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Gartner Dataquest Says Canon is Number One in Copier Market

Press release from the issuing company

Expands #1 Leadership Ranking in Black-and-White Copiers; Leads Analyst Firm Ranking In Analog And Digital Categories LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y.--Sept. 23, 2002--Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. and a leader in imaging solutions, has expanded its #1 leadership position in the analog and digital plain paper black-and-white copier market. During the first half of 2002, according to Gartner Dataquest, a unit of Gartner Inc. and one of the world's leading research and advisory firms, Canon ranked #1, with 35.3 percent of the market, for total analog and digital copiers sold. Canon also was #1, with 22.7 percent of the market, for the digital copier segment. (U.S Printer and Copier Quarterly Statistics Database, August 28, 2002.) "In addition to expanding Canon's overall market share lead, Canon for the first time is the leader in every market segment measured by Dataquest," said Tod Pike, senior vice president and general manager of marketing, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Canon now ranks first in every segment and leads with the highest market share among digital placements. "Despite significant competition and a business economy that remains in flux, Canon continues to be the brand in demand," added Mr. Pike. "We expect to continue to increase our lead position in the market with the development of new technologies, the introduction of new product offerings and continued emphasis on customer service." According to Dataquest, for combined analog and digital shipments of plain paper copiers in the U.S., Canon's delivery of 286,854 units is more than twice the number sold by its nearest competitor. In digital units, Canon shipped 143,309 units to achieve the top ranking. Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. In 2001, the Company was listed as one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies in America, and was ranked #41 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 2001, with global revenues of $26 billion. Canon U.S.A. employs approximately 11,000 people at over 30 locations. For more information, visit www.usa.canon.com.