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November 1, 2019

Appointment of Mr. Bob Seidler AM, as Senior Executive,
APAC Regional Office (Australia)

Sydney, November 1, 2019 — Mr. Kojin Nakakita, Head of Hitachi’s Asia Pacific (APAC) region , today announced the appointment of Mr. Bob Seidler AM, as Senior Executive, APAC Regional Office (Australia), effective Friday, November 1, 2019.

Mr. Seidler AM has over forty years of experience as a lawyer and non-executive Director in both listed and unlisted companies. He has worked in a diverse range of industries including funds management, investment banking, hotel management as well as serving on Australian and Japanese government committees.

Mr. Seidler AM is a Board member of CIMIC Group Ltd and is the Vice President of the Australia Japan Business Cooperation Committee. Mr. Seidler AM has also been made a member of the Order of the Rising Sun by the Government of Japan.

Hitachi looks forward to working with Mr Seidler AM and benefit from his immense and diverse expertise in Australia and Japan.

Mr. Bob Seidler AM, Senior Executive, APAC Regional Office (Australia)

About Hitachi Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is focusing on Social Innovation Business combining its operational technology, information technology and products. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2018 (ended March 31, 2019) totalled 9,480.6 billion yen ($85.4 billion), and the company has approximately 296,000 employees worldwide. Hitachi delivers digital solutions utilizing Lumada in five sectors including Mobility, Smart Life, Industry, Energy and IT, to increase our customer’s social, environmental and economic value. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at