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Canon U.S.A. Named An MFP "Leader" In 2011 Industry Analyst Report


LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 26, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced that it has been placed in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2011 Magic Quadrant for MFPs and Printers, Worldwide report1.

"We believe Canon's position in the Leaders Quadrant reflects our commitment to developing leading-edge products and software solutions that improve the productivity of our enterprise customers. To help customers succeed in today's competitive business climate, Canon is providing document solutions that offer improved efficiency, reliability and integration with critical IT infrastructure," said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant positions vendors based on their performance across two major categories: the Ability to Execute, in which Gartner evaluates MFP and printer providers "on the quality and efficacy of the processes, systems, methods and procedures that enable their products' performance to be competitive, efficient and effective, and to positively impact revenue, retention and reputation" and the Completeness of Vision, where each provider is rated on their "understanding of how market forces can be exploited to create opportunity for the provider and for its clients."

For more information about Canon's portfolio of advanced office solutions, please visit www.usa.canon.com.

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

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

1 Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrant for MFPs and Printers, Worldwide, S. McNee, F. De Silva, 24 October 2011.