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Canon Changes Name of Toner Cartridge Recycling Company to Canon Environmental Technologies, Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that it has changed the name of the entity that supports the Company’s toner cartridge recycling program from Industrial Resource Technologies, Inc. (IRT) to Canon Environmental Technologies, Inc. (CETI).

Under this new name, the mission of the program remains the same. CETI will continue to carry out its strong commitment to the environment, including carrying out its mission to not only grow Canon’s product recycling efforts, but to foster a recycling-oriented society, reduce Canon’s environmental impact through greater management efficiency and embrace green technologies.

“The name change is a testament to the commitment we have to the environment,” said Toru Nishizawa, president and CEO of Canon Virginia, Inc. “Through CETI, we will continue to work closely with our community and foster future environmental business growth.”

For more information about the toner cartridge recycling program, visit www.cvi.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 approximately $40 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the tenth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past three years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level 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 and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.

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

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