Ricoh Adds MBM Corporation to Technology Alliance Program

West Caldwell, NJ,   May 12, 2008 — Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced MBM Corporation, a producer of world-class business shredders and state-of-the-art finishing equipment for the graphics and printing industries, is joining Ricoh’s Technology Alliance Program as a bronze member. Working with MBM supports Ricoh’s on-going commitment to align itself with partners who share in its vision and dedication to provide the best possible resources for its customers.

MBM’s primary divisions focus on security and finishing, including products such as SHREDMANä business shredders and Kutrimmer® trimmers, respectively. With identity theft affecting more than 700,000 people per year, the need for document shredders in the workplace has never been greater. MBM’s product offerings range from desk side models such as the SHREDMAN 2404 to more robust models like the SHREDMAN 2603 SMC.

MBM’s finishing solutions provide the customer with multiple options that easily integrate with Ricoh’s extensive line of products. For instance, the Ricoh customer might use a digital duplicator system but also has a need for a finishing tool such as a collator or an automatic folder. To complete the system and accent the Ricoh digital duplicator, MBM can provide the needed finishing tool. With other products such as Triumph® cutters and Sprint® booklet makers there are many ways MBM and Ricoh can present multiple product options to their customers. “MBM is continually looking for bigger and better ways to enhance the experience of our customer base,” said Ned Ginsburg, president and chief financial officer, MBM Corporation. “By officially partnering with Ricoh, we are able to best suit the needs of the customer and afford them a competitive edge.”

There are two divisions within the Alliance Program, the Strategic Alliance Program and the Technology Alliance Program. MBM Corporation has joined the Technology Alliance Program, which is comprised of third party software and hardware companies that specialize in niche solution offerings that complement Ricoh hardware and software technologies.

“Ricoh has worked with MBM for many years and we are delighted to welcome them into the Technology Alliance Program,” said Hede Nonaka, executive vice president, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “Through this alliance, Ricoh and MBM will partner to focus on dealer relations and collaborate on opportunities within the industry for the benefit of both organizations and our customers.” About MBM Corporation

Headquartered in historic Charleston, South Carolina, the MBM Corporation distributes world-class Destroyit® and SHREDMAN™ business shredders along with state-of-the-art finishing equipment for the graphics and printing industries.

MBM folders, collators, and booklet making systems provide today’s in-plant, quick print, and on-demand markets with advanced finishing solutions. Cutting edge technology such as microprocessor-based controls, LCD display panels, and sophisticated automated programs ensure the highest levels of productivity.

Superior products at competitive prices, along with the best service and technical support in the industry have made MBM the leader in paper handling equipment for over 60 years.

For more information, please contact MBM Corporation at 800-223-2508, or online at:

About Ricoh Americas Corporation Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $19.4 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions. Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.

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Russell Marchetta 

Ricoh Americas Corporation
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Rebecca Maas 

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