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KYOCERA Mita America Awarded “Printer Manufacturer of the Year” Honor from Marketing Research Consultants, Inc.

KYOCERA Wins Prestigious Award for the Third Consecutive Year

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – July 31, 2007 – Kyocera Mita America, one of the world’s leading document imaging companies, today announced that it has been named "Printer Manufacturer of the Year" by Marketing Research Consultants, Inc. This award comes as a great honor for Kyocera, who has previously won for the past two years. The Cannata Report, a Marketing Research Consultants, Inc. publication, will feature this year’s results in an upcoming issue. Winners are acknowledged based upon reactions of independent office equipment dealers nationwide.

“Kyocera Mita has earned the right to call themselves the Printer Manufacturer of Choice, for the independent copier dealer community,” said Frank G. Cannata, president, Marketing Research Consultants. “For the third year in a row they have selected Kyocera Mita as the printer manufacturer that best meets their standards of reliability and excellence."

The “Printer Manufacturer of the Year” award recognizes the manufacturer that provides the best overall sales and service support in the industry as determined by the 274 dealers who participated in the report’s 22nd Annual Dealer Survey. Ratings given to Manufacturers are rated on communication skills, competitive products, and programs that enable the independent copier dealer to achieve a high degree of success in a very competitive marketplace.

“The acknowledgement of “Printer Manufacturer of the Year” is a great honor for Kyocera,” said Peter Hendrick, vice president of marketing, Kyocera Mita America. “Our objective of offering reliable, high-performance printers with a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) has been demonstrated through the receipt of this award. It is also a testament to our loyal dealer partners that proudly represent our brand in their respective markets, and who recognize Kyocera’s superior technology, as well as our sales and service support.”

Kyocera’s award-winning printer line is currently available through authorized Kyocera dealers, along with a host of KYOsolutions, including the document management solutions iTag and KYOcapture. Kyocera’s products and solutions are designed to efficiently and cost-effectively meet the full spectrum of its customers’ document imaging needs.

Founded in 1979, Marketing Research Consultants, Inc. (MRC) was established by Frank G. Cannata to provide guidance and counseling to the office products industry. Frank Cannata is noted for his analytical skills, on-target predictions, and current management information pertaining to the office products industry. MRC offers two publication services: The Cannata Report® and LiveWire®. The Cannata Report is a monthly management report aimed at the office equipment reseller, and LiveWire is a facsimile or email-transmitted office technology news service, which is event-driven.

Kyocera Mita America, Inc. (, headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is a leading provider of network-ready digital MFPs/printers, laser printers, color MFPs/printers, digital laser facsimiles, and multifunctional and wide format imaging solutions. Kyocera Mita America has earned ISO 14001:2004 certification for its environmental management system. Additionally, Kyocera Mita America has achieved Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status with a competency in Information Worker Solutions, recognizing Kyocera’s technological expertise and impact in the document imaging management marketplace. 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 were in excess of $10 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2007.