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Canon to Join the Rugby World Cup Commercial Family for New Zealand 2021 and France 2023


MELVILLE, NY, July 6, 2022Canon Inc. announced today that the company will serve as a Worldwide Partner for Rugby World Cup 2021, which will take place in New Zealand from October 8 to November 12, 2022* and Official Supplier for Rugby World Cup 2023, which will take place in France from September 8 to October 28, 2023.

With the aim of promoting further development of the rugby world, Canon has become a Worldwide Partner of Rugby World Cup 2021 in New Zealand (9th Women’s edition). Canon has also signed a contract to become Official Imaging Supplier of Rugby World Cup France 2023 (10th Men’s edition).

This latest agreement marks Canon’s involvement for the third consecutive Rugby World Cup having previously sponsored Rugby World Cup 2015 in England, and Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. In addition, and for the first time, this new sponsorship establishes Canon as a Worldwide Partner of the women’s tournament, further supporting the advancement of gender equality in rugby.

As a Worldwide Partner of Rugby World Cup 2021 and Official Imaging Supplier of Rugby World Cup 2023, Canon offers the full support of its diverse businesses, ranging from products and solutions—including cameras, lenses, video camcorders, network cameras and medical equipment. As with other sporting competitions in the past, both in Japan and overseas, Canon will provide behind-the-scenes support services to members of the press covering Rugby World Cups 2021 and 2023, including camera and lens maintenance services and product loans, to enable the best possible capture of the top-class athletes competing at the zenith of their sport.

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

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 markets. With approximately $30.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), as of 2021 has ranked in the top-five overall in U.S. patents granted for 36 consecutive years and was one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2022. Canon U.S.A. was featured in Newsweek’s Most Loved Workplaces list for 2021, ranking among the top 100 companies for employee happiness and satisfaction at work. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. 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.

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