No securities or other consideration is being solicited in theUnited States and if sent in response by a resident of the United States ofAmerica will not be accepted. Some countries or regions may impose restrictions on the announcement, issueor distribution of this press release. In such cases, please take note of suchrestrictions and comply with them. In countries or regions where theimplementation of the tender offer is illegal, even upon receiving this pressrelease, such receipt shall not constitute a solicitation of an offer to sell oran offer to buy stocks relating to the tender offer and shall be deemed adistribution of materials for informative purposes only.Hitachi, Ltd.Keisaku Shibatani, 81-3-5208-9325 (Japan)orU.S.:Hitachi America, Ltd.Dash Hisanaga, orChina:Hitachi (China) Ltd.Nobuya Abematsu, rSingapore:Hitachi Asia Ltd.Keisuke Sugano, opyright Business Wire 2009. These two last met a few weeks ago and Arsenal looked to have won the game but with barely a minute remaining the Dutch Side managed to snare a last gasp equalizer and secure a point.Arsenal are now at home and will look to capitalize their lead in Group H and secure a spot in the final 16.Who should start GoalkeeperUndoubtedly the hardest selection for Wenger Who does the Frenchmen put in between the sticks. Does he go with the experienced but mistake prone Manuel Almunia, or the young and occasionally brilliant Vito Mannone. DefendersAfter a strong showing against rivals Tottenham on the weekend, expect to see the routine back four of Bacary Sagna at right back. The ever improving and dominant pairing of William Gallas and Thomas Vermaelen in the middle, and another Frenchmen, Gael Clichy, at left back. MidfieldersThe middle men proved to be to strong and skillful for the Tottenham midfielders and Wenger may opt to stick with his usual three of captain Cesc Fabregas in the attacking role.
Alexandre Song in the defensive role and Abou Diaby providing height and power.However, Samir Nasri is looking fit and could make a surprise start in the middle. If not he will most likely feature off the bench. ForwardsRobin van Persie is leading the Arsenal forward pack from the front and will look to increase his impressive scoring rate. The Dutch international should start in the middle with most likely Andrei Arshavin on his left and either Emmanuel Eboue or Eduardo Da Silva on his right. SubstitutesWith a total of seven places up for grabs, who ever isn't picked from Manuel Almunia or Vito Mannone will receive the back up keeper role. Philippe Senderos and Kieran Gibbs should have the deputy defender roles and the out of Aaron Ramsey, Samir Nasri, Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky, Carlos Vela and Eboue or Eduardo could feature.. LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - French building materials groupSaint-Gobain (SGOB.PA) plans to sell a 5.5-year euro benchmarkbond, IFR reported on Wednesday. Guidance has been set at mid-swaps plus around 525 basispoints for the bond maturing in July 2014, said IFR Markets, aThomson Reuters online news and market analysis service. BNP Paribas, Calyon, JP Morgan and Societe Generale havebeen named to manage the sale, IFR said.
Saint-Gobain is rated Baa1 by Moody's Investors Service andBBB by Standard & Poor's.(Reporting by Jane Baird). Plans to Make Hitachi Koki a Consolidated Subsidiary to Build a StableEquity-Based Relationship and Strengthen CooperationTOKYO(Business Wire)Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT)(TOKYO:6501) today announced that it has decided topurchase additional common shares of Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:6581) by wayof a public tender offer (hereinafter "Tender Offer") to obtain a majority ofvoting rights. Due to the fact that the plans call for Hitachi Koki to remainlisted even after completion of the Tender Offer, Hitachi has set upper limitsfor number of purchasing shares. Looking ahead, Hitachi plans to accelerategrowth globally by expanding existing businesses and creating new ones.