Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. Earns Top Channel's Choice Superior Performance Award for Ninth Time

IRVINE , California ( Mar 03, 2008 ) :

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) takes great pride in announcing that the Business Technology Association (BTA) today awarded TABS with three Channel's Choice awards - including the top Superior Performance Award - at Toshiba's 2008 National Dealer Meeting held at the Four Seasons Resort Aviara in North San Diego, Calif. In addition to earning the top honor, TABS also was presented two additional awards for excellence in Corporate Support and Distribution.

"On behalf of the volunteer leadership of the Business Technology Association, it is a privilege to extend to TABS our congratulations on the outstanding support the company provides its dealers," said Brent Hoskins, executive director, BTA. "The three Channel's Choice awards earned by Toshiba this year make them the top winner over any other manufacturer. TABS' leadership is to be commended on a job well done."

The Channel's Choice awards are based on a nationwide survey distributed to a number of independent office technology dealers, designed to recognize the best suppliers in several different performance categories.

"Toshiba is honored to have captured three of BTA's Channel's Choice awards. Being singled out by members of BTA and others is a great validation that we are providing the tools, training and services needed by today's independent dealer," said Mark Mathews, president and chief operations officer, TABS. "We are proud to support independent dealers and help them grow their business today and well into the future."

This year, BTA received 275 ballots from independent office technology dealers throughout the United States. Results were tabulated on BTA's behalf by Industry Analysts, Inc.

About The Business Technology Association

The Business Technology Association is an international organization serving dealers, value-added resellers, systems integrators, manufacturers and distributors in the office technology industry. BTA helps its members profit through a wide variety of services, including free legal counseling, benchmarking studies and reports, the latest news about trends and products in the industry, cutting-edge educational opportunities and hard-hitting publications. For more information on BTA, please visit its Web site at or call (800) 505-2821.


About Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc.

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) manages product planning, marketing, sales, service support and distribution of copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products, network controllers, and toner products throughout the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TABS has four divisions: the Electronic Imaging Division; the Toner Products Division; the Document Solutions Engineering Division; and TOPAC U.S.A., Inc., dba Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS), a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of TABS, that operates a network of wholly-owned office equipment dealers throughout the United States.

Named the most favored manufacturer nine times by the Business Technology Association (BTA), Toshiba's entire product line, customer support and marketing distribution policies are markers for the industry. Among the many other awards garnered in recent years, Toshiba was named the "Manufacturer of the Year" seven times by Marketing Research Consultants (MRC), and has twice been named to the CIO 100 for being among the top 100 "bold" (2005) and "agile" (2004) companies in the world.

TABS is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the seventh largest electronics/electrical equipment company and the world's 91st largest company in terms of sales. Ranked by Fortune magazine as the 10th Most Admired Electronics Company in the World, Toshiba Corporation is a world leader in high technology products with more than 300 major subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide. Fiscal year revenue in 2006 was approximately $60 billion.

For more information on Toshiba copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products, network controllers or toner products, or for a dealer in your area, call (800)-GO-TOSHIBA or visit the TABS Web site at