News release

Date: 13th October 2010

Hitachi Consulting UK Honoured With Three Awards at UK Oracle User Group Partner of the Year Ceremony

Recognition by Oracle Users for Outsourcing, Business Intelligence and Transport & Logistics

London, UK - 13 October 2010 - Hitachi Consulting UK received three awards at last night’s 2010/2011 UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) Partner Awards event in London, including UKOUG Managed Services (Outsourcing and Operations) Partner of the Year Award, UKOUG Services Transport & Logistics Partner of the Year Award, and UKOUG Business Intelligence Partner of the Year Award.

As the UKOUG’s most prestigious award ceremony, the winners are selected by Oracle users and provide recognition to Oracle Partners for their contributions made through delivering services to users of Oracle technology. By voting for their preferred Partners, the awards recognise and reward experiential, efficient and engaged Oracle Partners in the UK.

“We’re delighted to be recognised and honoured for our work by users in three of our strongest areas of expertise – Outsourcing, Business Intelligence and Transport & Logistics,” said David Kilpatrick, Managing Vice President for Hitachi Consulting UK. “These awards are a testament to the strength of our commitment to our alliance with Oracle, and look forward to continuing our successful relationship and our commitment for delivering excellence in strategy, people, process and technology solutions.”

Hitachi Consulting UK is the alliance partner of choice to some of the UK’s largest Oracle users and some of the most complex IT environments, including Eurostar, Virgin Mobile, Dalkia and Newham College. Further information about the 2001/2011 UKOUG Partner of the Year Award winners can be found at http://pya10.ukoug.org/default.asp?p=6016

About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2009 (ended March 31, 2010) consolidated revenues totaled 8,968 billion yen ($96.4 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.

About Hitachi Europe Ltd.
Hitachi Europe Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., Japan. Headquartered in Maidenhead, UK, it has operations in 11 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa and employs approximately 460 people.

Hitachi Europe comprises of nine business areas: air conditioning and refrigeration systems; digital media and consumer products; display products; industrial components and equipment; manufacturing systems; information systems; power and industrial systems; power devices and procurement and sourcing. Hitachi Europe also has three Research and Development laboratories and a Design Centre. For more information about the company, please visit http://www.hitachi.eu.

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For further information, please contact:
Vanessa Land
Devonshire Marketing
Tel: 0870 242 7469
Email: vanessa[at]devonshiremarketing[dot]com

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