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Canon U.S.A. Vice President Ana Tavares Honored as Financial Executive of the Year

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 5, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Ana C. Tavares, vice president of Finance & Accounting, will be this year’s recipient of the Institute of Management Accountants’ (IMA) Long Island chapter’s Milton Zipper Financial Executive of the Year Award.  This honor is awarded to those individuals on Long Island who have made outstanding achievements in the field of finance and have dedicated themselves to supporting the Long Island business community. Tavares will be presented with the award at a special ceremony held by the IMA at the Woodbury Country Club on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

“Ana is an essential member of our finance team and has done so much for Canon since joining three years ago,” said Yoshinori Shimono, senior vice president of finance and accounting, Canon U.S.A. Inc. “We are very proud of her accomplishments and know that her best work is still on the horizon. Congratulations on this well-deserved honor.”

In her role as vice president of Finance and Accounting for Canon U.S.A., Ana Tavares serves as the Company’s corporate controller for the Americas. Prior to joining Canon, Ana brought with her international experience focusing on global business services, working with various financial firms in locations such as Malaysia, Canada and Latin America. Born in Portugal, Tavares earned a post-graduate in International Commerce from Universidade Lusiada, and a Masters in Accounting from Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração de Lisboa, ISCAL. She is currently based out of Canon U.S.A.’s headquarters in Melville, New York.

The Milton Zipper Financial Executive of the Year award has been presented annually since 1989 by the Long Island chapter of the IMA. The winner is selected by former presidents of the Long Island IMA chapter based off of the strong qualifications of Long Island’s top business leaders. The IMA is a worldwide organization with members in 41 different countries with 300 professional and student chapters that consist of over 80,000 members all together from the public and private sectors, as well as education and not-for-profit organizations. The IMA seeks to help their members strengthen their professional skills and network with others in their field.

For more information on the Long Island chapter of the IMA and the Milton Zipper Financial Executive of the Year Award, please visit http://longisland.imanet.org/.

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 2015† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. 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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Ana Tavares, vice president of Finance & Accounting, Canon U.S.A., Inc.