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Tony Pater Appointed to President, Kyocera Mita America

Veteran Sales and Marketing Professional Will Continue Responsibilities for All North and South American Sales Activities

Fairfield, New Jersey - March 31, 2003 - Kyocera Mita, one of the world's leading document imaging companies, today announced that Tony Pater has been appointed to president, Kyocera Mita America, in addition to his current responsibilities as executive vice president of sales. Akihiro Nasu, current president of Kyocera Mita America, will assume Chief Executive Officer responsibilities for Kyocera Mita America.

Commenting on Tony Pater's appointment, Akihiro Nasu said, "Tony is a strong executive who understands the needs of our dealers, key resellers and direct operations. He has been a critical element to the success of Kyocera Mita and Copystar. I look forward to the growth that this company will sustain over the coming years, and I have no doubt that Tony will be an outstanding president."

With more than thirty years of sales management experience, Mr. Pater is currently responsible for developing and managing over 700 Kyocera Mita and Copystar dealers, as well as 100 printer resellers, and direct operations throughout the United States.

Mr. Pater has been affiliated with Kyocera Mita for more than twenty-seven years, beginning his career in 1975 as midwest sales manager for Mita. Soon after assuming that position, he was transferred to the Southeast division, where he was responsible for business growth and development. Continuing his advancement within the company, he was promoted in 1994 to vice president of sales in the Southeast Region, where he continued to oversee and develop Mita's sales and marketing strategies.

After completing more than twenty years of work with Mita, Mr. Pater moved on to assume another position of dealer principal at Kearns Business Solutions. There he continued his tradition of success and expanded Kearns into one of Kyocera Mita's leading independent dealerships. He left that position in 2002 to return to Kyocera Mita as executive vice president, sales.

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 part 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 $7.78 billion during the year ended March 31, 2002. Kyocera Mita's headquarters for the Americas are in Fairfield, New Jersey.

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