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KYOCERA Announces New Consumer Products Division

New Business Unit integrates the Advanced Ceramic Cutlery and Kitchenware Product Line of Kyocera Tycom Corporation into Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation

Costa Mesa, CA – October 1, 2013 – Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation today
introduced its new Consumer Products Division, a new business unit combining the
strengths of the Application Products Division of Kyocera Tycom Corporation (KTC) and
Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation (KICC).

The integration of the Application Products Division of KTC into KICC will optimize the
strengths of both organizations and facilitate the expansion of Kyocera’s North
American Advanced Ceramic cutlery and kitchenware business. The combined
enterprise will streamline the operations for greater efficiencies while positioning the
new Consumer Products Division of KICC for continued growth and success.

Kyocera customers and business partners can expect even higher levels of service with
no changes in daily operations. Sales, marketing and resharp services will continue to
operate from Kyocera’s Costa Mesa, CA facility, while order fulfillment and inventory
have been relocated to Kyocera’s distribution center in Fremont, CA.

Kyocera recently announced a major milestone: over 10 million advanced ceramic
knives shipped globally. A pioneer in advanced ceramic cutlery, Kyocera offers superior
quality, service and selection with its collection of over 80 high-performance ceramic
knives and kitchen tools.

The new Consumer Products Division will expand its product portfolio with multiple
introductions in time for the upcoming holiday season.
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For information about Kyocera’s Consumer Products Division products, please contact:

Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation
Consumer Products Division
Attn: Denise Bernstein
3565 Cadillac Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 714-428-3704

Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation (, headquartered in
Hendersonville, NC, specializes in applying advanced ceramic materials and
components to solve the most demanding engineering challenges. It is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc. of San Diego, the North American holding
company for Kyocera Corporation.

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO) (TOKYO: 6971) (, the
parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a
producer of fine ceramics (also known as “advanced ceramics”). By combining these
engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other
technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of advanced ceramic
components, cutting tools, semiconductor packages, electronic devices, solar power
generating systems, printers, copiers, mobile phones and telecommunications
equipment. During the year ended March 31, 2013, the company’s net sales totaled
1.28 trillion yen (approx. USD13.6 billion)