Hitachi Data Systems Ranked among Best Places to Work

Bay Area News Group Ranks HDS Third among Top Workplaces; Makes List for Third Consecutive Year

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — June 21, 2011 — Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT), today announced that for the third consecutive year, it has been named among the top ten best places to work in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to a list published by the Bay Area News Group, publisher of the San Jose Mercury News and other leading news sites and publications. Hitachi Data Systems was ranked third out of 1,200 company entries.

“Our recognition as one the Bay Area’s best places to work reflects an ongoing commitment to our employees, who are the foundation of our business and the reason why we are the market leader,” said Nancy Long, senior vice president and chief human resources officer, Hitachi Data Systems. “It’s well known that happy employees are more productive and perform better, which directly improves our business and our customers’ business. We’re honored our employees are more proud than ever to be a part of Hitachi Data Systems, and we will do our best to continue to earn their confidence as well as that of the communities that make our success possible.”

The ranking was published in the San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, and San Mateo County Times. Among the 1,200 entries, 65 companies earned a place in the Top Workplaces rankings.

The ranking was based on a confidential survey of employees at different workplaces in the San Francisco Bay Area. The survey covered topics such as company leadership, values, communications, training and development, compensation, and working conditions and culture. Some of the areas that Hitachi Data Systems employees were most satisfied with include the company’s values-oriented culture, the global and career opportunities, personal and technical development, excellent health and life benefits, a state-of-the-art gym and tools for work-life balance.

The company also received a special award based on employee feedback, recognizing Hitachi Data Systems senior management for their business-oriented vision and focus on sharing the company’s successes and rewards with employees.

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About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems provides best-in-class information technologies, services and solutions that deliver compelling customer ROI, unmatched return on assets (ROA) and demonstrable business impact. With a vision that IT must be virtualized, automated, cloud-ready and sustainable, Hitachi Data Systems offers solutions that improve IT costs and agility. With more than 4,700 employees worldwide, Hitachi Data Systems does business in more than 100 countries and regions. Hitachi Data Systems products, services and solutions are trusted by the world’s leading enterprises, including more than 70 percent of the Fortune 100 and more than 80 percent of the Fortune Global 100. Hitachi Data Systems believes that data drives our world – and information is the new currency. To learn more, visit: http://www.hds.com.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2010 (ended March 31, 2011) consolidated revenues totaled 9,315 billion yen ($112.2 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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