Hitachi Data Systems Named as One of Best Places to Work in the San Francisco Bay Area for the Fourth Consecutive Year

Bay Area News Group Ranks HDS Sixth Among Top Large Company Workplaces

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — June 21, 2012 — Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., (TSE: 6501), today announced that for the fourth consecutive year it has been named among the top workplaces in the San Francisco Bay Area. The ranking is 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 is ranked sixth on the 2012 list in the Large Companies category.

“To be named as one of the Bay Area’s best places to work is a reflection of our strong commitment to our employees and our unique culture at HDS. We believe these values are the foundation of our business,” said Nancy Long, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Hitachi Data Systems. “This award is the latest in a series of ‘Top Workplace’ accolades that HDS has won based upon direct feedback from our employees around the globe. These awards demonstrate our employees’ ongoing recognition of the company’s strong values, global and career growth opportunities, ethics and confidence in HDS executive leadership. We are honored to be recognized.”

The ranking was published in the San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, and San Mateo County Times. It is 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.

Along with the Bay Area Best Places to Work recognition, in 2012 Hitachi Data Systems was also named one of FORTUNE Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For and one of the 40 Best Companies for Leaders by Chief Executive Magazine. The company was also recently included as one of Ethisphere’s 2012 World’s Most Ethical Companies, marking the second consecutive year HDS has been named to the prestigious list. The award features organizations that show leadership in promoting ethical business standards.

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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 5,700 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. (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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