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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Hitachi Conclude Definitive Agre


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Hitachi Conclude Definitive Agreement on Business Integration in the Thermal Power Generation Systems Field

Tokyo, June 11, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (TSE: 7011, "MHI") and Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, "Hitachi") today announced that they have signed a basic integration agreement and a joint venture agreement in relation to the business integration centered on the thermal power generation systems.

As announced on November 29, 2012 in a press release titled "Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Hitachi Reach a Basic Agreement on Business Integration in the Thermal Power Generation Systems Field," (the "Announcement on November 29, 2012"), MHI and Hitachi, on November 29, 2012, agreed to transfer their respective operations centered on the thermal power generation systems (the "Integrated Business") by way of company split and other method to an integrated company, of which equity interest of MHI and Hitachi will be 65% and 35%, respectively (the "Integrated Company"), effective on January 1, 2014 (the "Business Integration") and signed a basic agreement on the same day (the "Basic Agreement").

Today, in accordance with the Basic Agreement, the two companies have signed the Definitive Agreements, specifying the terms and conditions related to the Business Integration obtaining approvals of both companies' boards of directors. The details of Definitive Agreements are outlined below. Preparatory company for the integrated company (the "Preparatory Company") is planned to be established in due course, and the details of the Business Integration will be specified in a company split agreement to be concluded among MHI, Hitachi and the Preparatory Company around the end of July 2013.

For the full document, please see http://www.mhi.co.jp/en/news/story/pdf/130611en.pdf.

About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the world's leading heavy machinery manufacturers, with consolidated sales of 2,820.9 billion for the year ended March 31, 2012. MHI's diverse lineup of products and services encompasses shipbuilding, power plants, chemical plants, environmental equipment, steel structures, industrial and general machinery, aircraft, space rocketry and air-conditioning systems. For more information, please visit the MHI website at www.mhi.co.jp.

About Hitachi

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 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/.

Contact:

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Hideo Ikuno h.ikuno@daiya-pr.co.jp Tel: +81-3-6716-5277

Hitachi Ltd Corporate Communications Tel: +81-3-3258-1111

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