Patrick Chapuis Appointed President and CEO of Oce North America

TRUMBULL, Conn., Dec. 16, 2011 — (PRNewswire) — Oce, a Canon Group company and an international leader in digital document management, announced that Patrick Chapuis has been appointed President and CEO of Oce North America effective January 1, 2012.  Mr. Chapuis succeeds Joseph Skrzypczak, who has informed the Oce Board of his intent to retire in 2012.  Mr. Chapuis will also retain his current responsibilities as President of the Wide Format Printing Systems division of Oce North America.

In his new role, Mr. Chapuis will have responsibility for the Oce North America sales, marketing, service, operations, finance and support functions.  Oce North America is comprised of the Document Printing Systems division, which serves the office, education and government markets; the Production Printing Systems division, which serves the transaction and graphic arts markets; and the Wide Format Printing Systems division, which serves the architectural, engineering, construction and display graphics markets.

Mr. Chapuis has extensive experience in the printing industry.  He has been responsible for successfully leading the Oce North America Wide Format Printing Systems division for the past eight years. Before coming to the United States, Mr. Chapuis managed the wide format business of Oce France.  Prior to that, he managed the sales and operations for France, Belgium and Holland for Kodak Office Imaging and the French operating company for Danka Office Imaging.  Earlier in his career, he held a number of sales positions for Gestetner and was part of the IBM France controlling group.

Mr. Rokus van Iperen, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Oce N.V., said, "Patrick Chapuis is well qualified to lead Oce North America, the largest operating company of the worldwide Oce Group.  He has decades of experience in both wide and narrow format printing in North America and Europe, and has consistently delivered outstanding results.  I am confident that under his leadership Oce North America will continue to prosper.  On behalf of the Board and the entire company, we express our gratitude to Joe Skrzypczak for his outstanding performance during his tenure over the last seven years.  We wish him great success in his future endeavors."

About Oce
Oce is one of the leading providers of document management and printing for professionals. The Oce offering includes office printing and copying systems, high speed digital production printers and wide format printing systems for both technical documentation and color display graphics. Oce is also a foremost supplier of document management outsourcing. Many of the Fortune Global 500 companies and leading commercial printers are Oce customers. The company was founded in 1877. With headquarters in Venlo, The Netherlands, Oce is active in over 100 countries and employs more than 20,000 people worldwide. Total revenues in financial 2010 amounted to approximately euro 2.7 billion. Oce is listed on Euronext in Amsterdam. For more information visit www.oce.com.

Oce North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL and Boca Raton, FL. North America represents 34% of Oce's worldwide revenues, and employment is over 8,000. For more information about Oce North America, visit www.oceusa.com. Outside the U.S., consult http://global.oce.com.

Oce and Canon: Stronger together
In 2010 Oce joined the Canon Group of companies with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, to create the global leader in the printing industry. Canon develops, manufactures and markets a growing line-up of copying machines, printers, cameras, optical and other products that meet a diverse range of customer needs. The Canon Group comprises over 197,000 people worldwide. Global net sales in 2010 were more than US $45 billion. For more information visit www.canon.com.

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.

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

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