Canon Honored with Buyers Laboratory LLC Line of the Year Award for Energy Efficiency

  Canon Honored with Buyers Laboratory LLC Line of the Year Award for Energy
  Efficiency

Business Wire

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. -- December 10, 2012

In recognition of outstanding environmental performance, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a
leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the Company’s A3 line of
multifunction products featuring imageRUNNER and imageRUNNER ADVANCE models
has been named the Buyers Laboratory LLC 2013 (BLI) Line of the Year for
Energy Efficiency. Buyers Lab, with a database covering over 16,000 products,
is the leading independent office-equipment testing lab and business consumer
advocate.

To qualify for the award, devices had to achieve energy consumption rates of
35 percent or more below the competitive average. Canon’s A3 line of products
consistently achieved levels of energy consumption significantly lower than
the industry average ranging from 37 to 62 percent below competitor averages.
Many of the Canon models tested feature additional energy saving features
including toner-save mode, automatic duplexing functionality and the ability
to fax or scan documents without having the device completely warmed up.

“Canon is extremely honored to be the recipient of this prestigious award from
Buyers Laboratory,” said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager,
Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. “We are proud to be
recognized for providing our customers with high-performance and quality
products while at the same time helping to reduce energy consumption.”

This is not the first time Canon has positioned itself as an industry leader
in providing highly energy-efficient products. Canon has won 18 BLI
“Outstanding Achievement” awards for energy efficiency to-date, which is more
than any other vendor. For this year, the Canon models tested include
imageRUNNER ADVANCE monochrome and color devices ranging from 20 pages per
minute to 75 pages per minute.

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. With approximately $45.6 billion in
global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall
in U.S. patents registered in 2011† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s
Most Admired Companies in 2012. In 2012, 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 ninth consecutive year, and for
camcorders for the past two years. 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. 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.

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

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their
respective owners.

About Buyers Laboratory

Since 1961, Buyers Lab has been the leading independent office-equipment
testing lab and business consumer advocate. In addition to publishing the
industry's most comprehensive and accurate test reports on office document
imaging devices, each representing months of exhaustive hands-on testing in
BLI's US and UK laboratories, the company has been the leading source for
extensive databases of specifications and pricing on copiers, printers, fax
machines and multifunctional products. The company's databases cover over
13,000 products and have a long-standing reputation for being the industry's
most trustworthy and complete source for global competitive intelligence. They
are available to BLI subscribers online via the company's bliQ competitive
information service. This encyclopedic resource also provides quick and easy
access to BLI's First Look Reports, Field Test Reports, Lab Test Reports,
Solutions Reports, and BLI-produced articles.

In addition to the testing of office equipment for its subscribers, Buyers Lab
provides consulting services to buyers and a vast array of confidential
for-hire private testing services that include document imaging device beta
and pre-launch testing, performance certification testing, consumables testing
(such as toner, ink and photoconductors), software solutions and print media
testing (including virgin and recycled papers).

For more information on Buyers Lab, please call (201) 488-0404, visit
www.buyerslab.com, or e-mail info@buyerslab.com.

Contact:

Canon U.S.A. website:
http://www.usa.canon.com
or
Editorial:
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Daniel Lorenzo, 516-328-5184
dlorenzo@cusa.canon.com
 
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