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    Canon Honored With CDIA+ Award at Expo

    Canon Received its Fifth CompTIA CDIA+ Industry Standards Leadership
    Award. Program Awards Presented At AIIM On Demand Expo 2005.

    LAKE SUCCESS, NY, May , 2005 – Canon U.S.A.,
    , the overall U.S. brand leader in the color and black-and-white
    copier marketsi, has been distinguished as this year’s Certification Achievement
    Award winner by The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).
    Presented to Canon on May 17, 2005 during the CompTIA CDIA+™ annual awards event
    at the
    AIIM On Demand Expo in Philadelphia, the award
    formally recognizes Canon U.S.A.’s CDIA+ Education Program, and illustrates
    Canon’s strong advocacy for the development and certification of sales

    Sales Training Key Element
    The Certification Achievement Award,
    Strongest Advocate for the CDIA+ Program, represents companies and individuals
    that have demonstrated a commitment to document imaging and management process
    leadership through sales training practices and programs.

    Canon boasts the largest number of CDIA+ certified sales professionals in the
    digital imaging industry. The program is open to all Canon sales professionals
    and its authorized dealers.

    “It is an honor for Canon to be recognized – for the fifth consecutive year —
    as a leading supporter of CompTIA CDIA+ certification,” comments Mitch Bardwell,
    director and assistant general manager, Sales Training Division, Canon U.S.A.,
    Inc. “CDIA+ certification is an internationally recognized credential
    acknowledging a sales person’s ability to analyze business processes and design
    appropriate document imaging solutions.”

    The achievement award, announced at the AIIM (Association for Information and
    Image Management) Exposition & Conference in Philadelphia, recognizes
    “Canon’s commitment to the profession across the industry by increasing the
    awareness and value of the CompTIA CDIA+ certification throughout third-party
    organizations, allowing for more professionals to become CDIA+ certified over
    the past 12 months.”

    CompTIA CDIA+ certification is a global standard of competency in the
    document imaging industry. This vendor-neutral certification validates an
    imaging professional’s level of expertise in best practices used to plan,
    design, and implement a document imaging system. Leading hardware and software
    companies, as well as distributors, dealers, value-added resellers, and service
    providers, require or recommend their personnel be CDIA+ certified.

    “When a Canon sales professional articulates the value of the CompTIA CDIA+
    credential to a prospect it can become a significant differentiator in a highly
    competitive market,” adds Mr. Bardwell. “CompTIA CDIA+ tests our
    representative’s knowledge of scanning, storing and output of color documents
    for the best system design and implementation. Canon’s CDIA+ certification
    ensures that we are providing our customers the most current and relevant
    information available.”

    Canon Education Program
    The Canon CDIA+ Education Program includes
    three training courses complete with assessments, coaching, recognition and
    tracking. Tested and refined by Canon Sales Training Division, the program has
    helped an estimated 400 Canon employees and sales professionals at the company’s
    dealers achieve CDIA+ certification in the past five years.

    Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer,
    business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. The Company is listed as
    one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies in America and is rated #35 on the
    BusinessWeek list of “Top 100 Brands.” Its parent company Canon Inc.
    is a top patent holder of technology, ranking third overall in the U.S. in 2004,
    with global revenues of $33.3 billion.

    Canon Sales Training offers customers a wide range of learning resources,
    including information and knowledge, in traditional classroom settings and
    online in The Canon Know How Learning Zone.

    COMPTIA Is a global trade association representing
    the business interests of the information technology industry. For more than 20
    years, CompTIA has provided research, networking and partnering opportunities to
    its members, developing standards and best practices and influencing the
    political, economic and educational arenas that impact IT worldwide. More
    information is available at http://www.comptia.org.

    CompTIA CDIA+ Certification
    The CompTIA CDIA+ certification is an
    internationally recognized credential, acknowledging competency and
    professionalism in the document management industry. Those holding the
    certification possess critical knowledge of technologies used to plan, design,
    and specify a document imaging/management system. More than 6,000 people
    worldwide have earned CDIA+ certification.