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Canon U.S.A. And The National Center For Missing & Exploited Children Kick Off 2015 With A Red Carpet Event To Celebrate Child Safety Efforts

The 16th Annual Canon Appreciation Reception and NCMEC Celebrity Golf Tournament Sponsored by Canon Helps Support Child Safety Efforts


LAS VEGAS, January 9, 2015 - Continuing their commitment to protecting children, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children,® hosted the 16th annual red carpet Canon Appreciation Reception and sponsored the NCMEC Celebrity Golf Tournament in Las Vegas on Jan. 7 and 8. With Canon's support, NCMEC raised over $385,597 at the events, which will directly benefit the organization's mission of finding missing children and the prevention of child abduction and exploitation.

"Canon is committed to working with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to help prevent future missing children cases," said Joe Adachi, chairman and CEO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Through our partnership, we have helped educate others about the importance of using imaging products such as digital cameras and printers to help recover missing children. We look forward to our continued success in raising awareness and supporting this important cause."

"A photo is one of the most critical tools for law enforcement to have in the search for a missing child and Canon has helped us reach thousands of families across the country with that important message," said John Ryan, president and CEO, NCMEC. "We are grateful to Canon for standing with us for nearly 20 years in the fight to make children safer."

Since 1997, Canon U.S.A. and NCMEC have collaborated to educate the public about the growing issue of child abduction. The Canon4Kids program, a partnership between Canon U.S.A. and NCMEC, donates products to help law enforcement quickly disseminate photos and information about missing children, and educates parents about tips for taking and maintaining updated photos of their kids. To date, Canon has donated over 2,000 pieces of digital photographic and imaging technology equipment to assist law enforcement agencies throughout the United States and Puerto Rico in the recovery of missing children.

For more information about the Canon4Kids program, visit usa.canon.com/Canon4Kids.

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 to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. 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.

About the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is the leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working with law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them on issues relating to missing and sexually exploited children. Authorized by Congress to serve as the nation's clearinghouse on these issues, NCMEC operates a hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678), and has assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 199,000 children. NCMEC also operates the CyberTipline, a mechanism for reporting child pornography, child sex trafficking and other forms of child sexual exploitation. Since it was created in 1998, more than 3 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation have been received, and more than 131 million suspected child pornography images have been reviewed. NCMEC works in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. To learn more about NCMEC, visit www.missingkids.com. Follow NCMEC on Twitter and like NCMEC on Facebook.

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

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From left to right: Alice Cooper and Richard Burgi at the Canon Appreciation Reception