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Konica Minolta Builds Momentum and Strategic Growth with SymQuest Group Acquisition

Ramsey, NJ – June 2, 2015 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc., a leader in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services today announced the acquisition of SymQuest Group.

The acquisition accelerates Konica Minolta’s rapid growth with an increased presence in targeted geographic markets. As part of the agreement, SymQuest Group’s headquarters will remain in South Burlington, Vermont and Westbrook, Maine, and will retain its 186 employees throughout various branch offices and data centers.

Konica Minolta Clover Announce Toner Partnership

RAMSEY, NJ – April 2015 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions, one of the world’s leaders in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud service, and Clover, the global leader in the recovery, refurbishment, remanufacturing and redeployment of business and electronic assets, announced today a partnership that will make Clover a strategic toner supplier for Konica Minolta.

The partnership represents an expansion of the existing relationship between the two companies to deliver greater value and service to Konica Minolta customers.

Konica Minolta Builds Up Global MPM Service Structure

Tokyo (March 27, 2015) - Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that it has built up a global structure for its Marketing Print Management (MPM) services by adding the U.S. and Japan to the existing business areas of Europe and Asia Pacific.

Konica Minolta has been providing its MPM services to marketing divisions of major global corporations. Specialists from Konica Minolta are stationed at the clients' offices to work on print production of promotional materials and run centralized management on the contents, process, quality and delivery. Through these initiatives, Konica Minolta helps the clients optimize their return on investment, and thereby contribute to revenue increase and brand enhancement of the clients.

Konica Minolta Awarded “Prime” Status by Oekom Research for Corporate Social Responsibility

Tokyo (February 24, 2015) - Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded Prime Status by the Germany-based oekom research AG (oekom) in its 2015 Corporate Rating as one of global leading companies for corporate social responsibility within the industry segment of electronic device and appliance. The company has maintained Prime Status for five years since 2011.

Known as one of the world’s leading rating agencies for its internationally-acclaimed researches in sustainable investment and sustainability ratings, oekom has been evaluating companies around the world through its original Corporate Rating with a comprehensive set of criteria in terms of social and environmental measures. A company is given Prime Status if it ranks among the best companies in the same industry segment in the overall rating.

Konica Minolta Awarded RobecoSAM Gold Class: Leading the Sector for Environmental & Economic Dimensions Including Innovation Management

Tokyo (February 19, 2015) - Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) has been awarded RobecoSAM Gold Class, a global distinction for corporate sustainability.

RobecoSAM, based in Switzerland, is the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing. RobecoSAM invites over 3,000 of the world’s largest companies to participate in the Corporate Sustainability Assessment. Results are analyzed in terms of economic, environmental and social issues with a focus on long-term value creation. Recently RobecoSAM has released its annual “Sustainability Yearbook 2015” in which 69 companies are ranked as Gold Class. Five Japanese companies including Konica Minolta are awarded Gold Class. Among the Computers & Peripherals and Office Electronics sector, Konica Minolta is the only Japanese company as Gold Class.

Konica Minolta Ranked First Place at the 18th Nikkei Environmental Management Survey

Tokyo (January 30, 2015) -- Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce that it was ranked first place in the overall manufacturing sector at the 18th Environmental Management Survey conducted by Nikkei Inc.

The annual survey assesses environmental management of Japanese companies and recognizes initiatives toward sustainability in terms of both environment and business management. 1,729 manufacturers were invited to the survey and 419 companies responded.

BLI Announces Additional Winter 2015 Pick Awards

Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) has announced the winners of its most coveted awards in the Printer/MFP category, selecting Hewlett-Packard (HP) as the winner of its 2015 Color Printer/MFP Line of the Year and Samsung Electronics Co. Inc., as the winner of its 2015 Monochrome Printer/MFP Line of the Year.

Bestowed once a year by BLI, Line of the Year awards honor the manufacturers whose product lines are determined to be the best overall in their category based on the cumulative test results of all models tested in BLI's rigorous two-month laboratory evaluation. The selections are made by BLI's staff of technicians and editors after subjecting scores of devices from every major OEM to BLI's exhaustive, comprehensive lab tests.

Konica Minolta Develops FD-9, World’s Fastest*1 Auto-Scanning Spectrophotometer, Bringing Improved Accuracy in Color Management to Users in the Printing Industry

Tokyo (January 20, 2015) - Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that it has developed the FD-9, an auto-scanning spectrophotometer capable of measuring a standard color chart, commonly used in the printing industry for profile creation, at the fastest speed in the world*1. This model will be launched worldwide in the summer of 2015, with repair and calibration services conveniently available at Konica Minolta’s five business centers located around the world.

Konica Minolta’s A4 Color MFP Receives BLI Winter 2014 Pick Award

Tokyo (January 16, 2015) -- Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI)*1, a U.S.-based independent test lab with the focus on office document equipment and solution products, has awarded the company recognition for its bizhub series of multi-functional peripherals (MFPs) in several categories in BLI’s Winter 2015 Pick Awards*2.

Konica Minolta has been awarded Winter 2015 Pick for the bizhub C3350 in the A4 color category, following the five MFPs*3 recognized with Summer 2014 Picks last July. Additionally, the bizhub C3350 and the A4 monochrome MFP bizhub 4750 have received Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency*4 awards for their excellent energy performance.

Konica Minolta Enhances Production Print Direct Sales in Brazil, Acquiring Milsul with High Market Share in Two Southern States

Tokyo (January 7, 2015) -- Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that it is launching initiatives to enhance direct sales and customer support network in Brazil, including its business technologies sales subsidiary, Konica Minolta Business Solutions do Brasil Ltda. (Konica Minolta BR), for the fast-growing Production Print (PP) sector in the country. As the first step, Konica Minolta BR has acquired Rio Grande do Sul-based Milsul Comercio Importacao e Exportacao Ltda (Milsul), a major local dealer with high market share in the two southern states of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Caterina. Milsul functions as Konica Minolta BR’s subsidiary and a foothold for further business expansion in the PP sector in Brazil.

Konica Minolta has been investing not only in the advanced primary markets in Japan, the U.S. and Europe in the PP field, as a strong player in the color PP, but also in its business development in the emerging markets.

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