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Canon As Official IAAF Partner Supports IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 Through Various Activities


MELVILLE, N.Y., August 7, 2015 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that its parent company, Canon Inc., is an Official Partner of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships Beijing 2015 and will provide support for the event through a range of activities. The IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 begins on August 22 and is a global competition that will bring together more than 2,000 athletes from over 200 countries and territories.

As an Official Partner of IAAF, Canon will sponsor a total of 15 IAAF World Athletics Series events from 2013 to 2016. The previous Championships, held in Moscow in 2013, were broadcasted in 192 countries and regions, and attracted strong interest from a wide international television audience.

At the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015, Canon will display the Company's logo on signage within the venue, provide support through its products, technologies and services, and carry out a range of related activities, including those listed below.

On-site camera service center for photographers covering the competition

At numerous sporting competitions both in Japan and overseas, Canon will assist members of the press covering these events with technical support, advice and repair services, as well as loans of the latest Canon EOS camera and lens equipment. At the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015, expert Canon staff at the on-site camera service center will assist the many sports photographers from various countries and regions across the world. All accredited photographers covering the event will wear bibs displaying the Canon logo.

Canon IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 special website

Canon will incorporate within the Canon Inc. homepage a dedicated IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 website that provides a range of tournament-related information, including competition schedules and major attractions. Additionally, the site will include a link to the Canon Photo of the Day, where one image per day will be carefully selected from among the many captured daily during the event and will be featured on the IAAF official website during the competition. Visitors will be able to enjoy breathtaking images of the athletes in action, captured by top sports photographers supported by the outstanding imaging performance of Canon cameras and lenses.

Canon will continue contributing to the advancement of sports through the use of Canon products and technologies.

IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015: Related websites

Canon x IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 website: www.canon.com/beijing2015

IAAF official website: www.iaaf.org

IAAF World Athletics Series: Canon Sponsorship Overview

Year Event Dates Location
2013 IAAF World Cross Country Championships Mar. 24 Bydgoszcz, Poland
IAAF World Youth Championships Jul. 10-14 Donetsk, Ukraine
IAAF World Championships Aug. 10-18 Moscow, Russia
2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships Mar. 7-9 Sopot, Poland
IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Mar. 29 Copenhagen, Denmark
IAAF World Race Walking Cup May 3-4 Taicang, P.R. of China
IAAF World Junior Championships Jul. 22-27 Eugene, OR, U.S.A.
IAAF Continental Cup Sep. 13-14 Marrakech, Morocco
2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships Mar. 28 Guiyang, P.R. of China
IAAF World Youth Championships Jul. 15-19 Cali, Colombia
IAAF World Championships Aug. 22-30 Beijing, P.R. of China
2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships Mar. 18-20 Portland, OR, U.S.A
IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Mar. 26 Cardiff, England
IAAF World Race Walking Cup May 7-8 Cheboksary, Russia
IAAF World Junior Championships Jul. 19-24 Kazan, Russia

Note: As an Official IAAF Partner, Canon input devices, such as cameras, lenses and video cameras, and output devices, such as copy machines, office multifunction devices, printers, scanners, facsimile machines and projectors, have been designated as official products of the IAAF World Athletics Series.

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.

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

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