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KYOCERA MITA America Earns Its Second Evergreen Award from the U.S. General Services Administration

Kyocera Recognized for Efforts in Recycling, Affirmative Procurement and Waste Reduction

FAIRFIELD, N.J., March 4, 2009 ― Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, announced today that is has been awarded the 2008 Evergreen Award from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Integrated Workplace Acquisition Center (IWAC) in the category of Technologies and Electronics.

The annual award recognizes the leading GSA vendor for their commitment to providing office technology solutions that recognize the importance of recycling, affirmative procurement and waste reduction, and who set an example for other business partners. This year’s Evergreen Award marks the second time Kyocera has received the honor in the award program’s eleven-year history.

“Kyocera Mita America takes great pride in its environmental preservation efforts,” said Michael Pietrunti, president and CEO, Kyocera Mita America. “Receiving the GSA Evergreen Award reaffirms the goals we have put in place to develop corporate policies, and, new products that utilize recyclable, long-life consumables and components. Respecting the environment is an important value at Kyocera that we take seriously throughout every aspect of our business.”

Kyocera demonstrates its commitment through its products, many of which have been designed to minimize negative environmental impact by controlling material usage and hazardous content, while also supporting recycled content and smart energy use. The design and manufacture of all products are based on ECOSYS® Technology, representing models that are environmentally friendly, economical to run and have a superior print system technology.

Kyocera’s ECOSYS printers incorporate a patented long life drum which is separate from the toner container, eliminating the need to replace the drum when toner is depleted – and reducing landfill waste.

Recently, Kyocera expanded its ECOSYS color printer portfolio with the FS-C5300DN and FS-C5200DN. Capable of producing vibrant professional color printing at speeds of 28 pages-per-minute and 23 pages-per-minute with durable monthly maximum duty cycles of 130,000 and 100,000 pages respectfully, they offer strong performance that is considerate of both the environment and printing expenses.

In addition, Kyocera’s products are ENERGY STAR™ compliant for their ability to use less power for regular tasks, and for its automatic functionality to switch to low-power mode when not in use.

From a corporate perspective, Kyocera has proudly earned International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001:2004 certification, recognizing the company’s environmental management excellence. By earning ISO:14001:2004 certification, Kyocera has demonstrated its expertise in identifying, monitoring and controlling the environmental impact of its products and business activities.

Kyocera was also recently awarded the 2008 Excellence in Partnership (EIP) award for Industry Green Contractor from the U.S. Government's General Services Administration (GSA) and the Coalition for Government Procurement. This award is presented to the vendor who has made the strongest commitment to the environment by offering environmentally-friendly products and adhering to environmentally-sound manufacturing and operating procedures.

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 $10 billion for the year ending on March 31, 2008.