Canon U.S.A. Renews Sponsorship of Yellowstone National Park and Yellowstone Park Foundation

  Canon U.S.A. Renews Sponsorship of Yellowstone National Park and Yellowstone
  Park Foundation

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MELVILLE, N.Y. -- April 24, 2013

Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce
the renewal of the Company’s partnership with the Yellowstone National Park
and Yellowstone Park Foundation, a sponsorship that provides the funding for
innovative scientific research, support and technology for online education,
and cutting-edge products essential for the management and protection of the
park’s wildlife and ecosystems.

“Continuing our partnership with Yellowstone is a symbol of our dedication and
commitment to wildlife conservation initiatives and environmental education,”
said Bunji Yano, senior director and general manager, Corporate Communications
Division, Canon U.S.A. “Through the use of our technology, we are able to help
educate millions of people about what the park has to offer and increase
public awareness about the importance of environmental conservation.”

Initiatives of the partnership include the use of Canon products for
environmental research and educational purposes throughout Yellowstone. To
date, the partnership has given the general public the opportunity to watch
the eruption of Old Faithful Geyer from a live-streaming webcam found on the
park’s website, courtesy of a Canon NU701 camera. Under the renewed
sponsorship, a regular schedule of live ranger talks and programs at the Upper
Geyer Basin will be established and a minimum of five new web videos/podcasts
about park features and natural resources are expected to be created. Canon
products, including cameras, camcorders and binoculars will continue to be
used to assist in scientific studies, such as wolf-prey relationships and the
impact of climate change on wildlife habitats, and new field studies about
bighorn sheep and mountain goats will be launched. As data emerges from these
studies, more web videos and podcasts highlighting these findings will be made
available to the public through the park’s website.

“Canon is helping Yellowstone address the critical issue of climate change by
supporting science that is key in preserving park resources while emphasizing
education and outreach,” said Karen Bates Kress, president of Yellowstone Park
Foundation. “Canon is the largest corporate supporter for wildlife
conservation in Yellowstone and its support helps us ensure that this national
treasure remains undiminished for generations to come.”

Yellowstone National Park is located in the northwest corner of Wyoming with
parts of the park in eastern Idaho and southern Montana. It was established as
the first national park in the world in 1872. Canon has been a sponsor of
Yellowstone since 1993.

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 $40 billion in
global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall
in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s
Most Admired Companies in 2013. 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 Yellowstone Park Foundation

The Yellowstone Park Foundation (YPF) has more than 16,000 individuals,
corporations and foundations that donate to YPF each year, and has served as
Yellowstone National Park’s official fundraising partner since 1996. Its
mission is to fund projects and programs that protect, preserve, and enhance
the natural and cultural resources, and the visitor experience of the Park.
YPF has raised more than $70 million, and funded more than 250 important
projects and initiatives since its inception that include wildlife research,
cutthroat trout restoration, trail maintenance, and youth education. For more
information, please go to www.ypf.org.

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

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respective owners.

Contact:

Editorial:
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Emily Moran, 631-330-2403
emmoran@cusa.canon.com
or
Canon U.S.A. website:
http://www.usa.canon.com
or
For sales information/customer support:
1-800-OK-CANON
 
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