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Note:This document has been translated from the Japanese original for reference purposes only.In the event of any discrepancy between this translated document and the Japanese original, the original shall prevail.The Company assumes no responsibility for this translation or for direct, indirect or any other forms of damages arising fromthe translation.(Securities code: 5486)June 8, 2020To our shareholders:Hitachi Metals, Ltd.2-70, Konan 1-chome, Minato-ku, TokyoNotice of the 83rd Ordinary General Meeting of ShareholdersNotice is hereby given that the 83rd Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of Hitachi Metals, Ltd. (the“Company”) will be held as follows:This year, to avoid the risk of shareholders and the Company’s officers and employees becoming infected with thenovel coronavirus (COVID-19), we strongly request that you exercise your voting rights in advance in writingor via the Internet and refrain from attending on the day of the General Meeting of Shareholders. Pleasereview the attached Reference Document for the General Meeting of Shareholders, and exercise your voting rightsno later than 5:30 p.m. (the end of business hours), Monday, June 22, 2020.1. Date and time:2. Venue:3. Agenda:Matters to be reported:Matters to be resolved Proposal Item:DetailsTuesday, June 23, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. (JST) (Reception opens at 9:00 a.m.)Conference Room at the Head Office of the Company (24F, Shinagawa SeasonTerrace), 2-70, Konan 1-chome, Minato-ku, TokyoReport on Business Report, Non-Consolidated Financial Statements andConsolidated Financial Statements for the 83rd business term (from April 1, 2019 toMarch 31, 2020) and the results of the audit on the Consolidated FinancialStatements by the Accounting Auditor and the Audit CommitteeElection of Six (6) Directors Matters regarding exercising voting rights (1) If you do not indicate your vote of approval or disapproval for all Items when using the voting form, wewill consider that you have accepted any Item on which you did not vote.(2) If you exercise your voting rights by both using the voting form and via the Internet, your vote receivedvia the Internet will be treated as valid.(3) If you exercise your voting rights via the Internet more than once on the same Item, your vote received lastwill be treated as valid.(4) You may ask one person, who is a shareholder entitled to exercise the voting rights of the Company, toattend the General Meeting of Shareholders and exercise your voting rights on behalf of you. In this case,we will require the person to submit a document to prove his/her right of proxy.Very truly yours,Shinichiro OmoriBoard Director, Chairperson1

Of the documents to be provided with this notice, “Summary of Resolutions of the Board of Directors on Establishing Systems, etc., toEnsure Appropriate Operations (Internal Control System) and the Implementation Status of the Systems” in the Business Report,“Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity” and “Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements” in the Consolidated FinancialStatements, and “Non-Consolidated Statement of Changes in Net Assets” and “Notes to Non-Consolidated Financial Statements” in theNon-Consolidated Financial Statements are not provided in this notice because they have been provided to shareholders through postingson the Company’s website ), pursuant to applicable laws and regulations, and theprovision of the Articles of Incorporation of the Company. Therefore, the Business Report, the Consolidated Financial Statements, andthe Non-Consolidated Financial Statements attached to this notice are a portion of the financial statements audited by the AccountingAuditor and the Audit Committee in the course of the preparation of their audit reports. Please note that any changes in the items described in Reference Document for the General Meeting of Shareholders, Business Report,Consolidated Financial Statements, and Non-Consolidated Financial Statements will be posted on our website (see above).2

Procedures for Exercising Voting RightsThere are three ways to exercise your voting rights as follows. However, the Company strongly requests thatyou exercise your voting rights in advance in writing or via the Internet and refrain from attending on the dayof the General Meeting of Shareholders.Attending the Ordinary General Meeting of ShareholdersPlease submit the enclosed voting form at the reception of the meeting (no seal is necessary).Date and Time: Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. (JST) (Reception opens at 9:00 a.m.)Venue: Conference Room at the Head Office of the Company (24F, Shinagawa Season Terrace), 2-70, Konan1-chome, Minato-ku, TokyoExercising Voting Rights by Form (Enclosed Voting Form)Please indicate on the enclosed voting form whether you approve or disapprove of each Item, and return the completedform to us so that it arrives by the following exercise due date (no seal is necessary).Exercise due date: to be received by 5:30 p.m. (the end of business hours) on Monday, June 22, 2020 (JST)Exercising Voting Rights via the InternetPlease access the voting website (https://www.tosyodai54.net) using your PC, smartphone, or mobile phone, enter the“Voting Exercise Code” and the “Password” shown on the enclosed voting form, and then, enter your approval ordisapproval by following the guidance on the screen. Please complete the exercise of your voting rights by thefollowing exercise due date (for more details, please read the next page).Exercise due date: to be received by 5:30 p.m. (the end of business hours) on Monday, June 22, 2020 (JST)3

