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Canon And The New York Islanders Agree To A New Two-Year Sponsorship Agreement


LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., November 23, 2010 – Long Island residents will once again see a familiar logo around the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum as Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced it has agreed to extend its sponsorship with the New York Islanders for an additional two years.

"As a Long Island based company, we are proud to extend our relationship with the New York Islanders and continue building strong roots in the Long Island community," commented Bunji Yano, senior director and general manager, Corporate Communications, Canon U.S.A.

As part of the new, two-year agreement with the Islanders, the Canon brand will be prominently displayed via an in-ice logo near center ice and exclusive logo placement behind both the home and visitor benches. The Canon brand will also be promoted through the team's "Fan Cam" and Fan Photo Program during all regular season home games.

"Having a business partner like Canon is immeasurable in the sports world," said Justin Johnson, Islanders senior vice president of Corporate Partnerships. "A partnership between two powerful organizations like the Islanders and Canon strengthens both brands immensely and we're thrilled to continue this great, long-running deal."

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. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranked fourth overall in the U.S. in 2009†, with global revenues of US $35 billion and is listed as number six in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies 2010 list. 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. At Canon, we care because caring is essential to living together in harmony. Founded upon a corporate philosophy of Kyosei – "all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future" – Canon U.S.A. supports a number of social, youth, educational and other programs, including environmental and recycling initiatives. Additional information about these programs can be found at www.usa.canon.com/kyosei. 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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