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Hitachi Data Systems Furthers Strategy to Become the World’s Most Innovative Information Solutions Company

  Hitachi Data Systems Furthers Strategy to Become the World’s Most Innovative
  Information Solutions Company

              HDS Announces New Roles for Several Key Executives

  *CEO Jack Domme Appointed as Corporate Officer of Hitachi, Ltd.
  *New COO, Global Sales, APAC Sales and Global Verticals Positions Named
  *EVP and GM Randy DeMont Retiring After 12 Years and Many Successes at HDS

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- April 11, 2013

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi,
Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced new roles for several of its key executives.
These changes are consistent with the company’s evolution into an information
solutions company that helps customers innovate with information to make a
difference in the world. The new roles will help Hitachi Data Systems become
more competitive in its key markets, grow its solutions portfolio beyond IT
infrastructure, and aggressively expand its footprint in key vertical markets
including health and life sciences, energy, communications, media and
entertainment, and many more. The appointments will also help drive increased
alignment and globalization of HDS and Hitachi, Ltd.

Jack Domme Appointed as Corporate Officer of Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi Data Systems CEO Jack Domme will take on the added role of a corporate
officer for Hitachi, Ltd. As the first non-Japanese corporate officer, Jack
will have an expanded leadership role in further advancing the globalization
efforts of Hitachi. In his role as a corporate officer Jack will report
directly to Hitachi President Hiroaki Nakanishi, and will help expand the
Information & Telecommunication Systems Company’s (ITSC) platform business
globally. He will also accelerate the Social Innovation business of Hitachi
through the development of strategies that bridge Hitachi group companies.
This appointment underscores the strategic role and influence that HDS has
held for years within Hitachi.

Brian Householder Appointed as Chief Operating Officer

Additional HDS appointments include Brian Householder named to the newly
created position of chief operating officer (COO). In this position,
Householder will oversee the daily operation of Hitachi Data Systems with
direct, global responsibility for Sales, Service, Support, Marketing, Business
Development, Partner Development, IT and Logistics. He is a 10 year veteran of
HDS and, prior to his current role, he held multiple positions of increasing
responsibility in areas such as strategic planning, partner enablement,
acquisitions, and most recently, as executive vice president of Worldwide
Marketing, Business Development and Partners. Householder helped lead many key
initiatives at HDS, including the company strategy and direction, the BlueArc,
Shoden and Archivas acquisitions, as well as improvements to marketing and
partner enablement capabilities.

Michael Cremen Appointed as Executive Vice President, Global Sales

Michael Cremen has been named executive vice president, Global Sales. He
joined Hitachi Data Systems in 1993 as a business analyst, and over the years
he has established a solid record for building global teams and delivering
strong results from a progression of sales management roles at the country,
district, regional and global levels.

Randy DeMont Retiring

The executive vice president and general manager of Global Sales, Services and
Support, Randy DeMont, will be retiring. DeMont has been with HDS for 12
years, and has consistently delivered double-digit, year-on-year revenue
growth for the majority of his tenure as HDS outpaced the overall storage
market. DeMont was also instrumental in helping lead the transformation of HDS
into an information solutions company. During his tenure, DeMont played a key
role in expanding the company’s software and services businesses, which
together now account for nearly half of HDS overall revenue. DeMont also led
the sales team in developing a solutions oriented approach that enabled the
company to achieve significant growth in key vertical markets.

Kevin Eggleston Appointed as Senior Vice President, Global Verticals and
Integration

In his newly created role as senior vice president of Global Verticals and
Integration, Kevin Eggleston will be responsible for leading Hitachi Data
Systems efforts around big data, social innovation and vertical industries.
This includes driving business planning, defining solutions requirements and
coordinating R&D plans for the company’s key vertical markets including health
and life sciences, communications, media and entertainment, and oil and gas,
among others. In addition, he will serve as the company’s key interface with
Hitachi, Ltd. in identifying synergies and maximizing opportunities for
alignment to drive revenue growth and globalization.

Neville Vincent Appointed as Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific

Another key appointment within the sales team is Neville Vincent taking on the
role of senior vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific. He is
responsible for providing regional sales direction and leadership to drive
growth and expand the Hitachi Data Systems business and market share
throughout Asia Pacific. Most recently, Vincent served as vice president and
managing director of Hitachi Data Systems Australia, New Zealand and the
Pacific Islands, and managing director of Hitachi Data Systems Korea. Vincent
replaces Kevin Eggleston, who has led the sales, services and support
organization in APAC for the past 4 years.

“Today’s announcement marks a significant chapter in the progression of our
executive team and our evolution as a company,” said Jack Domme, CEO, Hitachi
Data Systems. “I am extremely grateful for all the contributions Randy DeMont
has made to our company and I wish him all the best in his retirement. He has
made an invaluable impact on our company that will always be remembered,
respected and highly regarded. I also want to congratulate Brian, Michael,
Kevin and Neville on their new roles, which will be pivotal in our efforts to
expand our portfolio of information solutions, aggressively pursue new market
opportunities and continue to work more closely with the Hitachi family of
companies.”

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About Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Data Systems provides information technologies, services and solutions
that help companies improve IT costs and agility, and innovate with
information to make a difference in the world. Our customers gain compelling
return on investment (ROI), unmatched return on assets (ROA), and demonstrable
business impact. With approximately 5,900 employees worldwide, Hitachi Data
Systems does business in more than 100 countries and regions. Our products,
services and solutions are trusted by the world's leading enterprises,
including more than 70% of the Fortune 100 and more than 80% of the Fortune
Global 100. Visit us at 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. Innovate With Information
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respective owners.

Contact:

Hitachi Data Systems
Ricky Gradwohl, 408-970-7097
ricky.gradwohl@hds.com
or
Lois Paul & Partners
Brandi Ellerbee, 512-638-5327
brandi_ellerbee@lpp.com
 
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