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KYOCERA Mita America Announces Executive Appointments

Zenko Suzuki appointed executive vice president of corporate planning and Mark O’Hara vice president of business planning

Fairfield, NJ – April 7, 2006 – Kyocera Mita America, one of the world’s leading document imaging companies, today announced two executive appointments. Yoshihiro “Zenko” Suzuki has been appointed executive vice president of the Corporate Planning Group and Mark O’Hara has assumed the role of vice president of business planning. Mr. Suzuki, who reports directly to Mike Pietrunti, president and chief operating officer of Kyocera Mita America, assumed his role on March 1. Mr. O’Hara reports to Mr. Suzuki and began his new position on March 6.

“We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Suzuki and Mr. O’Hara to Kyocera Mita America,” said Mike Pietrunti. “Mr. Suzuki has spent over twenty years at Kyocera Mita in various corporate positions around the world, including in Osaka, Tokyo, Paris, Amsterdam and now the United States. His diverse experience offers Kyocera a unique perspective that will be critical as we continue to focus our efforts on global growth. Mr. O’Hara brings 29 years of experience in operations, sales and marketing, as well as deep knowledge of the industry.”

Prior to his new role, Mr. Suzuki was the corporate sales manager for the European sales division of Kyocera Mita Europe. He managed the OEM business for Olivetti, TA, Sagem, Lenovo and Wipro at Kyocera Mita Corporation in Osaka. He also worked at Kyocera Mita France as the divisional manager, where he was charged with directing the multifunctional product (MFP) business in France. Mr. Suzuki has over 20 years of experience in sales and management.

Mr. O’Hara was formerly director of business operations for Sharp Electronics Corporation, which he joined in 1984. In that role, Mr. O’Hara provided management and direction in all facets of business operations, administration and supply chain management for the Sharp Document Solution Company of America.

Kyocera Mita America: Awards and Recognition
Kyocera continues to earn numerous honors and distinctions for its products’ high performance, reliability and cost efficiency, as well as for 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 StudySM. 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 been 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 Kyocera Mita America, Inc.
Kyocera Mita America, Inc. (, 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.