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KYOCERA Mita America Wins Editor's Choice Award from Better Buys for Business

KYOCERA's FS-C5030N Full Color Printer Cited as a “True Standout” Offering Durability and Value

FAIRFIELD, N.J. — December 6, 2005 — Kyocera Mita America, one of the world’s leading document imaging companies, today announced that its FS-C5030N full color printer earned the Editor’s Choice Award from Better Buys for Business, a leading independent authority on document imaging equipment. Editor’s Choice Awards are bestowed on product models that the Better Buys editorial staff believes offer the best performance combined with the greatest value.

“Kyocera’s FS-C5030N is a great choice for busy offices that output lots of pages,” said Steve Hannaford, analyst at Better Buys for Business. “It offers outstanding per-page costs as well as impressive consumables costs and strong paper handling. We think the FS-C5030N is a true standout.”

Delivering 26-ppm output in color and monochrome, the FS-C5030N incorporates Kyocera’s ECOSYS printer technology, which allows toner to be replenished in the printer without disposal of the print drum. This not only cuts down on the amount of waste, but also reduces toner replacement costs by two thirds compared to other printers. The FS-C5030N also boasts the lowest total cost of ownership in its class, providing an affordable solution to any organization’s needs. 1

“A cost-efficient workhorse printer that can function at a high level is a key asset in a busy office environment. We’re honored that Better Buys has selected the FS-C5030N for its solid performance and long-term value,” said Richard Berberian, product manager, printer products, Kyocera Mita America. “Kyocera is committed to helping businesses drive down costs without impacting workflow.”

Better Buys for Business issues ten product guides annually. This award will be published in the 2006 Color Laser Printer & Business Ink Jet Printer Guide. As part of the selection process for the Editor’s Choice Awards, the Better Buys for Business editorial staff independently reviews hundreds of color laser and business ink jet printers currently available from all major manufacturers. The products are evaluated on how they perform versus competitors and on the strength of their features.

Awards and Recognition
Kyocera has earned numerous honors and distinctions for its products’ high performance, reliability and cost efficiency along with superior customer service. Kyocera was named #1 Copier/Multifunctional Product in Overall Customer Satisfaction Among Business Users by J.D. Power and Associates in their 2005 Copier Customer Satisfaction Study.SM2 In additional, Buyers Laboratory Inc. awarded both a Fall “Pick of the Year” Award and “Highly Recommended” distinction to the KM-1820, KM-6030, and KM-8030. Kyocera printers and copiers/multifunctional products (MFPs) have also recognized by Industry Analysts for outstanding reliability. Kyocera has also been honored with a BERTL’s Best Award for the most cost-efficient digital imaging product line as well as a 4-star “Highly Recommended” Award for the KM-8030.

About Better Buys for Business
Better Buys for Business is an experienced team of office equipment analysts and experts who together provide objective product reviews to help readers make informed buying decisions about all types of office equipment. Our research is backed by more than 15 years of experience in equipment research and analysis.

About Kyocera Mita America, Inc.
Kyocera Mita America, Inc. (www.kyoceramita.com/us), headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is a leading provider of computer-connectable peripherals, including network-ready digital copiers/printers, laser printers, color copiers/printers, digital laser facsimiles, and multifunctional and wide format imaging solutions. Kyocera Mita America 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 Mita America, the only document solutions company with third-party certified sales data, has earned numerous honors for its products’ high performance, reliability and cost efficiency. Kyocera Corporation’s consolidated net revenues totaled $11 billion during the year ending on March 31, 2005.

1 Current Analysis, an independent market research and competitive response firm, found that the Kyocera C5020N and C5030N, have the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) in their respective classes.

2 J.D. Power and Associates 2005 Copier Customer Satisfaction StudySM. Study based on responses from 1,730-business decision makers. 16 major brands serving the U.S. market were included. For more information visit www.jdpower.com.


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