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KYOCERA MITA America Earns Repeated Status As Microsoft Gold Certified Partner

Kyocera Noted for High-Reliability, Low TCO Product, With Efficiency-Minded End-User Software Solutions

FAIRFIELD, New Jersey – March 11, 2009 – Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced their continued status as a Gold Certified Partner with Microsoft. This is the third year that Kyocera has achieved such status. As a Gold Certified Partner, Kyocera has demonstrated its capabilities within the Information Workers Solutions (IWS) and Networking Infrastructure Solutions (NIS) categories of the Microsoft partner program.

Specifically, Kyocera’s competency in Information Worker Solutions demonstrates the company’s ability to expertly combine its award-winning multifunctional products and printers with the development and deployment of application services based upon Microsoft Office and Microsoft Server technologies. With Kyocera’s signature low total cost of ownership (TCO) benefits, end-users can reap additional business advantages like improved employee productivity and simplified document management, all within a secure workflow environment.

“We are pleased to reaffirm our Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program," said Peter Hendrick, vice president, Marketing at Kyocera Mita America. "Continuing to be rewarded at this level of software application and professional services expertise illustrates our commitment to solutions that improve information management, increase efficiency, and simplify customer workflow operations across organizations and businesses.”

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 utilize a special 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.

An example of this is KYOcapture, Kyocera’s server-based Document Capture Workflow Solution, which leverages Microsoft SharePoint and Windows Security. KYOcapture allows organizations to fully optimize their network and imaging needs through seamless capture, processing and routing of paper or electronic-based documents to multiple locations or management systems.

"Partners are a vital asset for the innovative development and distribution of new solutions that extend the popularity and value of the Microsoft Office system," said Chris Capossela, corporate vice president of the Information Worker Product Management Group at Microsoft. "Our certified partners, such as Kyocera, allow us to focus on delivering resources and training to our partners. For our valued partners, certification showcases both market expertise and a commitment to the advancement of new technologies for end-users.”

Launched in October 2003, the Microsoft Partner Program offers a single, integrated 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. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners gain competitive market advantage and earn a unique set of benefits, including access, training and support.

Kyocera's award winning document solutions are available through authorized Kyocera Mita America dealers. To find an authorized dealer near you, please log onto: www.kyoceramita.com/us.

ABOUT KYOCERA MITA AMERICA
Kyocera Mita America, Inc. (www.kyoceramita.com/us), 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.


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