Sharp® Awards $100,000 of Technology Products to Coleman School District as Part of 100th Anniversary Celebration

 Sharp® Awards $100,000 of Technology Products to Coleman School District as
                    Part of 100th Anniversary Celebration

PR Newswire

MAHWAH, N.J., Jan. 17, 2013

MAHWAH, N.J., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Sharp Imaging and Information
Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, has
announced the company's Centennial School Contest winner. As part of the
company's 100 year celebration, Sharp held a contest open to all K-12
accredited schools in the United States. The prize: $100,000 of state of the
art Sharp products for the school's classrooms, including interactive
displays, copier/printers, professional projectors, calculators, LCD TVs and
air purifiers.

Coleman School District of Coleman, WI, was selected from an overwhelming
number of outstanding submissions that Sharp received. "After reviewing the
district's submission and watching their video, we knew we had found our
winner," said Doug Albregts, President of SIICA. "Coleman's response
demonstrated the district's need for advanced technology, as well as their
understanding of how Sharp's products could enhance the learning experience of
their students."

Coincidentally, like Sharp, Coleman also celebrated their 100th anniversary in
2012. "What a great way for all of us to celebrate," said Coleman School
District Superintendent, Brian Walters. "We are in desperate need of updated
technology in all of our classrooms. Budget cuts have made keeping up with
technological advancements a real struggle. This award from Sharp will benefit
our students tremendously. At the end of the day, what we do here as educators
is all about them. We couldn't be happier or more excited for the future."

This award is a true testament to Sharp's commitment to future generations.
David Alai, Corporate Vice President, commented on the announcement, "As we
celebrate our achievements over the past century, we are continuing to look
ahead for opportunities to make the next one hundred years even better, not
only for Sharp but also for the next generation of citizens. At Sharp, we are
strong supporters of education and know this worthy cause will contribute
greatly to the success of Coleman School District and its students for years
to come."

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America is a division of Sharp
Electronics Corporation, the U.S. sales and marketing subsidiary of Sharp
Corporation, Osaka, Japan. For more information about the complete line of
Sharp workgroup document systems, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, Sharp
Plaza, Mahwah, N.J., 07495-1163. For online product information, visit

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About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp
Electronics Corporation, markets the advanced, color MX Series multifunction
printers (MFP) systems that help companies manage workflow efficiently and
increase productivity. Sharp^® MFPs feature the Sharp OSA^® development
platform, which seamlessly integrates network applications to create a
personalized MFP that can meet virtually any business need, and Scan^2
technology, which scans two-sided documents in a single pass to enhance
scanning reliability and preserve document integrity. To keep documents safe
from unauthorized users, Sharp is a leader in the MFP industry in security by
offering the most secure suite of MFP applications.

About Sharp Electronics Corporation

Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp
Corporation. Sharp is a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home
entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office
solutions, solar energy solutions, LED lighting and mobile communication and
information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS^® Quattron™ LCD televisions,
AQUOS BOARD™ interactive display systems, SharpVision^® projectors, Insight^®
Microwave Drawer^® ovens, Notevision^® multimedia projectors and
Plasmacluster^® air purifiers.

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