Sale of Hitachi’s HDD Business to WD to Close on March 8th

IRVINE, Calif. and TOKYO, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) and Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT / TSE:6501) today announced that having obtained all required regulatory approvals for WD’s acquisition of Viviti Technologies Ltd. (holding company of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies), they expect the acquisition to close on March 8, 2012. WD and Hitachi will provide more information upon closing of the transaction.

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