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Canon Reports 2000 Earnings, North American Sales Up 7.8%

Wednesday, February 07, 2001

February 5, 2001 - Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), a global industry leader in professional and consumer imaging systems, today announced record earnings for the year 2000. Highlights Include: Net Income of 134 Billion Yen, the highest in the company's 64-year history. Sales of Copier products, fueled by new digital models, up 6.1% (local currency). Sales of Cameras, fueled by new digital models, up 26.8% (local currency). Sales of Optical products, fueled by strong growth in semiconductor manufacturing equipment, up 53.3% (local currency). Sales in the Americas, including the United States, Canada, and Latin America, up 7.8% (local currency).