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Five KYOCERA MITA Office Equipment Dealers Recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as Certified Dealers for Customer Service Excellence

Advanced Copy Technologies, Inc., Cobb Technologies, Commonwealth Copy Products, Inc., Discovery Office Systems and Impact Networking, LLC Exceed Benchmark Standards

Fairfield, New Jersey, November 3, 2003 -- Five independent Kyocera Mita dealers in the United States were today cited as industry leaders in customer satisfaction through the J.D. Power and Associates Certified Dealer Program.

Advanced Copy Technologies, Inc., Cromwell, CT; Cobb Technologies, Richmond, VA; Commonwealth Copy Products, Inc., Lexington, KY; Discovery Office Systems in Santa Rosa, CA; and Impact Networking, LLC, Waukegan, IL, are the newest recipients of the office equipment industry’s premier award for customer service excellence.

Earlier this year, Kyocera Mita America commissioned J.D. Power and Associates to develop a first-of-its-kind program for the office equipment and imaging industry. The program surveys Kyocera Mita dealers’ customers and certifies those dealers that meet or exceed national benchmarks for sales and service customer satisfaction.

The certification program recognizes office equipment dealers for outstanding customer satisfaction based on industry-wide standards established by the J.D. Power and Associates 2003 Copier Customer Satisfaction Study. Certification is based on customer satisfaction with an office equipment dealer’s product knowledge, expertise in machine operation, ability to advise customers about their specific needs, and timely delivery of the equipment. Additional areas covered by the program are the ability to schedule service appointments in a timely manner, concern for customer needs and clear explanations of the services performed.

“The J.D. Power and Associates certification recognizes Kyocera Mita Total Solution Provider dealers for outstanding customer experience, and allows them to differentiate within the dealer marketplace, helping to contribute to increased customer traffic and higher sales,” said Michael Pietrunti, vice president of marketing at Kyocera Mita America. “This certification positions dealers as industry-wide leaders in customer satisfaction.”

“We are pleased to work with Kyocera Mita and its dealers to set a high standard for customer service in their office equipment industry,” said Ron Conlin, partner with J.D Power and Associates. “These five equipment dealers are the latest to have distinguished themselves by providing a world-class sales and service experience as demonstrated in customer responses to a battery of sales- and service-related questions.”

Certification is valid for one year, after which the dealer may apply for re-certification.

About J.D. Power and Associates
Headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif., J.D. Power and Associates is an ISO 9001-registered global marketing information services firm operating in key business sectors including market research, forecasting, consulting, training and customer satisfaction. The firm’s quality and satisfaction measurements are based on responses from millions of consumers annually.

No advertising or other promotional use can be made of the information in this release without the express prior written consent of J.D. Power and Associates.

About Kyocera Mita America
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, wide format imaging devices and Kyocera Mita-developed and third-party software/network 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 Mita’s headquarters for the Americas is in Fairfield, New Jersey.