How to Use the Voting Website1.Access the voting websiteAccess the following URL and click the “Next” button.Voting Websitehttps://www.tosyodai54.net2.Login to the voting websiteEnter the “Voting Exercise Code” shown on the enclosed voting form and click the “Login” button.3.Enter the passwordEnter the “Password” shown on the enclosed voting form and click the “Next” button.Please enter your approval or disapproval by following the guidance on the screen* Please note that each shareholder is required to bear the costs for accessing the voting website (e.g., telephone chargesand Internet access fees).* Exercising voting rights via the Internet may be not available depending on the model of your smartphone or mobilephone.ContactFor inquiries, please contact:Tokyo Securities Transfer Agent Co., Ltd.Phone: 0120-88-0768 (toll free, telephone number within Japan) available 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.,seven days per weekTo InstitutionalInvestorsInstitutional investors who have applied for the use of the “ICJ platform” for electronicvoting exercise operated by ICJ, Inc. (ICJ) can exercise their voting rights via theplatform. ICJ is a joint venture company established by Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.and other institutions.4

Reference Document for the General Meeting of ShareholdersItem:Election of Six (6) DirectorsThe term of office of all Directors will expire at the conclusion of this Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders;therefore, the Company proposes the election of six (6) Directors. The following are the six (6) candidates for theDirectors determined by the Nominating Committee.(Five male (5) Directors and one (1) female Director)CandidateNo.NamePosition and Areas of Responsibilitiesat the CompanyAttributesKenichi NishiieRe-appointedDirector (Chairperson of the AuditCommittee)2Makoto UenoyamaRe-appointedOutsideIndependentDirector (member of the NominatingCommittee, Deputy Chairperson of the AuditCommittee, and member of theCompensation Committee)3Toshiko OkaRe-appointedOutsideIndependentDirector (member of the NominatingCommittee, the Audit Committee and theCompensation Committee)4Koichi FukuoRe-appointedOutsideIndependentDirector (member of the NominatingCommittee, the Audit Committee and theCompensation Committee)15Mitsuaki NishiyamaRepresentative Executive Officer,Chairperson, President and Chief ExecutiveOfficer;General Manager, Advanced Metals DivisionNewly appointedOverall Management and Overall Operations6Mamoru MoritaNewly appointed-Newly appointed: A candidate who is newly appointed as DirectorRe-appointed: A candidate who is re-appointed as DirectorOutside: A candidate who is appointed as Outside DirectorIndependent: A candidate for Director who satisfies the Independence Criteria (page 13) determined by the Company andregistered as Independent Director with the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.5

1Kenichi Nishiie(August 18, 1956)Re-appointedNumber of years serving as Director: 1Number of the Company’s shares held: 4,800Brief Biography and Significant Concurrent Positions Outside the Company4/1979Joined Hitachi Metals, Ltd.4/2012General Manager of Internal Auditing Office4/2013Deputy General Manager of Magnetic Materials Company and General Managerof Planning Dept.4/2015Representative Executive Officer, General Manager of Procurement Center andCorporate Export Regulation Office1/2016Representative Executive Officer, General Manager of Human Resources &General Administration Division, Procurement & Value Engineering forCustomers Division and Corporate Export Regulation Office4/2016Vice President and Executive Officer, General Manager of Human Resources &General Administration Division and Procurement & Value Engineering forCustomers Division4/2017Representative Executive Officer, Senior Vice President and Executive Officerand General Manager of Corporate Management Planning Division4/2018Representative Executive Officer, Senior Vice President and Executive Officerand General Manager of Corporate Management Planning Division and GroupCompany Auditing Office (retired from the position in March 2019)6/2019Director (current position)Meeting Attendance:Board of Directors: 12/12 meetingsAudit Committee: 10/10 meetingsPosition and Areas of Responsibilities at the CompanyDirector (Chairperson of the Audit Committee)Reasons for appointment as a candidate for DirectorThe Company determined that Mr. Kenichi Nishiie will contribute to the strengthening of the decision-making and monitoringfunctions of the Board of Directors and enhancing their effectiveness as a board member, by leveraging his abundant experience andin-depth knowledge in finance, accounting and other areas obtained as General Manager of Audit Division, the head of Procurement,Human Resources & General Administration Division, and Corporate Management Planning Division of the Company, as well as histhorough knowledge in the Group’s operations; therefore, the Company appointed him as a candidate for Director.6

