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Joseph D. Skrzypczak Appointed President and CEO of Oce North America

Press release from the issuing company

TRUMBULL, Conn.--Sept. 14, 2006-- Oce North America announced today the appointment of Joseph D. Skrzypczak to President and CEO of Oce North America, effective December 1, 2006. In this role, Mr. Skrzypczak will be responsible for Oce's print technology business in North America. Mr. Skrzypczak is currently President and CEO of Oce Imagistics. Also announced today is the appointment of Chris C. Dewart to President, DDS Corporate Printing Division, effective December 1, 2006. Mr. Dewart is currently Senior Vice President, Corporate Printing Sales and Marketing, at Oce Imagistics. Mr. Dewart is replacing Mr. Skrzypczak in the leadership role at Oce Imagistics, which has been renamed the DDS Corporate Printing Division of Oce North America. Jan Dix, President and CEO of Oce-USA Holding, Inc., said, "The appointment of Joe Skrzypczak is the next step in the integration of Oce's operations in North America into one unified printing company, ahead of schedule. I am confident that Joe has the vision, capabilities and experience to successfully grow our North American operations and create value for our customers and shareholders. We have the products, the distribution power and the leadership in place to best serve our customers and elevate the Oce brand to the next level in the United States." As President and CEO of Oce North America, Mr. Skrzypczak will be responsible for all three divisions in the United States: DDS Corporate Printing (formerly known as Oce Imagistics, serving the office, printroom, public sector and education markets), DDS Commercial Printing (formerly known as Digital Document Systems, serving the production markets), and Wide Format Printing (serving the technical document and display graphics markets). Mr. Skrzypczak will continue to report to Jan Dix, CEO of Oce USA Holding Inc. Mr. Dix is also a member of the Executive Board of Oce N.V. Mr. Skrzypczak is presently President and CEO of Oce Imagistics. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer and head of International and Business Products Centers at Imagistics since its inception. Prior to joining Imagistics, Mr. Skrzypczak served as Chief Operating Officer of Dictaphone Corporation. Mr. Skrzypczak began his career with Price Waterhouse and Pitney Bowes Inc. Mr. Skrzypczak is married, has three children, and lives in Newtown, Connecticut. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of Fordham University. Jan Dix added, "Chris Dewart has demonstrated exceptional success in focusing the sales efforts and improving the productivity of the Oce Imagistics sales team. I am confident that Chris will successfully capture the synergies from the merger of Oce and Imagistics and deliver the best document imaging solutions in the industry to our customers." As President of the DDS Corporate Printing Division, Mr. Dewart will be responsible for all sales and marketing functions of that division. In addition, Mr. Dewart will be responsible for product sourcing, service, software support, finance and human resources for the DDS Corporate Printing Division. Mr. Dewart will continue to report to Mr. Skrzypczak. Mr. Dewart is presently Senior Vice President, Corporate Printing Sales and Marketing. His previous assignments at Oce Imagistics included Vice President, Sales for the national and commercial markets; Vice President, Sales - Commercial Markets; and Vice President, Sales, U.S. Facsimile. In addition, Mr. Dewart had served as Vice President and General Manager, Canadian Operations; and Vice President, Facsimile for Europe, Middle East and Africa Group based in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining Pitney Bowes in 1983, Mr. Dewart held sales positions with Monroe Division of Litton Industries and General Electric Data Communications Division. Mr. Dewart is married, has two children and lives in Westport, Connecticut. He holds a BA from the University of Windsor, Ontario, and an MBA from the University of New Haven.