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Press release Konica Minolta determinedly pursues growth strategy New structure for European organisation

Langenhagen/Germany, 14.05.12 Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe will significantly enhance its market focus to ensure future growth and success. Using a new cluster model, the company will establish more efficient, dynamic and innovative management structures in order to fulfil actual and future market requirements in all European countries. The project will start in July 2012.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe has grown with its main focus on increasing its operative business. By developing innovative and client-specific solutions and providing enhanced customer services, the company has successfully entered the production printing market. To take advantage of the company’s market potential, Konica Minolta is now adapting its structures to meet today’s, as well as future, requirements. By implementing a new European governance model, the subsidiaries of Konica Minolta Business Solutions will aggregate into four clusters: North, East, South and West. Each cluster will be headed by a Managing Director: Anton Eckert for cluster North, Roman Tihelka for cluster East, Jean-Claude Cornillet for cluster South and Johannes Bischof for cluster West. The new structure will come with key aspects and benefits, which will help to achieve faster and more efficient governance and management. The adequate allocation of functions, for example, will allow a clearer focus on market activities. The structural 1

reorganisation will enable an enhanced pan-European deployment of products and services. Furthermore, it will strengthen Konica Minolta Business Solutions as a panEuropean partner in providing consistently-optimal services and solutions with one face to the customer. The process starts in July 2012 and will be related to all four clusters. In the months ahead, detailed cluster structures and designs will be developed.

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc., Tokyo, Japan. The company delivers services and distributes products, systems and solutions that fulfil all the requirements of office and production printing over the entire document life cycle. Its product range extends from colour and monochrome multifunctional and production printing systems, laser printers and all-in-ones to management software that integrates devices seamlessly into work processes and IT environments. To support customers such as printing and industrial companies optimally with powerful and sustainable solutions, technology leader Konica Minolta continuously invests in research and development work and regularly sets new standards for the entire printing industry. 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 27,200 employees around the world, Konica Minolta Business Technologies earned net sales of over EUR 4.8 billion in financial year 2010/11. For further information about the company, visit Product images are available at Terms and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged. Contact Olaf Lorenz Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH Phone: +49 (0)511 7404-378 Tanja Johannsen CrossPR


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