Canon U.S.A. and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Recognize Efforts to Keep America’s Children Safe

  Canon U.S.A. and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
  Recognize Efforts to Keep America’s Children Safe

  Annual Canon Customer Appreciation Reception and Celebrity Golf Tournament
       Sponsored by Canon Helps NCMEC Raise Funds for Missing Children

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- January 11, 2013

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, hosted the annual
Canon Customer Appreciation Reception and National Center for Missing &
Exploited Children^® (NCMEC) Celebrity Golf Tournament. The event, held Jan. 9
and 10 ^ in Las Vegas, brought together sponsors and supporters to celebrate
the collaborative efforts made to protect children throughout the year.

This year’s reception was emceed by actor John O’Hurley and featured many
special guests and celebrities including John Walsh, Danny Masterson, Alice
Cooper and Kevin Sorbo. The 2013 event helped NCMEC raise over $427,000, 
making it one of the most successful fundraising efforts throughout Canon’s 16
years of sponsorship.

“We look forward to continuing the strong partnership we have forged with the
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children well into the future,” said
Joe Adachi, president and CEO, Canon U.S.A. “There is nothing more rewarding
than knowing our involvement with NCMEC helps contribute to the return of more
and more missing children to their families each year.”

“Canon has been an invaluable partner of the National Center for Missing &
Exploited Children. The company has adopted our mission of child safety and
made it their own,” said John Ryan, NCMEC CEO. “I believe that the work we are
doing together is helping families and saving lives.”

Each year, the Canon Customer Appreciation Reception and NCMEC Celebrity Golf
Tournament sponsored by Canon U.S.A. not only assists NCMEC with fundraising
efforts, but also helps to raise awareness about the issues of missing and
exploited children. Canon has proudly provided NCMEC with more than $5 million
worth of support through donated products, services and money.

Together, Canon U.S.A. and NCMEC created the Canon4Kids program. The
Canon-sponsored program works to educate the public about child safety and
missing children. Canon4Kids has donated  over 2,000 pieces of digital
photographic and imaging technology equipment to assist law enforcement
agencies throughout the United States and Puerto Rico in the recovery of
missing children.

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
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About the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children^®

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization established in 1984. Designated by Congress to serve as the
nation’s clearinghouse on issues related to missing and exploited children,
the organization operates the toll-free 24-hour national missing children’s
hotline which has handled more than 3,670,000 calls. It has assisted law
enforcement in the recovery of more than 180,000 children. The organization’s
CyberTipline has handled more than 1,714,500 reports of child sexual
exploitation and its Child Victim Identification Program has reviewed and
analyzed more than 79,018,400 child pornography images and videos. The
organization works in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office
of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. To learn more about NCMEC,
call its toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) or
visit its web site at www.missingkids.com.

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

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

Contact:

Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Editorial Contact:
Daniel Lorenzo, 516-328-5184
dlorenzo@cusa.canon.com
or
For sales information/customer support:
1-800-OK-CANON
or
Canon U.S.A. website:
http://www.usa.canon.com
or
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
703-837-6111
media@ncmec.org
 
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