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Canon U.S.A. Honored With Seven Fall 2011 Best Awards From Industry Analysts Bertl, Inc.

Awards Include Best Office Multifunctional and Best Wide Format Product Lines of the Year

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., December 20, 2011 – Affirming its commitment to delivering industry-leading performance and reliability across its entire imaging solution portfolio, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced it has received seven Fall 2011 BEST awards from BERTL, Inc. Based on a survey of BERTL's product experts, Canon was recognized with BEST awards for individual solutions from the Canon imageCLASS printer, imagePROGRAF large format printer and imageRUNNER/ imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction system product lines, as well as uniFLOW V5.0 management system software. In addition, the Company received Product Line of the Year awards for the imageRUNNER/imageRUNNER ADVANCE and imagePROGRAF lines.

Recognized for delivering outstanding image quality, value and performance, BERTL Best Awards were awarded to Canon in the following categories:

  • Best Office Multifunctional Line of the Year - Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5051, Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2030, Canon imageRUNNER 2530, Canon imageRUNNER C1020
  • Best Wide Format Product Line of the Year - Canon imagePROGRAF 8300S and Canon imagePROGRAF 6300S
  • Best Segment 2 A4 Desktop Multifunctional Printer - Canon imageCLASS MF5960dn
  • Best 44-inch Graphic Arts Large Format Printer - Canon imagePROGRAF 8300S
  • Best Segment 2 A3 Color Multifunctional Printer - Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2030
  • Best Color Light Production Device - Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9075
  • Best Device Management Solution - Canon uniFLOW V5.0

"The 2011 BERTL Best Awards displays Canon's commitment to providing the highest quality products and solutions," said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. "These awards are a testament to our commitment to innovation and ensuring our customers are provided with the finest tools to enhance their output capabilities."

"BERTL's analysts were extremely impressed with the performance of Canon's devices throughout the Fall 2011 voting session. It is evident that Canon is fully dedicated and committed to offering customers the highest quality products throughout their entire product lineup, and these awards are a reflection of that dedication and commitment," said Art Wynne, president, BERTL, Inc.

For additional information about Canon's vast array of imaging technologies visit: www.usa.canon.com/rss.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With more than $45 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks fourth overall in patent holdings in the U.S. in 2010†, and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2011. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

About BERTL, Inc.

The Business Equipment Research and Test Laboratories Inc., (BERTL) is an independent testing laboratory whose purpose is to provide objective, independent product evaluation reports and comparative analyses on imaging devices and software solutions. BERTL prohibits any manufacturer-control over its product evaluations, and bases its opinions, ratings and awards on a combination of rigorous analysis and worldwide customer satisfaction research across 11 testing criteria: Build Quality, Network Administration, Security, Workflow, Finish, Ease of Use, Media Handling, Printing, Image Quality, Features, and Price.

At all times, BERTL's primary focus is the end user. BERTL's evaluation reports, customer satisfaction research, awards and product ratings are undertaken entirely at BERTL's expense for the benefit of its worldwide subscriber base. Covering all major imaging manufacturers, BERTL publishes the world's most extensive Web site of evaluation reports, comparisons data, vertical market research, news and more on copiers, printers, MFPs, production and workgroup scanners, fax machines, color and production equipment and wide format devices. BERTL reports, research and other industry informative services are available in a range of specialized subscription services. To learn more about BERTL, visit www.BERTL.com or telephone 1.973.882.0200.

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† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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