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KYOCERA Named Supplier of the Year by JDSU

Top Honor at JDSU Supplier Day given for outstanding global support

San Diego – April 30, 2015 - Kyocera America, Inc. announced today that the CCOP segment of JDSU named Kyocera as its Supplier of the Year, the highest honor given at JDSU CCOP's Supplier Day in San Jose, CA, April 1, 2015. Kyocera was recognized for excellence in the areas of quality, cost, technology, schedule flexibility and productivity, in addition to overall robust support that consistently exceeded expectations in support of JDSU's global operational success.

"Kyocera winning the JDSU CCOP Supplier of the Year award is very well deserved," stated Craig Cocchi, Senior Vice President of Operations for JDSU. "Kyocera consistently delivers excellent results in all key performance areas critical to our success, including best in class quality, strong design and engineering support, competitive costs, and worldwide customer support. In addition, Kyocera's innovative technology and broad product portfolio are well aligned with JDSU's critical requirements for its next generation products. We are very pleased to recognize Kyocera's performance with this award."

JDSU innovates and collaborates with customers to build and operate the world's highest-performing and highest-value communications networks. The company's diverse technology portfolio also fights counterfeiting and enables high-powered commercial lasers for a range of applications.

Kyocera supplies high-reliability, hermetically sealed kovar/ceramic electro-optical packaging, ceramic submounts and receptacles in support of JDSU's optical communications products, which enable flexible, intelligent datacom and telecom networks. Continued technological breakthroughs in optical communications, supported by JDSU transceivers and Kyocera components, enable faster data throughput rates that ultimately allow consumers to enjoy high-quality, reliable telecommunications, movie downloads, and data-intensive applications with ease.

"Kyocera's commitment to continuous improvement and customer responsiveness enables us to forge strong customer relationships, such as the one we enjoy with JDSU," said Bob Whisler, president of Kyocera America, Inc. "Being named JDSU CCOP's Supplier of the Year inspires us to continue providing the high-level ‘Customer First' technological and engineering support that is central to Kyocera's mission, while acknowledging that there is always room for further and significant improvement."

About Kyocera

San Diego-based Kyocera America, Inc. provides high-reliability ceramic and organic packages, complex modules, and contract assembly services for numerous electronics markets and applications, with customers in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc., 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 (or “advanced”) ceramics. Kyocera specializes in combining these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other technologies to produce microelectronic packages and substrates, electronic components, cutting tools, industrial components, solar power generating systems, printers, copiers, and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2015, the company’s net sales totaled 1.53 trillion yen (approx. US$12.7 billion). Kyocera appears on the latest listing of the “Top 100 Global Innovators” by Thomson Reuters, and is ranked #531 on Forbes magazine’s current “Global 2000” listing of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.