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Oce Extends Leadership in US Continuous-Feed Printer Market Share

Press release from the issuing company

BOSTON, April 19, 2007 -- Oce, a global leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, announces that it has expanded its US market share leadership in continuous-feed printers, according to recently released InfoTrends data. Statistics in the new InfoTrends report, "U.S. Production Copying & Printing Placements: 2006," place Oce in the dominant position in the 80+ ppm continuous-feed printer segment, with over 49 percent of the 2006 market share of roll-fed printer placements in the United States. Oce has held the top spot in the continuous-feed segment since 2003, the first year InfoTrends began tracking market share for this category. The InfoTrends report on the continuous-feed printer market includes monochrome, spot color, and process color print engines. Oce also posted a 43 percent increase in spot color printer placements over the InfoTrends published numbers for 2005. "2006 was a very good year for Oce," noted Charlie Corr, Group Director, InfoTrends Inc. "Continuous-feed printers are essential for on demand, data processing and other production markets. Oce continues to innovate and provide solutions to these markets that drive adoption." "The recent InfoTrends data validates our reputation for reliable, high-quality continuous-feed printers backed by award-winning service and support," said Mal Baboyian, President, Commercial Business Unit, Oce North America, Inc. "Not only do we bring the market innovative technology, we do it consistently, as shown by our ongoing leadership position in this category since 2003." The latest InfoTrends report provides a 2006 placement summary for the on demand, data processing and production copying markets segments where Oce has consistently focused efforts on delivering innovative product offerings that help customers achieve breakthrough business results. In addition to documenting Oce leadership in the continuous-feed market, the InfoTrends "U.S. Production Copying & Printing Placements: 2006" report also notes an over 48 percent growth in Oce placements in the category for the same period.