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Xerox Document Technology to Drive the FBR Open Golf Tournament

Press release from the issuing company

PHOENIX--Jan. 27, 2005-- To Xerox Corporation, the FBR Open (formerly the Phoenix Open) golf tournament doesn't just mean hundreds of pars, birdies and bogeys - it means thousands of printed pages containing crucial tournament information. The company has marshaled its technology and services staff to deliver the printing for this year's PGA event, which begins next week in Phoenix. The FBR Open is one of the most widely attended golf events in the world. "The document technology Xerox provides the FBR Open is remarkable," said Bryon Carney, 2005 FBR Open tournament chairman. "Thanks to our partnership with Xerox, information such as tee times and key statistics flows seamlessly between scoring officials, the media, tournament staff and our more than 400,000 fans." To support this year's tournament document requirements at more than 10 locations throughout the course, Xerox will provide networked digital production printing and multifunction technology in addition to on-site support technicians. Xerox's technology will instantly provide scoring information to the press as each pairing group passes the ninth and eighteenth holes - ensuring timely and accurate reporting. In addition, Xerox production equipment will print more than half a million pairing sheets, which identify the tee times for each golfer. "The FBR Open demands technology that will effectively support this document-intensive event," said Michael Brannigan, president, Xerox North American Solutions Group. "Our strength in providing efficient solutions and services coupled with our ability to manage the entire process on-site makes Xerox the only choice to tackle such a large event." Xerox's sponsorship also includes the Pro-Am tournament and the Xerox Ladies Invitational, a golf tournament aimed at bringing together local women business leaders from across the Southwest. Xerox has had a role in supporting this major golf event with document services, equipment and supplies for more than a decade.