News Release

April 9, 2012
Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd.

Hitachi Chemical continues to be selected for the FTSE4Good Index Series for Nine Consecutive Years

Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Tokyo; President and CEO: Kazuyuki Tanaka; paid-in capital 15.5 billion yen) has been selected as a constituent company in the FTSE4Good Index Series, one of the globally major SRI (socially responsible investment) indices, for nine consecutive years.

The FTSE4Good Index, launched by the FTSE Group, a co-venture by a British financial newspaper, The Financial Times, and the London Stock Exchange, is to recognize companies, which meet the global standard of environmental sustainability, developing positive relationships with stakeholders and upholding and supporting universal human rights, to include in its constituent. The index series provides the opportunity of investment to the global company fulfilling CSR (corporate social responsibility) and is considered to be one of the major SRI products indices.

Hitachi Chemical Group will continue to fulfill CSR to aim for sustainable development with society.

(Information) Major SRI indices that include Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd.

Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index
(SAM Group Holding AG., etc.)
Switzerland, etc. Since April 2009
FTSE4Good Global Index Series (FTSE Group) U.K. Since March 2004
Morningstar SRI Index (Morningstar Japan K.K.) Japan Since Sept. 2006