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KYOCERA Wireless Corp. Names Tom Maguire VP of Global Marketing

Former Motorola Exec Brings 17 Years of Wireless Experience in U.S. and Abroad to Lead Kyocera Wireless Corp.'s Marketing Team

SAN DIEGO -- (March 23, 2006) -- Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global supplier of CDMA wireless handsets and devices, today announced Tom Maguire as its new vice president of global marketing. Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc. with principal markets in the Americas, India, Australia and New Zealand. Maguire will oversee all marketing activities for Kyocera Wireless Corp., including branding, advertising, public relations and channel marketing.

Maguire brings 17 years of experience in the wireless industry, beginning in 1988 when he joined Motorola as an account executive for two-way radios. After holding a variety of sales and marketing positions he became Motorola Asia Pacific's regional vice president and country general manager for the company's Southeast Asia business. During his years with Motorola, Maguire proved successful at building relationships with carriers and big-box retailers throughout North America, Latin America and Asia. He also served as an internal liaison between engineering, sales and marketing to maximize sales. His various positions at Motorola gave him a comprehensive understanding of marketing - from merchandising, branding and channel marketing to public relations and online campaigns.

"Tom has a proven track record in maximizing carrier and retail relationships as well as utilizing innovative marketing tactics to impact the bottom line," said Tsuyoshi Mano, president, Kyocera Wireless Corp. "Tom's deep knowledge of branding and his motivating management style will serve us well as we continue to grow and take leadership positions in CDMA markets worldwide."

Prior to his position as regional vice president at Motorola, Maguire served as director of global marketing communications and sales support for the company's global marketing team. He was trained through the Motorola University/Kellogg Business School in building consumer brand loyalty and brand awareness, and completed certification in NEO retail sales training and sales excellence/negotiations. Maguire has spoken at industry conferences throughout the world.

About Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a leading supplier of innovative, feature-rich CDMA wireless devices and accessories for customers worldwide. Kyocera Wireless maintains an operating belief in the genius of simplicity and strives to make the wireless experience as simple and intuitive as humanly possible. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc., which acquired QUALCOMM Incorporated's CDMA consumer wireless phone business in February 2000. Based in San Diego, the company is ISO-14001 and ISO-9001 certified and has won city, state and federal awards for its environmentally friendly manufacturing and recycling practices. For more information, please visit www.kyocera-wireless.com.

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages, electronic components, cameras, laser printers, copiers, solar energy systems and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2005, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately US$11 billion (JP¥ 1,180,655 million) with net income of approximately US$429 million (JP¥ 45,908 million).

 

© 2006 Kyocera Wireless Corp. Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. All other marks are properties of their respective owners.

 

Contacts

Kyocera Wireless Corp.
John Chier
phone: 1-858-882-3543
e-mail: jchier@kyocera-wireless.com
LPI Communications for Kyocera Wireless
Leasa Ireland/Melody Parrette
phone: 1-310-796-1936
e-mail: leasa@lpicommunications.com

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