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KYOCERA Mita America Multifunctional Products Recognized for Outstanding Reliability Three Out of Four Years

KYOCERA Ranks First in 10 Performance Categories as Most Reliable by Industry Analysts

Fairfield, New Jersey – July 17, 2006 – Kyocera Mita America, one of the world’s leading document imaging companies, today announced that is has been honored by Industry Analysts Inc. for the most reliable multifunctional products (MFPs), based on Industry Analysts’ Annual Multifunctional Product Reliability Study. Kyocera has been the recipient of this prestigious industry award for three of the past four years. The award is the result of a national dealer survey to determine the manufacturer with the most reliable MFPs as rated by dealership service managers.

“No other brand has been so consistently strong in our on-going study of reliability as Kyocera Mita,” said Andy Slawetsky, vice president of Industry Analysts Inc. “Anyone in the market for a new MFP should consider Kyocera devices.”

Industry Analysts conducted in-depth telephone interviews with service managers in copier dealerships nationwide, consisting of 43,766 total multifunctional units installed. Copier dealer service managers were questioned on the products they work closely with on a daily basis in a verity of categories including: Product Reliability, Frequency of Service Calls, Image Quality, Operability and Functionality and Maintenance/Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

“Kyocera strives to provide high performance, high quality products that offer the lowest total cost of service,” said Peter Hendrick, vice president of marketing for Kyocera Mita America. “With our advanced technology and long-life consumables, both dealers and end-users can be confident Kyocera MFPs are the most reliable and productive products available in today’s market.”

About Industry Analysts
The Office Products Analyst one of the longest running imaging-industry publications. Published by market research and consulting firm, Industry Analysts, Inc. (Rochester, NY), the OPA conducts thousands of end-user and office equipment dealer surveys each year. Industry Analysts, Inc. also operates a test facility in Fairfield, NJ. Test reports may be downloaded from our website: www.industryanalysts.com.

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 first 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 $10 billion during the year ending on March 31, 2006.


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