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Hitachi Promotes Senior Execs

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT) and the only provider of Services Oriented Storage Solutions, today announced the promotion of John Mansfield to senior vice president of Global Solutions Strategy and Development and Brian Householder to senior vice president of Business Development and Planning. Mr. Mansfield succeeds Jack Domme, who was recently appointed chief operating officer of Hitachi Data Systems. Mr. Mansfield and Mr. Householder will report directly to Mr. Domme and will join the Hitachi Data Systems Executive Committee.

Mr. Mansfield and Mr. Householder bring to their new roles a proven execution track record and a solid commitment to advancing our strategy for enabling a new paradigm for storage service delivery,” said Minoru Kosuge, CEO, Hitachi Data Systems. “Coupled with the recent executive management appointments, we have a very solid leadership team in place, with a synergistic focus on bringing unparalleled innovation to our storage solutions roadmap and expanding our customer footprints worldwide.”

As a key contributor to the success of the Global Solutions Strategy and Development Group, Mr. Mansfield has played an instrumental role in setting the requirements for the creation of next generation hardware, platform software, storage management software, and storage solutions and services that meet the specific needs of Hitachi Data Systems global customers.

As the newly appointed senior vice president of the Global Solutions Strategy and Development Group, Mr. Mansfield will lead the company’s unified product and services organization tasked with solutions strategy and development at Hitachi Data Systems. His responsibilities will encompass managing the design and product management of Hitachi’s hardware, software and services solutions portfolio, spearheading the technical operations and global product marketing organizations, and overseeing the company’s Technology Office and the Hitachi Data Systems Academy.

“With the recent introduction of the Hitachi Universal Storage Platform V and the Hitachi Content Archive Platform Version 2.0, we have reinforced our position as a true storage industry pioneer, delivering the first and only unified storage services platform capable of managing all types of data — file, object or block-based — across heterogeneous storage assets,” said John Mansfield, senior vice president, Global Solutions Strategy and Development, Hitachi Data Systems. “I look forward to leading our world-class Global Solutions Strategy and Development organization towards bringing to market world-class storage solutions which enable our customers to unlock measurable value out of their investments while at the same time, position us further ahead of the competition.”

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