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Hitt og þetta 28. apríl 2006

Hugin Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG: Misc. matters: Hitachi Ltd.: Hitachi Lt

Ad-Hoc-Announcement pursuant to Section 15 Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz)

Frankfurt Stock Exchange has approved requested delisting today

Hitachi, Ltd., 6-6, Marunouchi 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8280 Japan

ISIN DE0008570441, WKN 857044

Listed: Amtlicher Markt (General Standard) Frankfurt am Main

The Frankfurt Stock Exchange has approved today the revocation of the admission of the shares of Hitachi, Ltd. represented by German Bearer Certificates to the Official Market (Amtlicher Markt), General Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange for which Hitachi, Ltd. had applied for. The delisting from the Frankfurt Stock Exchange will become effective on 28 July 2006.

The shares of the Company will remain admitted to trading on the Japanese stock exchanges Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Sapporo and on the New York Stock Exchange.

Contact:

Masanao Sato, Hitachi Europe Ltd., +44-1628-585379, masanao.sato@hitachi-eu.com

Hitachi Ltd., 6-6, Marunouchi 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8280 Japan