Canon U.S.A. Named Lead Education Partner for Student Matinee Series of National Geographic Live

  Canon U.S.A. Named Lead Education Partner for Student Matinee Series of
  National Geographic Live

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MELVILLE, N.Y. -- August 7, 2013

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced that it
will proudly sponsor for the first time, the National Geographic Live student
matinee series in Chicago, Phoenix, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles as the
lead education partner. Presented by the National Geographic Society, the
student matinee series of National Geographic Live is a national program of
events that offers students visually spectacular presentations by leading
explorers, scientists, filmmakers, authors and photographers from across the

“The National Geographic Society is a well-respected organization that our
parent company, Canon Inc. has developed a strong relationship with over the
years,” said Bunji Yano, senior director and general manager, Corporate
Communications Division, Canon U.S.A. “We chose to sponsor the student matinee
series of National Geographic Live because it aligns perfectly with the
educational and environmental initiatives our Company is committed to

Established in 1999, National Geographic Live student matinees bring fresh
content from the far reaches of the world directly to students in live theater
settings. Student matinee topics in 2013 include discovering the ruins of the
ancient Maya with archaeologist William Saturno; living with wolves by husband
and wife filmmmakers Jim and Jamie Dutcher; and wildlife of the polar regions
with award-winning National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen. The student
matinees are open to public and private school students in grades two to 12.

“National Geographic Live is delighted to have Canon's support on furthering
our educational outreach in the U.S., said Dan Beaupré, director of education
partnerships for National Geographic Live. “The passionate and unique
individuals we bring to the stage have important stories and remarkable images
to share with young people. They are very effective in inspiring the next
generation to care about our planet.”

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 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
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About National Geographic Live

National Geographic Liveis the live events division of the National
Geographic Society, responsible for multimediapresentations, performances and
film screenings for the general public, school audiences and sponsoring
organizations around the world. For more information,

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

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