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Hitachi High-Technologies GLOBAL

1. Basic Policy

Based on its corporate vision of becoming a global leader in high-tech solutions, Hitachi High-Technologies seeks to maintain the trust of all its stakeholders, including shareholders and other investors, customers, business partners, employees and local communities’ by disclosing information in a fair and highly transparent manner.

2. Information Disclosure Standards

Hitachi High-Technologies provides fair and highly transparent information disclosure in a timely and appropriate manner, in compliance with laws and/or the timely disclosure rules of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The Company discloses not only information required by laws and/or the timely disclosure rules of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, but also information it regards as useful in deepening stakeholder understanding of its management policy and business activities. This information includes financial information such as the Company’s financial position and operating results, as well as non-financial information related to its management strategies and challenges, risk management, and corporate governance.

3. Disclosure Methods

Hitachi High-Technologies uses the Timely Disclosure Network (TDnet) provided by the Tokyo Stock Exchange to disclose information required by the timely disclosure rules of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. After information has been disclosed on TDnet, it is posted immediately on the Company website. The Company also discloses information not required by the timely disclosure rules, by distributing news releases, posting information on its website, and conducting other disclosure activities in an appropriate, precise and timely manner.

4. Quiet Period

Hitachi High-Technologies stipulates a quiet period of a certain length prior to earnings announcements to prevent information leaks and to maintain disclosure fairness. During this period, the Company refrains from answering inquiries about business performance and related matters.

5. Forward-Looking Statements

In its disclosures, Hitachi High-Technologies may make statements that constitute forward-looking statements that reflect management’s views with respect to certain future events and financial performance at the time of disclosure and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Such statements are based on information available at the time of disclosure and are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Certain forward-looking statements are based upon assumptions of future events that may not prove to be accurate. Hitachi High-Technologies discloses the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or implied in forward-looking statements.

* Please refer to Risk Factors for factors that could have an impact on business performance.