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KYOCERA Group Donates $200,000 and Wireless Phones to Support Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

KYOTO, JAPAN -- September 15, 2005 -- Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, today announced a group donation of US$200,000 toward relief efforts for the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina across the Gulf Coast of the United States. The funds are being provided by Kyocera Group companies in Japan and the United States.

Kyocera is also providing more than 1,000 wireless phone handsets, for use both by victims of the hurricane and on a mobile telecommunications network being established in the New Orleans area for military and local authorities conducting evacuation and recovery efforts.

Additional contributions are being made separately by Kyocera Group employees.

“Our hearts go out to the people affected by this disaster, and we pray for the quick recovery of the region,” said Makoto Kawamura, Kyocera Corporation President and Chief Operating Officer.

About KYOCERA

Kyocera Corporation, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera Corporation has become a leading supplier of engineered ceramics, semiconductor packages, electronic components, solar energy systems, medical and dental implants, telecommunications equipment, and document solutions equipment.  Kyocera has operated in the U.S. continuously since 1969, when it entered California’s Silicon Valley and established its first subsidiary company outside Japan.

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