News Release

April 16, 2013
Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd.

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

Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Tokyo; President and CEO: Kazuyuki Tanaka; paid-in capital 15.5 billion yen, hereinafter “Hitachi Chemical”) has been selected as a constituent company in the FTSE4Good Index Series, one of the world’s leading indices of companies demonstrating strong ESG performance. This is the tenth consecutive year that Hitachi Chemical has been included in this major index.

The FTSE4Good Index was launched in 2001 by the FTSE Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange. It recognizes companies which meet global standards of corporate responsibility including environmental sustainability, and upholding and supporting universal human rights. The index series provides the opportunity of investment in global companies fulfilling CSR (corporate social responsibility) criteria and is considered to be one of the major SRI indices.

The Hitachi Chemical Group continues to fulfill CSR to aim for sustainable development with society.

(Information) Major SRI indices that include Hitachi Chemical

Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (ROBECO SAM Group) 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