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KYOCERA Mita America Recognized for Most Reliable Monochrome Printer and Multifunctional Product Line in the World

KYOCERA Devices Receive BERTL’s Readers’ Choice Platinum Award Determined by Equipment Buyers and Users

Fairfield, New Jersey, February 9, 2005 -- Kyocera Mita America, one of the world's leading document imaging companies, today announced that it has been honored with the BERTL Platinum Award in the category of monochrome reliability. The award is the result of a worldwide end-user survey conducted by BERTL to determine the manufacturer who provides the most reliable digital copier, multifunctional product (MFP) and printer product line in the world as rated by actual end-users.

“Reliability is a major factor in maintaining productivity in any enterprise,” said Elizabeth McNichol, vice president of corporate relations for BERTL. “BERTL is continually impressed with Kyocera’s ability to develop high performance, reliable products that offer the lowest total cost of ownership.”

Over the past year, BERTL conducted a worldwide survey covering 23 manufacturers’ copier, printer and MFP performances across a range of areas. Responses were received from enterprise buyers and technical professionals in 47 countries, responsible for managing over 175,000 devices in total. Respondents were questioned on the most important issues affecting their digital imaging equipment purchasing decisions, such as ease of use, productivity, reliability, service and support, image quality and pricing.

“Kyocera is honored by this worldwide recognition for the reliability of our monochrome line of digital copiers, MFPs and printers,” said Michael Pietrunti, senior vice president, marketing and technical services, for Kyocera Mita America. “This is a significant recognition for Kyocera given that the BERTL Readers’ Choice Awards are selected by some of the most experienced, technically savvy and discerning digital imaging equipment buyers and users. This award – the only one that is based upon the opinions and experiences of actual equipment buyers and users, is evidence of Kyocera’s heritage in providing end-users with cost-effective products and reliable performance they can count on.”

BERTL® is the premier source for objective, independent product-evaluation reports and comparative analyses on digital imaging devices and software. BERTL’s evaluation reports, customer satisfaction research, awards and product ratings are undertaken entirely at BERTL’s expense for the benefit of its international subscriber base. At all times, BERTL’s primary focus is the end user. BERTL publishes the world’s largest library of evaluation reports on copiers, printers, MFPs, fax and color and production devices. The reports are available in a range of specialized subscription services: Color at Work®, LabCheck®, ITchat® and Imaging at Work®. Also available is the DataCheck® service, a database of over 4,000 products covering all major manufacturers. To learn more about BERTL, visit or telephone 1.732.761.2311.

About Kyocera Mita America, Inc.
Kyocera Mita America, Inc. (, headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is a leading provider of computer-connectable peripherals, including network-ready digital copiers/printers, laser printers, color copiers/printers, digital laser facsimiles, and multifunctional and wide format imaging solutions. Kyocera Mita America, Inc. is a group company of Kyocera Corporation, the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. Kyocera Corporation’s consolidated net revenues totaled $11 billion during the year ended March 31, 2004.