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Two Leading Research Organizations Recognize Seven Xerox Products with Top Honors

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ROCHESTER, N.Y.--Jan. 7, 2005-- Xerox Corporation closed 2004 by winning seven industry awards from Better Buys for Business and Buyers Laboratory Inc., two independent research organizations. Better Buys for Business, a leading independent authority on office imaging equipment, bestowed "Editor's Choice" awards on four Xerox digital color systems: the Xerox CopyCentre C3545 color copier, WorkCentre Pro C3545 color advanced multifunction system, DocuColor 12 color copier/printer and DocuColor 3535 color advanced multifunction system. Xerox also received three "Pick of the Year" awards from BLI for the Phaser 7750GX color laser printer, the Phaser 4500DX laser printer, and the WorkCentre M20i desktop multifunction device. BLI conducts intensive competitive testing on document products, comparing overall performance, productivity, reliability and ease of use, among many other critical performance factors. The organization found the Phaser and WorkCentre products to be superior. "We put products through the paces with our rigorous testing methods," said Michael Danziger, CEO, Buyers Laboratory Inc. "These three office products really stood out against competing products in terms of overall performance and reliability, which helps businesses to be more productive and save money over time." In 2004, Xerox products, software and services earned more than 210 awards and honors worldwide. Award-winning Xerox offerings range from office scanners, color printers and multifunction systems - including Phaser, CopyCentre, WorkCentre and WorkCentre Pro lines - to high-speed digital production technology such as the Xerox iGen3 Digital Production Press and Nuvera(TM) 100 and 120 Digital Production Systems. Xerox also has earned accolades for its growing suite of consulting services, workflow solutions and software designed to streamline document-intensive business processes. Xerox received recognition from leading independent computer and information technology organizations in more than 23 countries. In the U.S. alone, Xerox services, office and production offerings received more than 100 awards and honors in major industry publications and testing firms including: CNET.com CRN Government Computer News Graphic Arts Technical Foundation InfoWorld PC Magazine PC World The company also has been widely recognized for knowledge management, innovation, diversity, workplace issues, environmental programs and leadership. Xerox will showcase its line of award-winning offerings at several upcoming industry events, including the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Macworld in San Francisco, Graphics of the Americas in Miami, On Demand in Philadelphia, and Print 05 in Chicago as well as numerous multinational exhibitions.