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Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation Accepted into U.S. Customs C-TPAT Program

Vancouver, WA – April 9, 2003 – Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation (KICC) announced today that it has been accepted by the U.S. Customs Service as a certified member of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program.

C-TPAT is a joint government-business initiative to give corporations an active role in the war against terrorism by building cooperative relationships that strengthen supply chain and border security. Additional information is available at www.customs.gov.

As a certified member, KICC has demonstrated that it has met all C-TPAT supply chain security requirements and has committed to ensuring the ongoing integrity of its corporate security practices. Additionally, KICC will communicate its security guidelines to all business partners within its supply chain.

For additional information on KICC’s C-TPAT participation, please contact:

Mr. Greg Osnes, Import/Export Logistics Manager
Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation
5713 East Fourth Plain Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661
Phone: 360-750-6122
E-mail: greg.osnes@kyocera.com
Web: www.kyocera.com/kicc

About Kyocera
Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation is headquartered in Vancouver, WA with four manufacturing plants and 12 sales offices throughout the United States. The company manufactures advanced ceramic components and CERATIP cutting tools, and markets LCDs, thermal printheads, fiber optic components and industrial lenses. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc. of San Diego, the North American holding company for Kyocera Corporation.

Kyoto, Japan-based Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO) employs approximately 40,000 people in 25 nations and recorded consolidated sales of $7.8 billion during the year ending March 31, 2002.


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