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    Ricoh Company, Ltd. Acquires Hitachi Printing Solutions Group

    October , 2004 Ricoh Company, Ltd. Will acquire Hitachi Printing Solutions, Ltd. (HPRS) and each of its subsidiaries, including Hitachi Printing Solutions America, Inc. (HPRSA). HPRS will become Ricoh Printing Systems, Ltd. (RPS), HPRSA, located in Simi Valley, CA, will become Ricoh Printing Systems America, Inc. (RPSA) and Hitachi Printing Solutions Europe, HRPSA's wholly-owned subsidiary and the center for European operations in Dublin, Ireland, will become Ricoh Printing Systems Europe (RPSE). These Ricoh Printing Systems companies will sell production printer systems, ink jet technology, desktop color laser printers and printer supplies in North America, South America, Europe and the Middle East.

    Customer and supplier agreements have been assigned to the new Ricoh entities and business activities are expected to go forward as usual. President and CEO Toshiaki Katayama will remain as head of Ricoh Printing Systems in Japan and President and CEO Osamu Namikawa will remain as head of Ricoh Printing Systems America. "This acquisition by Ricoh combines complementary printer technologies to make Ricoh a substantial competitor in the printing business on a worldwide basis," observed Mr. Katayama. Ricoh Printing Systems will continue to develop and produce both color and monochrome high speed cut sheet laser printers, continuous form laser printers, desktop color laser printers, and industrial ink jet technology.

    Ricoh Printing Systems America is a leading provider of production printing systems, including spot color and black & white digital printers and software solutions. RPSA and its subsidiary Ricoh Printing Systems Europe market and distribute products in North, Central and South America, Europe and the Middle East. RPSA offers printing solutions through OEMs, resellers, and directly to end-users.

    2635-A Park Center Drive
    Simi Valley, CA 93065-6209
    Tel: 805.578.4000
    Fax: 805.578.4001

    RPSA is also a leading provider to many OEM's around the world of their proven Drop on Demand Ink Jet Technology that is used in numerous Industrial Application Markets.

    Compatible printer supplies marketed primarily under the Dataproducts brand name are sold worldwide through a variety of distribution channels, including major office products superstores, mass merchant retailers, contract stationers, OEM's and IT supplies dealers. If you have any questions or concerns about the information in this announcement, please contact your RPSA/RPSE representative. All referenced product names are the trademarks of their respective companies.

    Contacts: Gary Coon, Kryssa Guntrum
    Marketing Director Account Manager
    Americas Printer Business Weber Shandwick SF
    Ricoh Printing Systems America, Inc. (415) 248-3422
    (805) 578-4053

    Tom Ryan, Jim Nevin
    Business Development Director Marketing Manager
    Ink Jet Technology European Printer Business
    Ricoh Printing Systems America, Inc. Ricoh Printing Systems Europe
    (805) 578-4201 (353) 1-803-6512

    Jeff Sampson, Celine Coleman
    Marketing Director Marketing Manager
    Compatible Supplies Business European Compatible Supplies Business
    Ricoh Printing Systems America, Inc. Ricoh Printing Systems Europe
    (805) 578-4149 (353) 1-803-6585

    Betty English
    Vice President, Sales
    Desktop Printer Division
    Ricoh Printing Systems America, Inc.
    (973) 316-6092

    Digital Document Publisher, DDP 70e, DDP 92, DDP 184 and Dataproducts are trademarks of Ricoh Printing Systems America, Inc. All rights reserved.

    About Ricoh Printing Systems America, Inc.
    Ricoh Printing Systems America, Inc., (RPSA) formerly Hitachi Printing Solutions America, Inc., is an established, world-class provider of advanced, high-end printing solutions engineered for industrial and specialty printing applications. RPSA, a subsidiary of Ricoh Printing Systems, Ltd., is part of a leading global operation with customers in North America, South America, Europe and the Middle East. Ricoh Printing Systems, Ltd. (RPS), is an established printer manufacturer active in Japan and Asia. RPS has been a formidable force behind the scenes in production printing for many years and has supplied enterprises with millions of dollars worth of high-end equipment to perform core business functions.

    * Post was edited: 2004-10-09 10:08:00