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Canon to Support International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships Moscow 2013

Official Partner of IAAF World Athletic Series

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 29, 2013 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that its parent Company, Canon Inc. is an Official Partner of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships Moscow 2013, which will take place from August 10-18, 2013. IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 is a global competition that brings together more than 2,500 athletes from approximately 200 countries and regions.

IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 Sponsor composite logo
Canon Professional Service Center
IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 Sponsor composite logo
Canon Professional Service Center

Canon will support the IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 by providing its cutting-edge products, technology and service for the following initiatives:

On-site Canon Professional Service Center

At numerous sporting competitions both in Japan and overseas, Canon has provided behind-the-scenes support to members of the press covering these events, including technical support, advice and repair services as well as loans of the latest Canon EOS system camera and lens equipment. To further improve media support at the IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013, expert staff at the on-site Canon Professional Service center will assist sports photographers from various countries and regions across the world.

Canon Special IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 website

Canon Inc. will incorporate within the Company's homepage a dedicated IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 website, which will provide information related to the Canon Professional Service center. Additionally, the site will include a link to the Canon Photo of the Day, which will be featured on the IAAF and Local Organizing Committee official websites during the competition. Through this initiative, visitors will be able to enjoy breathtaking images of the athletes in action, captured by top sports photographers using Canon cameras and lenses. Additionally, all accredited photographers covering the event will wear bibs displaying the Canon logo.

In addition to the IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013, Canon will continue to contribute to the advancement of sports through the use of Canon products and technologies at the following IAAF World Athletic Series from 2013 to 2016 as an Official Partner.

IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013: Related websites

Canon x IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 website: www.canon.com/moscow2013

IAAF official website: http://www.iaaf.org

Local Organizing Committee official website: http://www.mos2013.ru/en/

IAAF World Athletics Series: Canon Sponsorship Overview
Year Event Dates Location
2013 IAAF World Cross Country Championships Mar. 24 Bydgoszcz, Poland
IAAF World Youth Championships Jul. 10-14 Donetsk, Ukraine
IAAF World Championships Aug. 10-18 Moscow, Russia
2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships Mar. 7-9 Sopot, Poland
IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Mar. 29 Copenhagen, Denmark
IAAF World Race Walking Cup May 3-4 Taicang, P.R. of China
IAAF World Junior Championships Jul. 22-27 Eugene, OR, U.S.A.
IAAF Continental Cup Sep. 13-14 Marrakech, Morocco
2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships Mar. Guiyang, P.R. of China
IAAF World Youth Championships Jul. Cali, Colombia
IAAF World Championships Aug. 22-30 Beijing, P.R. of China
2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships Mar. TBD
IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Mar. TBD
IAAF World Race Walking Cup May TBD
IAAF World Junior Championships Jul. TBD
Note:

As an Official IAAF Partner, Canon input devices, such as cameras, lenses and video cameras, and output devices, such as copiers, multifunction devices, printers, scanners, facsimile machines and projectors, have been designated as official products of the IAAF World Athletics Series.

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 $40 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level 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 and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.

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