2Makoto Uenoyama(February 14, 1953)Re-appointedOutsideIndependentNumber of years serving as Outside Director: 1Number of the Company’s shares held: 300Brief Biography and Significant Concurrent Positions Outside the Company4/1975Joined Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (current name: PanasonicCorporation)4/2006Executive Officer of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (in charge ofAccounting)6/2007Director of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (in charge of Accounting andFinance)4/2010Managing Director of Panasonic Corporation (in charge of Accounting andFinance)6/2012Managing Executive Officer of Panasonic Corporation (retired from the position Board of Directors: 12/12 meetingsin March 2013)Nominating Committee: 5/5 meetings4/2013Corporate Adviser of Panasonic Corporation (retired from the position in March2015)6/2013Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of SOHGO SECURITYSERVICES CO., LTD. (Standing Audit & Supervisory Board Member until June2017) (current position)6/2019Outside Director of Hitachi Metals, Ltd. (current position)Meeting Attendance:Audit Committee: 10/10 meetingsCompensation Committee: 4/4 meetingsPosition and Areas of Responsibilities at the CompanyDirector (member of the Nominating Committee, Deputy Chairperson of the Audit Committee, and member of the CompensationCommittee)Reasons for appointment as a candidate for Outside DirectorThe Company determined that Mr. Makoto Uenoyama will contribute to the management of the Company as well as the strengtheningof the decision-making and monitoring functions of the Board of Directors and enhancing their effectiveness, by reflecting hisabundant experience and in-depth knowledge in finance and accounting areas obtained through his experience in the finance andaccounting operations of Panasonic Corporation over the years as well as the experience as Director in charge of accounting andfinance, from a more objective standpoint as Outside Director; therefore, the Company appointed him as a candidate for OutsideDirector.7

3Toshiko Oka(March 7, 1964)Re-appointedOutsideIndependentNumber of years serving as Outside Director: 4Number of the Company’s shares held: 5,700Brief Biography and Significant Concurrent Positions Outside the Company4/1986Joined Tohmatsu Touche Ross Consulting Co., Ltd. (current name: ABeamConsulting Ltd.)7/2000Joined Asahi Arthur Andersen Ltd.9/2002Principal of Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting Co., Ltd. (current name: ABeamConsulting Ltd.) (retired from the position in August 2012)4/2005President and Representative Director of ABeam M&A Consulting Ltd. (ChiefExecutive Officer of the company later reorganized and renamed asPricewaterhouseCoopers Deals Advisory LLC) (retired from the position inMarch 2016)Meeting Attendance:Board of Directors: 15/15 meetings6/2008Outside Director of Netyear Group Corporation (retired from the position inJune 2016)Nominating Committee: 7/7 meetings6/2014Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Astellas Pharma Inc. (retiredfrom the position in June 2018)Compensation Committee: 5/5 meetings6/2015Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of HAPPINET CORPORATION(Outside Director since June 2019 (current position))4/2016Partner of PwC Advisory LLC (retired from the position in June 2016)6/2016CEO of Oka & Company Ltd. (current position)Audit Committee: 13/13 meetingsOutside Director of Hitachi Metals, Ltd. (current position)Outside Director of Mitsubishi Corporation (current position) (scheduled toretire from the position in June 2020)6/2018Outside Director of Sony Corporation (current position)Position and Areas of Responsibilities at the CompanyDirector (member of the Nominating Committee, the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee)Reasons for appointment as a candidate for Outside DirectorThe Company determined that Ms. Toshiko Oka will contribute to the management of the Company as well as the strengthening of thedecision-making and monitoring functions of the Board of Directors and enhancing their effectiveness, by reflecting her abundantexperience and in-depth knowledge in corporate management and accounting and finance areas obtained through her consultingexperience in M&A and the creation of management strategies over the years, as well as her experience as a corporate manager of aconsulting firm and as an outside director of several companies, from a more objective standpoint as Outside Director; therefore, theCompany appointed her as a candidate for Outside Director.8

