Ricoh Americas awarded the national U.S. Communities contract for multifunction products and document services

      Ricoh Americas awarded the national U.S. Communities contract for
                 multifunction products and document services

Approximately 90,000 state and local agencies can enjoy benefits of
cooperative buying power through contract with lead public agency Fairfax
County, VA.

PR Newswire

MALVERN, Pa., June 4, 2013

MALVERN, Pa., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Ricoh Americas Corporation today
announced it has been awarded a multi-year contract to supply multifunction
products (MFPs) and related services to participants in the U.S. Communities
Government Purchasing Alliance. Fairfax County, VA., served as the lead agency
and awarded Ricoh the contract after carefully evaluating proposals from other

The exclusive contract gives more than 90,000 public sector entities such as
state agencies, local governments, special districts, school districts, and
public and nonprofit higher education institutions access to Ricoh's devices
and services.

This new agreement combines Ricoh's award-winning lineup of printing
technology with the strength of Ricoh's industry-leading services. Public
sector clients now have access to a publicly-solicited cooperative agreement
that can provide them with new strategies to manage print fleets, improve
information flows, create more sustainable printing environments and help
reduce operational costs.

The Ricoh services include:

  oRicoh Managed Document Services;
  oOn-site managed services;
  oProactive IT and network services;
  oProfessional and consulting services; and
  oDigital conversion of paper back files.

"Ricoh was selected in a competitive solicitation process based on their
proposal, offering a compelling services-led approach to assist public
entities in transforming business processes and finding areas of cost
savings," said Cathy Muse, CPPO; Director/Purchasing Agent, Department of
Purchasing & Supply Management, Fairfax County, VA. "We are excited that
Fairfax County is able to provide the contract vehicle for this powerful
offering on a nation-wide basis."

For more information, visit

About U.S. Communities

U.S. Communities™ Government Purchasing Alliance is a nonprofit government
purchasing cooperative that assists local and state government agencies,
school districts (K-12), higher education, and nonprofits in reducing the cost
of purchased goods through pooling the purchasing power of public agencies
nationwide. This is accomplished through competitively solicited contracts for
quality products through lead public agencies. For more information, visit

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 about 200 countries and
regions. In the financial year ending March 2013, Ricoh Group had worldwide
sales of 1,924 billion yen (approx. 20 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

© 2013 Ricoh Americas Corporation. All rights reserved. All referenced product
names are the trademarks of their respective companies.

John Greco
Ricoh Americas Corporation
(973) 882-2023

Jill Searl
Brodeur Partners
(603) 559-5824

SOURCE Ricoh Americas Corporation

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