Ricoh named to 2012 Top 100 Global Innovators list by Thomson Reuters

    Ricoh named to 2012 Top 100 Global Innovators list by Thomson Reuters

Companies are 'at the heart of innovation' around the world

PR Newswire

MALVERN, Pa., Dec. 17, 2012

MALVERN, Pa., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Ricoh Company, Ltd. has been named
to the 2012 Top 100 Global Innovators list by Thomson Reuters, one of the
world's leading sources of intelligent information for businesses and
professionals.

The list honors 100 corporations and institutions around the world "that are
at the heart of innovation." Selection is based on four principal criteria:
overall patent volume, patent grant success rate, global reach of the
portfolio and patent influence as evidenced by citations. Ricoh published more
than 4,200 patents in the company's fiscal year ending March 31, 2012.
Overall, Ricoh currently holds more than 22,000 Japanese-issued patents and
18,000 foreign-issued patents (as of July 31, 2012).

Ricoh's sustained innovation reflects a commitment to its imagine. change. 
vision and supports its Business Information Solutions approach to addressing
customers' most pressing challenges.

Statement from Yutaka Ebi, Corporate Vice President of Ricoh and General
Manager of Legal & Intellectual Property Division:

The Ricoh Group is dedicated to innovative technological development for the
creation of a 21^st-century office environment while offering new customer
value. We strive to offer innovative products and services to customers
through our technological advances.

We are very pleased to be named as one of "Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global
Innovators." Our intellectual property is integral to how we help our
customers around the world every day. Therefore, we are committed to creating
high-value intellectual property and have made great efforts to acquire and
implement intellectual property rights that contribute to the protection and
further growth of this core asset.

The organizations listed in the 2012 Top 100 Global Innovators list
outperformed the S&P 500 by three percent in their market cap weighted revenue
(15 percent versus 12 percent), according to Thomson Reuters' financial
analysis.

"Innovation is the foundation for economic prosperity and technological
advancement," said David Brown, managing director, Thomson Reuters IP
Solutions. "Our Top 100 Global Innovator methodology demonstrates the insight
that can be gleaned from the analysis of patent data and confirms the fact
that companies focused on innovating drive growth and financial success."

The full report is available at http://www.top100innovators.com.

Methodology
The Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator methodology is based on four
principal criteria: overall patent volume, patent grant success rate, global
reach of the portfolio and patent influence as evidenced by citations. The
peer-reviewed methodology was executed using the Thomson Reuters Derwent World
Patents Index® (DWPI), Derwent Patents Citations Index™, Quadrilateral Patent
Index™, and Thomson Innovation®, the IP and intelligence collaboration
platform. Comparative financial analysis was done using the Thomson Reuters
Advanced Analytics for Deal-Making platform.

| About Ricoh |

Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment,
production print solutions, document management systems and IT services.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in more than 200 countries and
regions. In the financial year ending March 2012, Ricoh Group had worldwide
sales of 1,903 billion yen (approx. 23 billion USD).

The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and
services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh
also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial
products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional
standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.

Under its corporate tagline,imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform
the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.

For further information, please visit
www.ricoh.com/about/

© 2012 Ricoh Americas Corporation. All rights reserved. All referenced product
names are the trademarks of their respective companies.

Contact:
Linda Montefusco
Ricoh Americas Corporation
(973) 882-2172
linda.montefusco@ricoh-usa.com

Jill Searl
Brodeur Partners
(603) 559-5824
jsearl@brodeur.com

SOURCE Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Website: http://www.ricoh.com/about
 
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