4Koichi Fukuo(April 17, 1955)Re-appointedOutsideIndependentNumber of years serving as Outside Director: 1Number of the Company’s shares held: 300Brief Biography and Significant Concurrent Positions Outside the Company4/1978Joined Honda Motor Co., Ltd.6/2005Operating Officer of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (In charge of quality andcertification)6/2010Managing Officer of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.4/2014Senior Managing Officer of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.11/2014 Executive Vice President and Director of Honda R&D Co., Ltd.4/2015President and Representative Director of Honda R&D Co., Ltd. (retired from the Meeting Attendance:position in March 2016)Board of Directors: 12/12 meetings6/2015Senior Managing Officer and Director of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (retired fromthe position in June 2016)Nominating Committee: 5/5 meetings6/2018Outside Director of Seven Bank, Ltd. (current position)Compensation Committee: 4/4 meetings6/2019Outside Director of Hitachi Metals, Ltd. (current position)Audit Committee: 10/10 meetingsPosition and Areas of Responsibilities at the CompanyDirector (member of the Nominating Committee, the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee)Reasons for appointment as a candidate for Outside DirectorThe Company determined that Mr. Koichi Fukuo will contribute to the management of the Company as well as the strengthening ofthe decision-making and monitoring functions of the Board of Directors and enhancing their effectiveness, by reflecting his abundantexperience and in-depth knowledge in the automobile industry, to which our products are mainly supplied, obtained as the head ofquality and certification of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and as a corporate manager of the company and its group companies, from a moreobjective standpoint as Outside Director; therefore, the Company appointed him as a candidate for Outside Director.9

5Mitsuaki Nishiyama(September 25, 1956)Newly appointedNumber of years serving as Director: Number of the Company’s shares held: 3,400Brief Biography and Significant Concurrent Positions Outside the Company4/1979Joined Hitachi, Ltd.4/2008General Manager of Finance Department I of Hitachi, Ltd.4/2011Executive Officer and CFO of Hitachi Cable, Ltd.6/2012Executive Officer, CFO, and Director of Hitachi Cable, Ltd.4/2013Vice President and Executive Officer, CFO, CPO, and Director of Hitachi Cable,Ltd. (retired from the position in June 2013)7/2013Vice President and Managing Officer, President of Cable Materials Company,and Deputy General Manager of Corporate Export Regulation Office of HitachiMetals, Ltd.4/2014Vice President and Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and GeneralManager of Finance Center, Human Resources & General Administration Centerand Information Systems Center (retired from the position in March 2015)4/2015Vice President and Executive Officer of Hitachi, Ltd.6/2015Outside Director of Hitachi Transport System, Ltd. (retired from the position inJune 2016)4/2016Representative Executive Officer, Senior Vice President and Executive Officer,and CFO of Hitachi, Ltd. (retired from the position in March 2020)4/2020Representative Executive Officer, Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer ofHitachi Metals, Ltd.6/2020Representative Executive Officer, Chairperson, President and Chief ExecutiveOfficer and General Manager of Advanced Metals Division (current position)Meeting Attendance:Board of Directors: -Position and Areas of Responsibilities at the CompanyRepresentative Executive Officer, Chairperson, President and Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Advanced MetalsDivisionOverall Management and Overall OperationsReasons for appointment as a candidate for DirectorThe Company determined that Mr. Mitsuaki Nishiyama will contribute to the strengthening of the decision-making function of theBoard of Directors and enhancing its effectiveness as a board member, by having him share information of business executiondivisions with the Board of Directors and by leveraging his abundant experience and in-depth knowledge obtained as head ofaccounting division at Hitachi Ltd., as head of finance division and the Cable Materials business at the Company, and at the helm ofexecutive management of the Company as Chairperson from April 2020 and Chairperson and President from June 2020; therefore, theCompany appointed him as a candidate for Director.10

