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KYOCERA Mita America's New Line Of Color MFPs Receives Prestigious BERTL "Four-Star, Highly Recommended" Rating

Achievement Underscores KYOCERA's Strength in Delivering Top Quality Color MFP Features and Functionality

FAIRFIELD, N.J. - January 16, 2007 - Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, is proud to announce today that BERTL®, a premier source for objective, independent product-evaluation reports on digital imaging devices and software, has awarded each of its color multifunctional products (MFPs) – the KM-C3232, KM-C3225 and KM-C2520 – a prestigious "Four-Star, Highly Recommended" rating. This impressive score is strictly reserved for those devices that deliver a range of business-critical features/functions that are above average and provide potential buyers with a good return on investment (ROI).

The BERTL recognition emphasizes Kyocera's commitment in delivering highly reliable, affordable and user-friendly solutions. These color MFPs from Kyocera are designed to efficiently manage the output demands of fast-paced organizations. These benefits, coupled with ease of implementation and straightforward network integration, help identify Kyocera solutions as attractive alternatives within the competitive document and imaging market.

"Every year we evaluate hundreds of MFPs from all the major manufacturers. To earn a "Highly Recommended" grade from BERTL demands that a device exceeds expectations in one or more categories; delivering an excellent value for money proposition to the marketplace,” said David Sweetnam, VP Research and Content Development, BERTL. "We feel Kyocera achieved this benchmark by combining a high-quality and consistent color and monochrome document reproduction and imaging solution with long-life consumable technology. The KM-C3232, KM-C3225 and KM-C2520 are excellent choices for any office looking to make an affordable switch to color."

The KM-C3232, KM-C3225 and KM-C2520 obtained the BERTL distinction after undergoing an independent evaluation process. BERTL evaluates several hundred devices each year, but acknowledges that only a small fraction of reviewed products qualify for the "Four-Star, Highly Recommended" rating.

“We are truly honored to receive a four-star caliber recognition from BERTL for our color MFP products,” said Peter Hendrick, vice president, Marketing at Kyocera Mita America. “Our goal is to provide our customers with document imaging solutions that meet their individual business requirements, and BERTL’s third-party acknowledgement validates our commitment in delivering the highest quality color products today.”

Kyocera Mita's KM-C3232, KM-C3225 and KM-C2520 are available today through authorized Kyocera Mita America dealers, and are offered at a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $14,345, $13,040 and $11,730, respectively. To find an authorized dealer near you, please log onto Kyocera Mita America's dealer locator, at: www.kyoceramita.com/us.

ABOUT BERTL
BERTL® is the premier source for objective, independent product-evaluation reports and comparative analyses on digital imaging devices and software. BERTL's evaluation reports, customer satisfaction research, awards and product ratings are undertaken entirely at BERTL's expense for the benefit of its international subscriber base. At all times, BERTL's primary focus is the end user. BERTL publishes the world's largest library of evaluation reports on copiers, printers, MFPs, fax and color and production devices. The reports are available in a range of specialized subscription services: Color at Work®, LabCheck®, ITchat® and Imaging at Work®. Also available is the DataCheck® service, a database of over 4,000 products covering all major manufacturers. To learn more about BERTL, visit www.BERTL.com or telephone 1.732.761.2311.

ABOUT KYOCERA MITA AMERICA
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 MFPs/printers, laser printers, color MFPs/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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