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Canon U.S.A.'s Clean Earth Crew Beautifies Lakeland County Park in Islandia


MELVILLE, N.Y., September 18, 2014 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, celebrated the Company's Clean Earth Crew Campaign at Lakeland County Park in Islandia, N.Y. Approximately 150 Canon employees, family members and friends volunteered to revamp the park, which is fully accessible and designed for the disabled and their families. Participants painted picnic tables, benches and boardwalk rails; placed mulch and woodchips around the entrance signs, gazebo and trees; washed the playground area and planted new flowers throughout the park.

"The annual Clean Earth Crew event is an opportunity for Canon employees to give back to the community by improving and protecting Long Island's natural environment," said Kotaro Fukushima, senior director and general manager, Corporate Communications Division, Canon U.S.A. "This year, it is truly special and gratifying to be able to assist Lakeland County Park, which is so strongly dedicated to enhancing the lives of disabled people."

The Clean Earth Crew initiative is a testament to Canon's corporate philosophy of Kyosei, "all people, regardless of race, religion, or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future." Canon's dedication to Kyosei symbolizes the Company's commitment to protect and preserve the natural resources of our environment and the communities we work in. Since the inception of the Clean Earth Crew in 1996, Canon U.S.A. employees have volunteered thousands of hours to help maintain and preserve some of Long Island's most beautiful parks and beaches.

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 $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2013† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World?s Most Admired Companies in 2014. In 2014, 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 11th consecutive year. 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. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. 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. For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com.

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