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  • 27 June 2013 13:22

Hitachi Data Systems Recognised As One of Australia’s Best Places to Work

BRW Top 50 Testament to Hitachi Data Systems Unique Workplace Culture and Values

Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced it has been recognised by prestigious Fairfax Magazine, Business Review Weekly (BRW), as one of Australia’s 50 best employers nationally. Hitachi Data Systems has been included in the BRW Best Places to Work 2013 for the second consecutive year, improving its ranking from 42nd in 2012 to 36th in 2013. Based on one of the world’s most comprehensive studies of workplace culture, the Great Place to Work® Institute, the annual BRW Best Places to Work list honours willpower and innovation to retain a loyal, happy and engaged workforce. Hitachi Data Systems secured its spot by implementing and maintaining high standards of employee support and enablement throughout its organisation, fostering integrity, social engagement and an ethical culture among its workforce.

“At Hitachi Data Systems, we believe that every company has a duty to contribute to the greater good. The BRW Best Places to Work 2013 catalogue is an important industry recognition; but first and foremost, it is a validation from our people who live and breathe the Hitachi Spirit values of trust, respect, integrity, and fairness every day,” said Neil Evans, vice president and country manager, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands, Hitachi Data Systems. “As we continue to grow our local business operations, it is more important than ever to nurture a positive culture in the workplace. Investment in people is one of our top priorities.”

With an attrition rate of only 8.7%, Hitachi Data Systems prides itself of a significantly higher retention than the industry average. Supporting a positive workplace culture with local initiatives for training and development, social activities and flexible work arrangements, Hitachi Data Systems introduced a community committee, fitness programs for staff, and culinary events celebrating ethnic diversity. The Australian entity is also modernising its offices around the country, fostering a culture of learning and collaboration with a contemporary open plan fit out.

Today’s announcement marks continued recognition for Hitachi Data Systems as an ethical company and best place to work over the years. For the third year in a row, the company was named by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2013 World’s Most Ethical Companies.

Hitachi Data Systems is also one of FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For”, and has been named to the top 10 best places to work in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past five years, as well as a best place to work in Greater China in 2013 and in Poland in 2012.

The BRW Best Places to Work 2013 edition will on sale Thursday 27th June, cover price $7.95.

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About Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Data Systems provides information technologies, services and solutions that help companies improve IT costs and agility, and innovate with information to make a difference in the world. Our customers gain compelling return on investment (ROI), unmatched return on assets (ROA), and demonstrable business impact. With approximately 6,000 employees worldwide, Hitachi Data Systems does business in more than 150 countries and regions. Our products, services and solutions are trusted by the world's leading enterprises, including more than 70% of the Fortune 100 and more than 80% of the Fortune Global 100. Visit us at www.HDS.com.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2012 (ended March 31, 2013) totaled 9,041 billion yen ($96.1 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional material & components, automotive systems and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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