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Canon U.S.A. Helps Support Communities Affected by Natural Disasters Through Arbor Day Foundation Campaign

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 22, 2015 - As a part of our commitment to environmental sustainability, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that the Company will continue its relationship with the Arbor Day Foundation by supporting its Community Tree Recovery Program, which helps to rebuild communities affected by natural disasters through the planting of trees. To date, Canon U.S.A.'s contributions to the Arbor Day Foundation have resulted in the planting of more than 300,000 trees to impacted areas throughout the United States.

"Canon believes in the importance of contributing to the communities that we work and live in to help build a better world for generations to come," said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "We are honored to continue to work with the Arbor Day Foundation on this important initiative and help improve the quality of life to the communities that have been damaged by natural catastrophes."

This year the Community Tree Recovery Program will provide relief to 10 states, including Oklahoma, New Jersey, Mississippi, Texas and Washington. Through the Canon Forest Program, which will directly support the Community Tree Recovery Program, Canon will help contribute to the planting of one tree for every eligible imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction system sold from April 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015, up to a maximum of 50,000 trees. Current imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction systems have achieved outstanding Total Energy Consumption (TEC) ratings, earned ENERGY STAR®1 ratings, and have also received various EPEAT® ratings2, which is the global registry for greener electronics.

"The Community Tree Recovery Campaign is about bringing life back to communities struck by natural disasters," said Dan Lambe, president, Arbor Day Foundation. "These trees are part of the long and important history of the people and land of the affected areas. We thank Canon for years of generous support of our nation's forests."

For more information about the communities that the Community Tree Recovery Program supports, visit: www.arborday.org/takeaction/community-tree-recovery/.

For more information about the Canon Forest Program and Canon's other environmental initiatives, visit: www.usa.canon.com/forestprogram.

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.

About Arbor Day Foundation

Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information is available at arborday.org.


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

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1 As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Canon U.S.A., Inc. has qualified these models as meeting the ENERGY STAR energy efficiency criteria through an EPA recognized certification body.

2 For a complete list of Canon office systems that are registered in EPEAT and to learn more about the registry, visit www.EPEAT.net.