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Press Release Konica Minolta Sponsors “CNN Heroes” Campaign Langenhagen/Germany, July 3, 2013 Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that the company sponsors “CNN Heroes” project by CNN from July through December 2013. In its seventh year “CNN Heroes” sheds light on everyday heroes with extraordinary achievement in the fields such as environment or human rights and lets the world know how an individual can make a difference to society. Konica Minolta has been advancing steadily toward realizing its vision of the kind of company it should aim to be: “a company both supported and relied upon throughout the world.” One of its major initiatives is global environmental protection at the heart of its management. Konica Minolta has established its long-term environmental vision “Eco Vision 2050” and aims to reduce CO2 emissions throughout the product life cycle by 80% by 2050, compared to 2005 levels. The company’s “Three Green Activities” (Green Products Certification System; Green Factory Certification System; and Green Marketing Activities) play an important role, among other efforts, to drive reduction in the environmental impact. Initiatives of “CNN Heroes” align with Konica Minolta’s environmental management vision. This sponsorship will help Konica Minolta enhance the brand value and recognition of its global activities which go hand in hand with environmental protection. Under the communication message “Giving Shape to Ideas,” Konica Minolta continues supporting diverse activities that contribute to society and environment, through sponsorship for such projects as “CNN Heroes.”

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Overview of “CNN Heroes” sponsorship - Media -- CNN US: Online -- CNN International: TV* and online *In North America, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Latin America and Africa - On TV, Konica Minolta’s commercial will run in the annual award ceremony (one hour), featured short programs and Vignette. - On the Net, CNN and Konica Minolta’s co-branded web banner is posted on CNN Heroes pages at CNN.com and CNN.com International. In addition, a promotional banner and pre-roll video are posted on CNN.com and CNN.com International. - Sponsorship period: July 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013 For more information, please visit: CNN Heroes KONICA MINOLTA Special web site

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. The company delivers services and distributes systems and solutions that fulfil all the requirements of the entire document life cycle for clients in the office and production printing area. Konica Minolta´s Optimized Print Services (OPS) concept combines consultancy, hardware, software implementation, and service operation in order to enhance business process efficiency and cost effectiveness. Its product range extends from colour and monochrome multifunctional and production printing systems, to laser printers and all-in-ones, and to management software that integrates devices seamlessly into work processes and IT environments. 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 50 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). With over 30,600 employees around the world (as of June 2012), Konica Minolta Business Technologies earned net sales of over EUR 5.4 billion in financial year 2012/13. For further information about the company, visit www.konicaminolta.eu. Product images are available at www.konicaminolta-images.eu. Terms and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged. Contact Konica Minolta Silke Zühlke Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH Phone: +49 (0)511 7404-5604 silke.zuehlke@konicaminolta.eu 2

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