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KYOCERA Recognized as “Printer Manufacturer of the Year” By Marketing Research Consultants, Inc.

KYOCERA Recognized for Outstanding Dealer Support and Competitive Product Line

Fairfield, New Jersey, August 8, 2005 – Kyocera Mita America, one of the world’s leading document imaging companies, today announced that it has been named “Printer Manufacturer of the Year” by Marketing Research Consultants, Inc. Results of the survey are published in the July issue of The Cannata Report, a Marketing Research Consultants, Inc. publication. The award is the result of a national dealer survey to determine the manufacturer who provides overall support to their dealer network.

The “Printer Manufacturer of the Year” award is bestowed on the manufacturer that provides the best overall support in the industry as determined by the 367 dealers who participated in the Report's 20th Annual Dealer Survey. This manufacturer must possess excellent communication skills, competitive products, and programs that enable the independent copier dealer to achieve a high degree of success in a very competitive marketplace.

"We are extremely pleased and honored to be acknowledged by the independent dealer community,” said Michael Pietrunti, senior vice president of marketing and technical services for Kyocera Mita America. “This award confirms our commitment to our superb network of dealers to provide them the highest quality, most reliable digital products along with exceptional support."

Kyocera's award-winning printer and multifunction line is available to independent dealers, along with a host of innovative document solutions developed to meet the entire spectrum of customers’ document imaging needs in today’s digital business environment.

About Marketing Research Consultants, Inc.
Founded in 1979, Marketing Research Consultants, Inc. (MRC) was established by Frank G. Cannata to provide guidance and counseling to the office products industry. Frank Cannata is noted for his analytical skills, on-target predictions, and current management information pertaining to the office products industry. MRC offers two publication services: The Cannata Report(R) and LiveWire(R). The Cannata Report is a monthly management report aimed at the office equipment reseller, and LiveWire is a facsimile or email- transmitted office technology news service, which is event-driven.

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 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. To date, Kyocera Mita America is the only document solutions company that supplies its certified sales data to third party global market intelligence and research firms. In addition, Kyocera has earned numerous honors for its products’ high performance, reliability and cost efficiency. In 2005 alone, Kyocera Mita America earned the Office Products Analyst award for the most reliable copiers and multi-functional products (MFPs), BERTL’s Best Award for the most cost-efficient digital imaging product line, and BERTL’s Best Award in the category of Best Workflow Management Application for KYOcapture. Kyocera Corporation’s consolidated net revenues totaled $11 billion during the year ending on March 31, 2005.