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Staples Selects KYOCERA’s Wide Format Imaging Systems Solution for Nationwide Copy Centers

KYOCERA Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Contract Based on Reliability, Ease of Use, Small Footprint and Low Cost of Operation

Fairfield, New Jersey – April 27, 2005 – Kyocera Mita America, one of the world's leading document imaging companies, today announced that Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the world’s largest office products retailer, has signed an agreement bringing Kyocera’s wide format imaging systems to Staples Copy and Print Centers across the United States. Under the $10 million deal, Staples has deployed and fully installed 600 Kyocera wide format imaging systems.

“We are pleased to partner with Kyocera in the wide format imaging category,” said Robert Schlacter, vice president of Business Services. “Partnering Kyocera’s expertise and technology with Staples commitment to quality and making it easy for our customers is a powerful offering. We are very encouraged by our customers response to the product.”

Staples chose the KM-4850w digital copier with optional CAD master controller from Kyocera, which provides copy-print-scan functionality in less than 10 square feet of floor space. The Controller allows users to print from a variety of raster and vector file formats, offering virtually unlimited wide format imaging flexibility.

“The wide format imaging market is seeing significant growth,” said Kevin Flood, vice president of national and government accounts, for Kyocera Mita America. “Being chosen by Staples as the provider of wide format imaging devices in their pay-for-print centers is a great testament to the quality and flexibility of our wide format printing solutions."

The KM-4850w and Kyocera’s entire line of wide format products, as well as a full line of monochrome and color printers and copiers, are available through authorized dealers nationwide. To find the nearest reseller or dealer, log onto Kyocera Mita America’s dealer locator at www.kyoceramita.com/us.

About Staples
Staples, Inc. invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and today is the world's largest office products retailer. With 60,000 talented associates, the company is committed to making it easy to buy a wide range of office products, including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. With 2003 sales of $13 billion, Staples serves consumers and businesses ranging from home-based businesses to Fortune 500 companies in 19 countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples operates approximately 1,600 office superstores and also serves its customers through mail order catalog, e-commerce and contract businesses. More information is available at www.staples.com.

About Kyocera Mita America, Inc.
Kyocera Mita America, Inc. (www.kyoceramita.com/us), 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.


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