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Canon Inc. Chairman & CEO Fujio Mitarai Ranked Among 100 World’s Best-Performing CEOs


MELVILLE, N.Y., November 4, 2015 Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, congratulates its parent company, Canon Inc.’s Chairman and CEO, Fujio Mitarai, on his recent recognition as one of the top 100 World’s Best-Performing CEOs in 2015 by Harvard Business Review, an esteemed business management publication. Recognizing his enduring success and leadership, Mr. Mitarai holds the number 10 spot on this year’s list, making an impressive stride from his number 45 ranking in 2014.

In addition to recognizing companies based on financial growth and stability, new to this year’s methodology, Harvard Business Review added measurement of each company’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance. This ranking, along with the measurement of each company’s financial performance, which looks at country-adjusted total shareholder return, industry-adjusted total shareholder return and change in market capitalization, calculated the final rankings. In total, Harvard Business Review evaluated the 907 CEOs included both in the S&P Global 1200 for 2014, an index that comprises 70 percent of the world’s stock market capitalization, and have been in position for at least two years.


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. 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.