Mamoru Morita6(April 12, 1959)Newly appointedNumber of years serving as Director: Number of the Company’s shares held: -Brief Biography and Significant Concurrent Positions Outside the Company4/1983Joined Hitachi, Ltd.4/2013Board Director of Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd. (currentposition)4/2015General Manager of Strategy Planning Division of Hitachi, Ltd.Director of Hitachi Asia Ltd. (retired from the position in March 2018)4/2016Vice President and Executive Officer of Hitachi, Ltd.Director of Hitachi Research Institute (current position)4/2019Board Director of Hitachi Industrial Products, Ltd. (retired from the position inMarch 2020)6/2019Director of Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd. (current position)4/2020Meeting Attendance:Board of Directors: -Senior Vice President and Executive Officer of Hitachi, Ltd. (current position)Director of Hitachi Global Life Solutions, Inc. (current position)Position and Areas of Responsibilities at the CompanyReasons for appointment as a candidate for DirectorThe Company determined that Mr. Mamoru Morita will contribute to the strengthening of the decision-making and monitoringfunctions of the Board of Directors and enhancing their effectiveness, by having his abundant experience obtained as an executivemanager at Hitachi Ltd. and its group companies and his in-depth knowledge related to management strategy reflected in themanagement of the Company; therefore, the Company appointed him as a candidate for Director.(Notes)1.The Company has no specific conflict of interest with each candidate.2.The Company has concluded agreements with Mr. Makoto Uenoyama, Ms. Toshiko Oka, Mr. Koichi Fukuo, and Mr. KenichiNishiie to limit their liabilities for damages as stipulated in Article 423, Paragraph 1 of the Companies Act, which is requiredpursuant to the provisions of Article 427, Paragraph 1 of the Companies Act as well as the provisions of Article 24 of the Articlesof Incorporation. The Company will continue these agreements if each candidate is elected as Director at this Ordinary GeneralMeeting of Shareholders. The maximum amount of liabilities for damages under the agreements is 12 million or the amountstipulated by laws and regulations, whichever is higher. If Mr. Mamoru Morita is elected as Director, the Company will concludethe same agreement with him.3.The candidates for Directors are serving or have served during the past five years at Hitachi, Ltd., the parent company of theCompany, or its subsidiaries (excluding the Company), as executing persons assuming the following positions and duties otherthan those stated in the above Brief Biography:(1) Mitsuaki Nishiyama 4/2015-3/2016Vice President and Executive Officer of Hitachi, Ltd. (General Manager of Finance Group andProject Leader of Administrative Operations Transformation Project, Smart TransformationProject Initiatives Division) 4/2016-3/2017Representative Executive Officer, Senior Vice President and Executive Officer of Hitachi, Ltd.(CFO, General Manager of Finance Group, and Project Leader of Administrative OperationsTransformation Project, Smart Transformation Project Initiatives Division) 4/2017-3/2018Representative Executive Officer, Vice President and Executive Officer of Hitachi, Ltd. (CFO,General Manager of Finance Group, and Project Leader of Administrative OperationsTransformation Project, Smart Transformation Project Initiatives Division) 4/2018-3/2020Representative Executive Officer, Senior Vice President and Executive Officer of Hitachi, Ltd.(CFO and General Manager of Finance Group)* CFO: Chief Financial Officer11

