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KYOCERA MITA Receives "Most Cost-Effective Printer Technology" Honor in BERTL's 8th Annual Best Awards

KYOCERA MITA's ECOSYS technology delivers exceptionally low operating costs without sacrificing high quality output

Fairfield, New Jersey, July 30, 2003 -- Kyocera Mita, one of the world's leading document imaging companies, announced today that it has been awarded the Most Cost-Effective Printer Technology award from internationally known Business Equipment Research and Test Laboratories (BERTL). This award further validates Kyocera Mita's commitment to lowering its customer's total cost of ownership (TCO) as well as providing an environmentally friendly product which maintains the highest quality output.

"Kyocera Mita is honored to receive BERTL's Most Cost-Effective Printer Technology award," said Michael Pietrunti, vice president, marketing for Kyocera Mita America. "BERTL's recognition further supports our claims that Kyocera Mita offers the lowest printer TCO in the industry today. This commitment was further reinforced with Kyocera Mita's introduction of the FS-C5016N, the first color printer in the 11-20 page segment to offer a color page for less than five cents."

"The core of ECOSYS is a Kyocera Mita patented long life amorphous silicon drum which has a much longer life than traditional network printer imaging/toner cartridge units and can last up to a half million impressions without being thrown away," said Carmel Rowley, CEO BERTL. "This not only reduces landfill waste, but also reduces the cost per page significantly. When BERTL analysts performed an accelerated 24-hour continuous print test, Kyocera Mita's ECOSYS technology easily beat its competition, with reliability as good or better than products it was tested against."

About ECOSYS Technology
Kyocera Mita introduced ECOSYS for its printer line to symbolize their environmentally friendly properties. ECOSYS products allow the addition of toner to the existing unit without disposal of the drum, eliminating the unnecessary waste of cartridges. Unnecessary waste is eliminated because the only consumable is toner. ECOSYS printers also utilize long-life drums that significantly reduce the cost per page. The result is that Kyocera Mita's ECOSYS printers create less waste than any competing products and have the lowest comparable cost per print.

Kyocera Mita is one of the world's largest manufacturers and leading providers of computer-connectable peripherals, including network-ready digital copiers/printers, laser printers, color copiers/printers, digital laser facsimiles, multi-functional and wide format imaging solutions. Kyocera Mita 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 $9.0 billion during the year ended March 31, 2003. Kyocera Mita's headquarters for the Americas are in Fairfield, New Jersey.

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