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Canon Named One of America's Best Employers By Forbes

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 13, 2015 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that the Company has been named to the first-ever "America's Best Employers" list by Forbes. Canon placed 22 out of 25 in the "Semiconductors, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Technology Hardware and Equipment" category, and 464 out of 503 on the overall list - the list was developed from a survey of over 20,000 professionals i.

"Canon is honored to be recognized as a top employer in the U.S.," said Joe Adachi, chairman and CEO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Our corporate culture is built on the philosophy of Kyosei, where all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously live and work together into the future. We value the expertise and loyalty of our employees. Their many contributions to our success have allowed us to grow and develop innovative technologies and solutions that will be used for generations to come."

Forbes' Methodology

The Forbes ranking was conducted from an online survey of over 20,000 American workers at large U.S. companies, nonprofit institutions such as hospitals, government agencies, and U.S. divisions of multinationals, where they were asked their opinions on their employers and others in their industry. Forbes partnered with Statista to evaluate the data and identified 3,500 employers that had a statistically relevant result. From that pool, the top 500 companies made the list and were placed into 27 industry categories, including retail and wholesale, education, and banking and financial services.

The Forbes America's Best Employers list can be found at Forbes.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 to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2014† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2015. 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.


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

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i Over 20,000 employees at U.S. companies with at least 2,500 people were surveyed for the America's Best Employers List. The survey was conducted with global digital data collection partners who use technology and sampling methodologies to facilitate a deep understanding of consumer opinions and behavior. Participation in the survey was voluntary, and respondents were recruited from thousands of sources to maximize reach and representation. The mix of respondents (gender, age, region, educational level, and ethnicity) in the sample represents American employees.