(2) Mamoru Morita 4/2017-3/2018Vice President and Executive Officer of Hitachi, Ltd. (General Manager of Strategy PlanningDivision, and Deputy General Manager of Investment Strategy Division and Future InvestmentDivision) 4/2018-3/2020Vice President and Executive Officer of Hitachi, Ltd. (General Manager of Strategy PlanningDivision, Deputy General Manager of Investment Strategy Division, General Manager ofBusiness Development Office, Investment Strategy Division, and Deputy General Manager ofFuture Investment Division) 4/2020-CurrentSenior Vice President and Executive Officer of Hitachi, Ltd. (CSO and General Manager ofStrategy Planning Division, Future Investment Division, and Business Development Office,Strategy Planning Division)* CSO: Chief Strategy Officer4.In April 2020, during the terms of office of Mr. Makoto Uenoyama, Ms. Toshiko Oka, and Mr. Koichi Fukuo, the Companyannounced the discovery of misrepresentation of test results in the inspection reports submitted to customers of certainproducts of the Company and its subsidiaries. The three directors were not aware of this matter until it was brought to light;however, prior to this they had spoken out from the perspective of compliance at Board of Directors and Audit Committeemeetings, and after the matter was discovered, they made proposals for investigating the facts, studying the cause, andpreventing a recurrence. The Company, in light of those proposals, established a special investigation committee comprisingoutside experts to objectively investigate into the facts and root cause of the matter. In conjunction with that, under theleadership of an internal taskforce, the Company is working towards regaining the trust of its customers by urgentlyimplementing an adequate quality assurance system while implementing recurrence prevention measures such as furtherenhancing its compliance and quality assurance system based on the investigation findings of said committee.5.Mr. Makoto Uenoyama, Ms. Toshiko Oka and Mr. Koichi Fukuo satisfy the Independence Criteria on the next pagedetermined by the Company and are registered as Independent Directors with the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.Mr. Makoto Uenoyama was Managing Executive Officer (retired from the position in March 2013) and Corporate Adviser(retired from the position in March 2015) of Panasonic Corporation, a business partner of the Company. The Company has abusiness relationship with Panasonic Corporation related to sale/purchase of products, but the amount of transactionsbetween the Company and Panasonic Corporation for fiscal 2019 was significantly lower than 1% of the consolidatedrevenues of the Group and Panasonic Group, respectively. Mr. Koichi Fukuo was Senior Managing Officer and Director(retired from the position in June 2016) of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Honda”), and President andRepresentative Director (retired from the position in March 2016) of Honda R&D Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Honda, both ofwhich are business partners of the Company. The Company has a business relationship with Honda and Honda R&D Co.,Ltd. related to sale of products, but the amount of transactions between the Company and Honda and Honda R&D Co., Ltd.for fiscal 2019 was significantly lower than 1% of the consolidated revenues of the Group and Honda Group, respectively.6.Ms. Toshiko Oka is scheduled to assume the position of Outside Director of JXTG Holdings, Inc. on June 25, 2020 (saidcompany’s name will change to ENEOS Holdings, Inc. on the same day).7.When the Item is approved, the structure and chairperson of each committee are planned as follows:Nominating Committee:Koichi Fukuo (Chairperson), Makoto Uenoyama, Toshiko Oka, Mitsuaki NishiyamaAudit Committee:Makoto Uenoyama (Chairperson), Toshiko Oka, Koichi Fukuo, Kenichi NishiieCompensation Committee:Mitsuaki Nishiyama (Chairperson), Makoto Uenoyama, Toshiko Oka, Koichi Fukuo12

(Reference) Independence Criteria for Outside DirectorsThe Nominating Committee judges an Outside Director to be independent if he or she does not fall under any of thefollowing items:(1) a person who has received or who serves or has served within the last one year as an executing person (that is,an executive director, executive officer or employee; hereinafter the same) of a corporation that has receivedfrom the Company a payment of 2% or more of the entity’s consolidated annual revenues for products orservices in the most recent fiscal year;(2) a person who has paid the Company 2% or more of its consolidated annual revenues for products or servicesin the most recent fiscal year or who serves or has served within the last one year as an executing person ofthe corporation;(3) an attorney, a certified public accountant, a certified tax accountant or a consultant who has received from theCompany an annual payment of 10 million or more of monetary or other property benefits other thancompensation for Directors and Executive Officers within the last one year, or a person who is or has beenwithin the last one year a member, a partner, an associate or an employee of a law firm, an auditing firm, a taxaccountant corporation, a consulting firm or other professional advisory firm that has received from theCompany a payment of 2% or more of the firm’s consolidated annual revenues in the most recent fiscal year;(4) a person who serves or has served within the last one year as an officer of a not-for-profit organization thathas received from the Company discretionary charitable contributions of monetary or other property benefitsof 10 million or more, or 2% or more of that organization’s annual gross revenues or ordinary income,whichever amount is higher, during the most recent fiscal year;(5) a person who serves or has served within the last one year as an executing person or a non-executive directorof the parent company of the Company;(6) a person who serves or has served within the last one year as an executing person of a sister company of theCompany;(7) a person who is a spouse or a relative within the second degree of kinship of a person (excluding a personwho has or had no important position of the following) who falls under the following items:(i)who falls under the items of the above (1) through (6);(ii) who is, or has been within the last one year, an executing person of a subsidiary of the Company;(iii) who is an executing person or non-executive director of the parent company of the Company;(iv) who is an executing person of a sister company of the Company;(v) who is, or has been within the last one year, an executing person of the Company; and(8) a person who has a risk of having material conflicts of interests with ordinary shareholders for reasons otherthan those stated above.13

[Attachments]Business Report(April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020)1. Current Status of the Hitachi Metals Group(1) Operating Progress and Results of the Hitachi Metals GroupThe global economy

Hitachi Metals, Ltd. 2-70, Konan 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo . “Voting Exercise Code” and the “Password” shown on the enclosed voting form, and then, enter your approval or . and General Manager