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KYOCERA Mita America Reaffirms Gold Certified Partner Status In Microsoft Partner Program

Achievement By KYOCERA Enables Improved End-User Efficiency In the Microsoft Office Platform

 FAIRFIELD, New Jersey – March 10, 2008 – Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, proudly announced today that it has once again obtained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program. Acquiring a competency in Information Workers Solutions (IWS) and Networking Infrastructure Solutions competency, Kyocera remains dedicated to improving customer productivity in conjunction with streamlining the overall work process.

Achieving the IWS competency allows Kyocera to address key customer challenges through the development of solutions and deployed services based on the 2007 Microsoft Office system and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Key benefits include increased employee productivity by simplifying everyday business activities, such as document review and approval, issue tracking and signature collection. Further, IWS allows customers to make well-informed decisions through the consolidation of business-critical information into one central location.

“We are delighted to have once again attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program," said Peter Hendrick, vice president, Marketing at Kyocera Mita America. "Attaining this level of competency in Information Worker Competency is just one of many steps we’ve taken to establish a leadership position in providing the very best document imaging products and solutions in the market today. The overall success of our business directly correlates with the ability to provide end users with quality products and services in order to meet increasing market demands.”

iTag, Kyocera's document management solution, was a critical component in attaining Microsoft IWS competency in the area of portals and collaboration. iTag enhances worker productivity and improves collaboration and communications through effective indexing and management of hardcopy documents. By utilizing Microsoft SharePoint technology in iTag development, Kyocera demonstrated that it understands end-users require solutions that are built on familiar platforms - the fundamental concept behind IWS competency. With iTag, end-users can reduce paper documents and increase workflow efficiency in the Microsoft Office environment.

Engineered to help differentiate capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies, Microsoft Competencies have a unique set of prerequisites, each designed to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners collect a unique set of benefits, including access, training and support, offering them a highly competitive advantage in the market. Renewing Gold Certified Partner Status attests to Kyocera's ongoing pledge of providing end-users with the highest level of technology and satisfaction by keeping up with the evolving demands of end-users today.

"Partners play a critical role in delivering solutions and applications to customers with the Microsoft Office system," said Chris Capossela, corporate vice president of the Information Worker Product Management Group at Microsoft Corp. "The value of solutions competencies is that they enable Microsoft to deliver resources and training to partners meeting their customer needs. And for partners, the opportunity to highlight their expertise to customers is tremendous in the growing information worker solutions market."

Launched in October 2003, the Microsoft Partner Program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners' businesses succeed.

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Kyocera Mita America, Inc. (, headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is a leading provider of computer-connectable document imaging and document management systems, 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 Mita Corporation. Kyocera Mita Corporation is a core 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 exceeded $11 billion for its fiscal year ending on March 31, 2007.