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Approximately 50 Children Celebrate "Take Your Child To Work Day" In Canon Style


LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 26, 2012 – For the 17th consecutive year, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will host approximately 50 children, ages 7-11, for a day of fun and educational activities as part of the national "Take Your Child to Work Day." Originally created to expose career options and build self-confidence, the event serves to show children the value of education and to begin discovering their future options. Children of employees will have an opportunity to visit the workplace and learn about the company, different products and technologies, and various careers at Canon U.S.A.

"It gives us great joy to offer our staff the opportunity to share their work experience with their children," said Bunji Yano, senior director and general manager, Corporate Communications, Canon U.S.A. "Take Your Child To Work Day provides children with an inside look at what their parents do when they go to work. We are excited to be able to help raise awareness of real-world business scenarios in a fun and interactive way for the children, while at the same time exposing them to our philosophy of helping to create a better world for future generations."

One of the first experiences that children in attendance will have is the opportunity to exchange business cards amongst one other. Once all of the children have met each other, they will take part in events such as a discussion on what they want to be when they grow up, the power of going green, group photos and a live animal show. Lunch will be enjoyed with parents and the new "co-workers."

For the past 17 years, "Take Your Child to Work Day" has brought individuals, families and organizations closer, and has expanded opportunities for millions of around the world. The program not only offers an unparalleled opportunity for parents and mentors to show their kids what they do in their daily lives, further creating and developing bonds within the family, but also reinforces the value of education and assists children with envisioning their future goals.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2011† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2012. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. 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/rss.

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† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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