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                      News Release

                      February 4, 1999

                      HITACHI TO STRENGTHEN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS IN NORTH AMERICA

                      Hitachi Data Systems to become Focal Point for North American Corporate Information Solutions Business

                      TOKYO, Japan and SANTA CLARA, California, February 4, 1999--Adding substantial 
                      strength to its North American information systems business, Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT) 
                      today announced it has selected Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, Santa Clara, 
                      California, as the focal point for the comprehensive array of information solutions 
                      products and services it offers to corporate customers in North America.  As part of the 
                      new full solutions direction, the operations, products, and channels of Hitachi PC 
                      Corporation (USA), Inc. will be phased into Hitachi Data Systems with emphasis on PC 
                      servers.  Accordingly, over time, the Hitachi PC  name will be superceded by the Hitachi 
                      Data Systems designation.
                      
                      In making the announcement, Toshihiko Odaka, board director and group executive, 
                      Computer Products Group of Hitachi, Ltd., said, "The fusing of our information 
                      technology business in North America reflects the evolving nature of the marketplace and 
                      our desire to build greater critical mass in a broad range of information solutions for our 
                      customers in North America.  Looking to the future, Hitachi regards North America as an 
                      absolutely critical IT market, and as such, will focus on achieving a steady expansion of 
                      solution business there."
                      
                      Commenting on the reorganization, Yoshihiro Koshimizu, managing director and 
                      chairman of the executive committee of Hitachi Data Systems, said, "The direction 
                      announced today is a key milestone in Hitachi Data Systems' transition from a primarily 
                      high-end platform supplier, to a full-service, multi-platform corporate solutions provider.  
                      Because of the common parentage and existing cooperative marketing programs, this 
                      corporate integration not only promises further synergies, but also enhances and extends 
                      our reach into both the front office and back office of virtually any customer." 
                      
                      Yasuo Sekijima, president and CEO of Hitachi PC, noted, "Hitachi PC's vision of end-to-
                      end computing began last year with the server launch and a closer marketing relationship 
                      with Hitachi Data Systems.  This final step fulfills our vision, and allows our customers to 
                      leverage the strengths of both companies-the high-end systems and support expertise of 
                      Hitachi Data Systems and the products and established channels of Hitachi PC.  The 
                      resulting company will be better positioned to deliver critical computing systems to the 
                      corporate market."
                      
                      About Hitachi PC Corporation(USA)
                      
                      Hitachi PC Corporation (USA) is a leading developer of Mobilized Computing tools for 
                      businesses that provide global reach and universal access to information and resources any 
                      time, any place.  Hitachi PC designs, manufactures and markets personal computers, 
                      servers and other products and services that connect workers anywhere in the world to 
                      mission-critical information on private and public networks.  Backed by Hitachi quality, 
                      Hitachi PC is committed to customer satisfaction and provides outstanding, 24-by-7 
                      customer support and industry leading product warranties.  Headquartered in Milpitas, 
                      California, Hitachi PC employs about 90 people and is a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. and 
                      Hitachi America, Ltd.  Visit http://www.hitachipc.com for more information.
                      
                      About Hitachi Data Systems Corporation
                      
                      Hitachi Data Systems markets high-performance enterprise servers, storage systems, and 
                      professional services worldwide. Hitachi Data Systems meets its customers' computing 
                      needs with the broadest line of the highest performance S/390(R)-compatible servers in 
                      the world, including the HDS Skyline Series[tm] and the HDS Pilot Series,[tm] as well as 
                      the Hitachi Freedom Storage[tm] subsystems which provide multiplatform support across 
                      S/390, UNIX, and Windows NT environments.  Hitachi Data Systems is headquartered in 
                      Santa Clara, California, employs 2,300 people and operates in 30 countries worldwide. 
                      For on-line information about Hitachi Data Systems products and services, access 
                      http://www.hds.com on the World Wide Web.
                      
                      About Hitachi, Ltd.
                      
                      Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the world's leading global 
                      electronics companies, with fiscal 1997 (ending March 31, 1998) consolidated sales of 
                      8,417 billion yen ($63.8 billion*).  The company manufactures and markets a wide range 
                      of products, including computers, semiconductors, consumer products, and power and 
                      industrial equipment.  For more information on Hitachi, Ltd., please visit Hitachi's Web 
                      site at http://www.hitachi.co.jp.
                      *At an exchange rate of 132 yen to the dollar.
                      
                      HDS Skyline Series, HDS Pilot Series, and Freedom Storage are trademarks of Hitachi Data Systems 
                      Corporation.
                      S/390 is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation
                      UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries, licensed exclusively through 
                      X/Open Company Limited.
                      Windows NT is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
                      All other brand or product names are or may be trademarks of , and are used to identify, products or 
                      services of their owners. 
                      
                      Outline of Hitachi Data Systems Corporation
                      
                      Location:			Santa Clara, California
                      Founded:			May 1, 1989
                      Employees:			Approximately 2300
                      Capital:			240 million U.S. dollars 
                            			         Hitachi, Ltd.: 83.8% 
                        	  			 Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS): 16.2%
                          	  			 * EDS share will be acquired by Hitachi, Ltd. by 
                           				  April 21, 1999
                      Managing director and
                      chairman of the executive 
                      committee:			 Yoshihiro Koshimizu
                      
                      
                      Outline of Hitachi PC Corporation (USA)
                      
                      Location:			Milpitas, California
                      Founded:			July 26, 1995
                      Employees:			Approximately 90
                      Capital:			100 million U.S. dollars
                      President/CEO:		        Yasuo Sekijima
                      
                      
                      Contact:						
                      Emi Takase						Mark Lewis
                      Hitachi, Ltd.						Hitachi Data Systems Corporation
                      +81-3-3258-2055					        +1-408-970-4356
                      emi@cm.head.hitachi.co.jp				mark.lewis@hds.com
                      
                      Terry Kubo						Susan Zephir
                      Hitachi America, Ltd.					Hitachi PC Corporation
                      +1-650-244-7902					        +1-408-546-8223
                      tatsuya.kubo@hal.hitachi.com			        susan.zephir@hitachipc.com
                      
                      


                      WRITTEN BY Secretary's Office
                      All Rights Reserved, Copyright (C) 1999, Hitachi, Ltd.

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