American Express Recognizes Oce with Supplier of the Year Award

Press release from the issuing company

Boca Raton, FL—August 6, 2003— Oce, a leading provider of production-class printing solutions, today announced that American Express has recognized Océ with the “Supplier of the Year” award. Following a rigorous review of its vendor partners, American Express has recognized Oce’s outstanding supplier performance with this prestigious award. This is the first year for the award, which is presented to just one vendor a year and is based on metrics such as total cost of ownership, performance, reliability and relationship management. The rigorous standards used to evaluate suppliers prove that American Express demands the best of its partners. “Océ has a long track record of meeting and exceeding our expectations, and this award recognizes that consistent level of performance,” said Dean Vocaturo, Director, IT and Supplier Management of American Express. “The entire company supports our account. The strong top-down relationship and team approach to understanding our needs, offering value-added solutions, and delivering service reliability has as much impact on our operation as the equipment and technology itself.” “We highly value our long-standing relationship with American Express, and we are honored to receive this recognition,” said Carl Joachim, vice president of marketing for Océ Printing Systems USA. “The award underscores our commitment to helping customers achieve their business goals and ensure their own clients’ satisfaction.” Today, total monthly volume on Océ equipment at American Express is close to 220 million images per month. Océ helps customers like American Express save time, money and manpower. Rock-solid reliability gives organizations complete confidence in their Océ equipment, service, and partnership. By delivering top-notch technology, service and support, Océ helps customers achieve beyond-peak performance and build standard-setting operations so they are ready for whatever comes their way.