Chief Executive for Europe, is spearheading Hitachi's commitment to building a sustainable society in Europe by forging strong partnerships with key stakeholders.

Note: All figures refer to fiscal year 2008, ended March 31, 2009; All figures were converted at the rate of 98 yen to the U.S. dollar, the approximate exchange rate on the Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market as of March 31, 2009.

For more information about the company, please visit http://www.hitachi.eu.

Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 400,000 employees worldwide. In fiscal 2008 (ended March 31, 2009) consolidated revenues totaled 10,000 billion yen (US$102.0 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials, logistics and financial services.

For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website: http://www.hitachi.com

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