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Press release Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe intensifies major FIS ski sponsorship Langenhagen/Germany, 21 November 2013 Konica Minolta extends its engagement as “Official Data Sponsor” for FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in season 2013-14 and for FIS Nordic Combined World Cup for 2013-14 seasons until 2015-16. The sponsoring of FIS as one of the biggest international sports federations makes Konica Minolta a presence at 56 ski world events in eleven countries in Europe and Asia. This is the second season for Konica Minolta as the “Official Data Sponsor” for FIS Ski Jumping World Cup and its first season for FIS Nordic Combined World Cup. The provider for IT services and managed document processes aims to extend the positive impact last year’s sponsorship had on its overall brand awareness. “The FIS sponsoring fits our brand perfectly: Just like with Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined, we also strive for technical precision and outstanding performance in our work for our customers. Additionally, you have to be bold in Ski Jumping and prove your capacity to go for the long-run at Nordic Combined – both virtues for which we are verifiably known in our industry”, says Olaf Lorenz, General Manager International Marketing Division, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe. The ski jumping season starts on 23 November in Klingenthal (Germany) and held in 33 ski-jumping competitions in 20 different locations in 9 countries (Germany, Norway, Finland, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Sweden, Slovenia and Japan) from 23 November 2013 to 23 March 2014. The Nordic Combined season starts on 30 November in Kuusamo, is held in 23 competitions in 12 different locations in 7 countries (Finland, Norway, Austria, Germany, Russia, France and Sweden) from 30 November 2013 to 16 March 2014.

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About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan, forming part of its Business Technologies business area. As a leading global service provider in the field of IT- and document processes as well as digital production printing solutions the company excels in service-led business consulting, implementation and management and provides a range of world-leading printing systems and solutions. In this context, Konica Minolta’s Optimized Print Services concept (OPS) combines consultancy, hardware, software implementation, and operation in order to enhance business process efficiency and cost-effectiveness. To support customers optimally with powerful and sustainable solutions, technology leader Konica Minolta continuously invests in research and development work and regularly sets new standards. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 70 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). With over 30,600 employees around the world (as of June 2012), Konica Minolta’s Business Technologies business area earned net sales of over EUR 5.4 billion in financial year 2012/13.

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Contact Konica Minolta Silke ZĂźhlke Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH Phone: +49 (0)511 7404-5604


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Pr km intensifies fis sponsoring