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Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. And The Arbor Day Foundation Continue To Build The Canon Forest Program

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 22, 2010 – Building upon the success from last year, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, is once again teaming up with the Arbor Day Foundation to help preserve nature's wonders with the continuation of the Canon Forest Program. With over 50,000 trees planted in state parks around the United States since the programs inception in 2008, the goal for 2010 is to exceed last year's total of 30,000.

Beginning on May 1 and running through August 31, for every five Canon Generation Green products1 registered on the Canon U.S.A. Web site, Canon will plant a tree in state parks2through the Arbor Day Foundation. In addition to the product registration campaign, Canon will plant one tree for every hardware item purchased from Shop Canon Direct, from April 8 through May 203.

Canon's Generation Green line of products offers paper-saving technology and energy-saving measures, as well as minimal product packaging, all helping to contribute to the overall sustainability of the environment. There are select products which currently qualify under Generation Green from the following product groups:

  • PIXMA Inkjet Printers

  • CanoScan Color Image Scanners

  • LiDE Color Image Scanners

  • Green Calculators

  • imagePROGRAF Large Format Printers

  • imageFORMULA Document and Check Scanners

  • imageRUNNER Digital Imaging Systems

  • Color imageRUNNER Digital Imaging Systems

  • imageRUNNER LBP Digital Imaging Systems

  • imageRUNNER ADVANCE Digital Imaging Systems

  • imageCLASS Multifunction Printers and Copiers

  • FAXPHONE Facsimile Devices

  • Color imageCLASS Multifunction Printers and Copiers

"Being a part of the solution when it comes to protecting and preserving the environment, is a major initiative for Canon," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. "With our latest line of Generation Green products along with the help of our customers, we can all help to make a difference and curtail climate change."

Customers can check on the progress of the program by visiting www.usa.canon.com/green. In addition, the Web site will feature a tree counter showing where and how many trees have been planted, along with information on how best to maximize the efficiency of Canon Generation Green Products.

Further building upon its Generation Green foundation, Canon has asked customers to assist with the collection and recycling of Genuine Inkjet Printer Cartridges in order to contribute to the goal of zero landfill waste. Once the cartridge is received by the recycling facility, Canon will assume the responsibility and cost for recycling the cartridges in an environmentally responsible manner preventing additional landfill waste. For more information, visit www.usa.canon.com/inkcartridgerecycling.

In addition to Generation Green, Canon U.S.A. protects future generations by helping to preserve nature's most valuable resources through the support of a wide range of environmental education and conservation initiatives, including the Canon Envirothon, one of North America's largest high school environmental education competitions; the PBS NATURE series; and scientific research and educational programs at Yellowstone National Park. Canon also established the industry's first and longest-running Toner Cartridge Return Program in 1990. To date, more than 150,000 tons of toner cartridges have been diverted from landfills. For more information, visit www.usa.canon.com/environment.

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. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranked fourth overall in the U.S. in 2009†, with global revenues of US $35 billion, is listed as number four in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies 2009 list, and is on the 2009 BusinessWeek list of "100 Best Global Brands." 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. At Canon, we care because caring is essential to living together in harmony. Founded upon a corporate philosophy of Kyosei – "all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future" – Canon U.S.A. supports a number of social, youth, educational and other programs, including environmental and recycling initiatives. Additional information about these programs can be found at www.usa.canon.com/kyosei. 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 the Arbor Day Foundation
The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation organization of nearly one million members, with a mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at www.arborday.org.

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

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

  1. Excluding imageRUNNER Digital Imaging Systems

  2. Canon will plant a tree up to a total of 40,000 trees

  3. For every tree planted Canon will plant an additional tree up to a total of 10,000 trees

(First posted on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 20:39 EDT)

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