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September 21, 2017

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) Wins Hitachi Transformation Award at NEXT 2017

Criteria based on data innovation, improved experience, and IoT enablement

Las Vegas, NV - September 21, 2017 - Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) today announced winning the Hitachi Transformation Award at Hitachi’s first annual user conference, NEXT 2017, the premier event for the digital revolution. This first annual award recognizes leading companies that are transforming their businesses in new and innovative ways, with the support of Hitachi group solutions. MLA was selected among five finalists who exhibited substantial benefits they have achieved through accelerating business transformation, improving user experience, innovating with data and enabling the internet of things (IoT).

MLA wins Hitachi Transformation Award

MLA is proud to receive the Hitachi Transformation Award. Hitachi Vantara and Hitachi Consulting not only deliver on the promise of total user experience transformation, but also continue to recognize positive outcomes of their customers as a success for the partnership.

“Hitachi’s sensor-driven data collection and process analytics will assist Australia’s red meat industry to identify their own processes and pain points along the whole value chain to better manage, measure and improve supply chain operations as far as on-farm operations and down to individual animals”, remarked Sean Starling, general manager, research, development & innovation, MLA.

“We’re delighted to present Meat & Livestock Australia with the first Hitachi Transformation Award in recognition of the substantial benefits they have achieved through accelerating business transformation. Through data analytics and driving IoT- led decision-making, MLA is helping foster the productivity and profitability of the Australian red meat and livestock industry,” said Brian Householder, president and chief operating officer, Hitachi Vantara.

About MLA:

Meat & Livestock Australia Limited (MLA) delivers marketing and research and development services for Australia's cattle, sheep and goat producers, creating opportunities from their combined investments to build demand and productivity across the supply chain. Most of MLA's funding comes from transaction levies placed on the sale of livestock, with the Australian Government providing matched funding for levy investment in most R&D.

About Hitachi Vantara

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., helps data-driven leaders find and use the value in their data to innovate intelligently and reach outcomes that matter for business and society. We combine technology, intellectual property and industry knowledge to deliver data-managing solutions that help enterprises improve their customers’ experiences, develop new revenue streams, and lower the costs of business. Only Hitachi Vantara elevates your innovation advantage by combining deep information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and domain expertise. We work with organizations everywhere to drive data to meaningful outcomes. Visit us at www.HitachiVantara.com.

About Hitachi Consulting

Hitachi Consulting is the global solutions and professional services organization within Hitachi Ltd., a global innovation leader in industrial and information technology solutions and an early pioneer of the Internet of Things. Hitachi Consulting is a business integrator for the IoT era and a catalyst for digital transformation. Using our deep domain knowledge, we collaborate with clients to help them innovate faster, maximize operational efficiency and realize measurable, sustainable business and societal value. As a consulting-led solutions company, we can help you leverage data as a strategic asset to drive competitive differentiation, customer loyalty and growth. Visit http://www.hitachiconsulting.com.

About Hitachi Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2016 (ended March 31, 2017) totaled 9,162.2 billion yen ($81.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 304,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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