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Canon Placed In Leaders Quadrant Of 2011 Global Managed Print Service Report


LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 31, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging, today announced that the Company has been placed in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2011 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services Worldwide1 report.

"Canon is honored to be placed in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2011 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services," said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. "With enterprises and government customers seeking to maximize efficiencies and focus on their core areas of expertise, Canon's MPS offering leverages our robust hardware and solutions portfolio to deliver a comprehensive output management solution."

Canon's managed print services program delivers custom document management solutions incorporating the design, technology and support needs of customers serving the domestic and international markets. According to Gartner MPS "is a term for a service offered by an external service provider to optimize or manage a company's document output to certain objectives, such as driving down costs, improving efficiency and productivity, and reducing the IT support workload." Placement in the Leader Quadrant reflects the company's "Ability to Execute" and "Completeness of Vision" within the global MPS space.

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 more than $45 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks fourth overall in patent holdings in the U.S. in 2010†, and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2011. 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.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2011 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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1 Gartner, Inc.: Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services, Worldwide, Ken Weilerstein, Cecille Drew, 25 October 2011.

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

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