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eCopy, Inc. Sets Sights on Japanese Market with Opening of Subsidiary

Press release from the issuing company

Canon Business Solutions Forum, TOKYO–October 3, 2003 – eCopy, an innovative provider of document distribution and integration solutions, today announced the establishment of a subsidiary in Tokyo, Japan. eCopy also announced the appointment of Tatsuo Yazaki to country manager for eCopy Japan. In this position, he will be responsible for guiding the company’s expansion into the market and for all facets of operations in Japan. eCopy is poised to capture market share as the Japanese market continues to demand products that reduce the traditional cost of document distribution and integrate paper with their electronic workflows. Using the eCopy Suite, users can share, access, modify, and integrate paper documents, greatly improving business processes. Mr. Yazaki joins eCopy from Adobe Systems, where he was most recently manager, solutions sales. He spent the last seven years with Adobe, establishing the company’s end user Acrobat business and OEM PostScript business. He was successful in closing corporate licensing agreements with Hitachi, NEC, Mitsubishi, Sony, Toshiba, Panasonic, NTT, Nissan, and Seiko Epson, among others. “Mr. Yazaki brings exceptional insight and experience in forging key partnerships and sales agreements, and we believe that he will be instrumental in growing eCopy’s business in Japan,” said Edward Schmid, president and CEO, eCopy. “There is a significant opportunity to service the unique requirements of this market with our suite of products. By establishing the Tokyo subsidiary to service our Japanese customers, we are demonstrating our sustained commitment to those customers and signaling our dedication to rapidly expand our presence in Japan.” eCopy is partnering with Canon Sales Japan, a sales subsidiary of Canon, Inc., to sell the eCopy Suite of products. Using the eCopy scanning and document distribution technology in conjunction with Canon multifunction peripherals (MFPs), businesses can convert paper-based documents into digital files that can be accessed, edited, distributed, and shared across the enterprise or around the world instantly. The eCopy Suite, coupled with the high-speed scanning capabilities of a scanner or Canon digital copier, enables any organization to transform paper documents into information that is easily integrated into commonly used business applications. Using the eCopy Suite, companies can provide open access to high-speed scanning that connects to the company’s e-mail and other networked enterprise applications for low-cost, easy, instantaneous distribution and management of electronic copies of paper documents. To learn more about the eCopy Suite, visit eCopy at the Canon Business Solutions Forum held in Tokyo on October 2nd and 3rd at the International Conference Forum in Yurakuchou, in Osaka on October 15th and 16th at the Herbis Hall, and in Nagoya on October 21st and 22nd at the Hilton Nagoya. On October 3, Friday 15:00 - 16:00 Edward Schmid, president and CEO for eCopy, will be presenting the “Innovative Scanning Solution in Network Environment.”