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KYOCERA Mita America CEO Tony Pater Announces Retirement

FAIRFIELD, N.J. — February 16, 2006 — Kyocera Mita America, one of the world’s leading document imaging companies, today announced the planned retirement of current company chief executive officer Tony Pater, effective March 31, 2006.

With more than thirty years of sales management, Mr. Pater was responsible for developing and managing more than 700 Kyocera and Copystar dealers and direct operations throughout the United States. Succeeding Mr. Pater’s responsibilities is Michael Pietrunti. Mr. Pietrunti, former vice president of marketing and technical operations, was named president and chief operating officer on November 1, 2005.

“I would like to express appreciation for Tony’s leadership and contributions to Kyocera over the last 30 years,” said Michael Pietrunti, president and chief operating officer of Kyocera Mita America. “We wish him all the best in his upcoming retirement.” Mr. Pater has been affiliated with Kyocera for more than thirty years, beginning his career in 1975 as midwest sales manager. Continuing his advancement within the company, he was promoted in 1994 to vice president of sales in the Southeast Region. In 2002, he was appointed executive vice president of sales and subsequently assumed the role of president. Mr. Pater was named chief executive officer in 2005.

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.

Kyocera Mita America: 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.SM 2 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.