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Kyocera Transfers ECOSYS Printer Operations To Kyocera Mita

SAN DIEGO, CA -- March 13, 2000 – Kyocera International, Inc., the North American holding company of Kyocera Corporation, announced today that it will transfer the ECOSYS printer sales and marketing operations of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Kyocera Electronics, Inc. (KEI) of Duluth, Georgia, to Kyocera Mita America, Inc. of Fairfield, New Jersey, effective April 1, 2000.

“We believe this integration represents the best solution for our valued resellers of the Kyocera ECOSYS line of cartridge-free network laser printers,” said KEI President Charles A. (Chuck) McNulty. “I am confident that our resellers will be entirely pleased with the level of support they will receive from Kyocera Mita America as a total document solution provider.” Although Mr. McNulty has chosen not to relocate to Kyocera Mita America, Inc., he will remain with Kyocera for a transitional period to facilitate the integration.

Kyocera Mita America, Inc. will merge the entire KEI printer business into its existing printer group, and will sell parts and supplies for all Kyocera ECOSYS printers.

“We welcome the resellers of Kyocera’s ECOSYS printer line and pledge to give them the full support of our sales, marketing and technical teams,” said Shichiro Noda, President of Kyocera Mita America, Inc. “We will strive to provide 100% on-time delivery of Kyocera printers and parts, while providing resellers with access to our digital training and diagnostic centers. With the Kyocera ECOSYS line, we will offer a broad range of cartridge-free printing solutions with the industry’s lowest ‘Total Cost of Ownership.’”

Kyocera Mita America, Inc., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyocera Mita Corporation of Osaka, Japan, a world-leading document imaging company with 5,000 employees worldwide and global sales exceeding $1.2 billion. For more information, visit www.kyoceramita.com .

Kyocera Corporation of Kyoto, Japan is the global headquarters and parent of the Kyocera Group, which includes Kyocera Mita Corporation and Kyocera International, Inc. among its wholly-owned subsidiaries. Founded in 1959 as a manufacturer of fine ceramics, Kyocera Corporation has diversified from microelectronic packaging and components into electronic and optical equipment, including wireless phones, laser printers, copiers, cameras and solar energy products, with sales exceeding $6.1 billion in the fiscal year ending March 31, 1999.


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