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Canon Recognized As One Of The World's Most Admired Companies In 2012

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 30, 2012 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that it has once again earned placement in Fortune Magazine's 2012 World's Most Admired Companies list. For 2012, Canon achieved the number-five position in the computer industry, while also earning the number-two position in the Asia/Pacific region, moving up two spots from last year.

"It is an honor to receive this prestigious recognition from a distinguished publication such as Fortune," said Bunji Yano, senior director and general manager, Corporate Communications, Canon U.S.A. "Canon U.S.A. has focused on creating a sustainable and reliable brand providing innovation and value proposition through a culture of constant collaboration with a variety of constituents, including employees, customers, partners and our communities. It is enormously gratifying to see our corporate culture being recognized once again by being ranked as one of Fortune's most admired companies."

Fortune magazine's Most Admired List is considered the definitive report card on corporate reputation, and this year surveyed a total of 698 companies from 32 countries. Criteria such as investment and social responsibility were reflective of the results, and companies that have consistently outperformed their peers were those that demonstrated a commitment to achieving success through people (creating the right conditions for employees to thrive), and placing a high value on leadership and talent (strong emphasis on growth and development opportunities).

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.


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

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