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IKON Named to Training Magazine's Top 100 for Third Consecutive Year

Press release from the issuing company

MALVERN, Pa.--March 14, 2005-- IKON Office Solutions, the world's largest independent channel for document management systems and services, today announced the company has been named to Training magazine's Top 100 for the third consecutive year. "IKON's business is fundamentally about partnering with customers to define, design, implement and support document management systems and services to drive document efficiency across the enterprise," said Beth Sexton, senior vice president of human resources, IKON Office Solutions. "In a services-oriented environment, the knowledge and skills of your people become an important differentiator--making learning and development even more critical to your strategy. IKON is committed to investing in employee development through our world-class learning organization, IKON University. We believe this investment helps to differentiate IKON, and ensure that our customers receive the expert service and support they require." Through IKON University, IKON's nationally recognized learning organization, the company provides its employees with professional training programs through e-learning, instructor-led, manager-led and field-based workshops. In 2004, IKON employees participated in more than 80,000 development opportunities. In addition to receiving Training Top 100 honors for the past three years, IKON also received Corporate University Best In Class (CUBIC) Awards in both 2003 and 2004. To select the Training Top 100, Training magazine's editorial staff conducted in-depth analyses of qualitative and quantitative elements of leading organizations' training programs, including program goals, evaluation, measurement and workplace surveys, and hours of training per employee annually. The Training Top 100 was published in the March 2005 issue of Training magazine.