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Olympus Band Wins Spot in Finals of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Battle of the Corporate Bands

Olympus Band Wins Spot in Finals of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Battle of the
                               Corporate Bands

All-Employee Band to Promote Music Education and Community Outreach

PR Newswire

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., June 11, 2013

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Olympus, a precision
technology leader in designing and delivering innovative opto-digital
solutions in healthcare, life science and consumer electronics products,
announced today that the Company's all-employee band, "Peripheral Vision", has
advanced to the final round of the 13^th Annual FORTUNE Battle of the
Corporate Bands. The band performed against other bands across the U.S. and
will compete for the title on September 28^th at the Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame and Museum in Cleveland, OH.

The Battle of the Corporate Bands is held each year to salute the best
amateur, company-sponsored bands. The goal of the national competition is to
promote music education and all event proceeds will benefit the Rock Hall's
educational activities. The program is presented through a partnership with
FORTUNE magazine, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), and the
Rock Hall, and is sponsored by Gibson Guitars, Chancellor University and
Panasonic Automotive.

The Peripheral Vision band is comprised of:

  oPaul Franceschini, Informational Technology – Lead/Rhythm Guitar
  oJohn Saggese Procurement, Travel and Fleet – Bass/Background Vocals
  oJohn Nienstedt, Quality Assurance – Lead/Background Vocals
  oStefanie Johnson, Collections – Lead/Background Vocals and
  oDennis Sheridan, Web Development – Keyboards/Background Vocals
  oBill Flynn, Finance & Operations – Drums
  oKen Kanzler, Finance & Operations – Saxophone

"Olympus is very proud of its band members for their hard work and dedication
to promoting the benefits of music which has been shown to increase employee
morale and improve productivity in the workplace," said Hidenao Tsuchiya,
President of Olympus Corporation of the Americas. "The all-employee band is a
great example of how we strive to support the talents and interests of our
employees, especially when they have a positive impact on the communities in
which we live and work."

To see the Peripheral Vision band in action, visit them at the following
events:

  oJune 22^nd, 2:30pm, Allentown PA – Coca-Cola Park to benefit PBS Channel
    39
  oJuly 11^th, 7:00pm, Center valley PA – Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley to
    benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  oSeptember 8^th, 9:00am, Easton PA – Easton Center Square to benefit Via of
    the Lehigh Valley for disabilities services
  oSeptember 14^th,10:00am, Allentown PA – America on Wheels Museum to
    benefit The Coco Foundation for pediatric cancer support
  oSeptember 28^th, time TBD, Cleveland OH – FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate
    Bands at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

About Olympus
Olympus is a precision technology leader, designing and delivering innovative
solutions in its core business areas:

  oMedical and Surgical Products: Gastrointestinal endoscopy, minimally
    invasive surgical products, and accessories
  oLife Science Imaging Systems: Advanced research, clinical/educational
    microscopes, and research/educational digital imaging systems
  oIndustrial Measurement and Imaging Instruments: Industrial research,
    engineering, test, inspection and measuring instruments
  oCameras and Audio Products: Digital cameras and voice recorders

Through this technology, Olympus focuses on enhancing people's lives every day
and helping people enjoy the continuum of life. For more information visit
Olympus at www.olympusamerica.com.

SOURCE Olympus Corporation of the Americas

Website: http://www.olympusamerica.com
Contact: Michael Levey, Olympus Corporation of the Americas, 484-896-5120,
michael.levey@olympus.com