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Hitachi Data Systems Receives Ethics Inside Certification From Ethisphere Institute

  Hitachi Data Systems Receives Ethics Inside Certification From Ethisphere
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   Recognition by Leading Ethics Think Tank Spotlights Hitachi Data Systems
              Commitment to Upholding Ethical Business Practices

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- January 15, 2013

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd.
(TSE: 6501), today announced that it has earned both the coveted Ethics
Inside™ Certification and the Anti-Corruption Program Verification from the
Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think tank dedicated to the
research and promotion of best practices in corporate ethics and compliance.

“It is an honor to be recognized with this distinction by Ethisphere,” said
David Karas, vice president, Ethics and Business Conduct, Hitachi Data
Systems. “At Hitachi Data Systems, the great task of delivering best-in-class
information solutions is built on the commitment of our people to our core
company values. Those values drive Hitachi Data Systems employees to be
accountable for their actions and to operate with the highest ethical
standards at every level of our organization. This latest recognition adds to
the naming of Hitachi Data Systems as one of the World’s Most Ethical
Companies by Ethisphere in 2011 and 2012. "

“Obtaining Ethics Inside Certification is a uniquely exhaustive process and is
accomplished by a select group of organizations that truly embrace the
important correlation between ethics and performance,” said Alex Brigham,
executive director, Ethisphere. “Ethisphere is pleased to recognize Hitachi
Data Systems as an Ethics Inside Certified organization and we applaud the
company for displaying ethical leadership within its industry and clearly
communicating to its various stakeholders that ethics plays a key role in its
culture and strategy.”

Ethisphere is the leading independent verifier of corporate ethics and
compliance programs. The organization awards Ethics Inside Certification
exclusively to companies and nonprofit organizations according to two
criteria. The first criterion is to implement adequate standards, systems and
programs to reasonably prevent compliance failures and ethical breakdowns. The
second criterion is to demonstrate a superior employee and leadership culture
that promotes ethical business practices.

Ethisphere’s Anti-Corruption Program Verification offers objective,
independent verification of a company’s anti-corruption program and
initiatives, including a comprehensive review of policies, procedures,
training, communication, controls and enforcement. Anti-Corruption Program
Verification can be earned only by companies that prove they have designed,
implemented, and enforced a robust, best-in-class anti-corruption program that
is capable ofreasonably detecting and preventing bribery and corruption.

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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 approximately 5,900
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.

© Hitachi Data Systems Corporation 2013. All rights reserved. HITACHI is a
trademark or registered trademark of Hitachi, Ltd. All other trademarks,
service marks, and company names are properties of their respective owners.

Contact:

Hitachi Data Systems
Stefani Finch, 408-499-7349
stefani.finch@hds.com
or
Lois Paul & Partners
Brandi Ellerbee, 512-638-5327
brandi_ellerbee@lpp.com
 
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