Canon U.S.A. Announces New Leader of Its Imaging Systems Group

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 1, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced that Tamotsu "Ted" Nakamura will become Executive Vice President and General Manager of Canon U.S.A.'s Imaging Systems Group, effective today. Mr. Nakamura succeeds Ryoichi Bamba, who transferred from Canon U.S.A. to become President and Chief Executive Officer of Canon Europe.



Mr. Nakamura joins Canon U.S.A. from Canon Canada, where he was President and Chief Executive Officer since 2001. Prior to Canon Canada, Mr. Nakamura was President of Canon Mexicana S. de R.L., de C.V. He joined the Canon family in 1984 and has held various planning, marketing and management positions throughout the Company over the years, including positions with the Canon Electronic Typewriter Division and Canon Business Machines, Inc.



According to Joe Adachi, president and chief executive officer, Canon U.S.A., "Canon Canada achieved record revenue each and every year under Mr. Nakamura's leadership. He brings a wealth of experience to his new responsibilities leading our U.S. business and office products team as it enters a new era of growth and prosperity."



Discussing Mr. Bamba's departure from Canon U.S.A., Mr. Adachi said, "During his 17 years at Canon U.S.A., Mr. Bamba has distinguished himself as an exceptional business leader, and his numerous accomplishments have been major contributors to our success. He has gained the respect and friendship of all with whom he has come into contact, and he will be greatly missed."



About Canon U.S.A., Inc.


Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranking third overall in the U.S. in 2007†, with global revenues of $34.9 billion, is listed as one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies in America and is on the 2007 BusinessWeek list of "Top 100 Brands." To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/pressroom.


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† IFI Patent Intelligence Press Release, January 2008