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Ricoh Named VARBusiness Annual Report Card Company Of The Year In The Network Color Printers Category


Channel Partners Select Ricoh for its Product Innovation and Loyal Partnership

West Caldwell, NJ, August 16, 2006 — Ricoh Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced that CMP Media’s VARBusiness has named Ricoh as the Annual Report Card (ARC) Company of the Year in the Network Color Printers Category. The VARBusiness ARC Awards, now in its 21st year, recognize outstanding partner programs in 19 product and service categories including desktop computers, servers, storage management, internet application server software and networking hardware.

“The VARBusiness Annual Report Card is the industry defining research on vendor/partner relationships,” says Lawrence M. Walsh, VARBusiness magazine editor. “It is a significant benchmark because the winners are selected by their own solution provider partners.”

Winners were selected based on the survey results of more than 5,000 systems integrators, IT consulting organizations, value-added resellers (VARs), solution providers and software developers. Ricoh received this award for recording the highest overall score in its product category with regard to solution partner loyalty, product performance and innovation, and support and partnership activities.

“It is an honor to be held in such high-esteem by our solutions partners. Ricoh is committed to developing long term partnerships, providing innovative products and delivering outstanding support to our solution provider partners and their customers,” said Ann Moser, Senior Vice President, Printing Solutions Division, Ricoh Corporation.

Research was conducted by Bernett Research Services, a Boston-based data collection company, and Answers Research, the Solana Beach, Calif.-based market research and consulting firm.

About VARBusiness Magazine For the past 19 years, VARBusiness’ strategic resources have been the gateway to the Solution Provider community. VARBusiness provides strategic insight for technology integrators through industry-defining research, in-depth editorial, channel events and innovative Web services, enabling these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their businesses, partnerships and customers. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for both editorial content and design. Additional information about VARBusiness products, events and services, is available at its Web site,

About Ricoh Corporation Ricoh Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 70-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2005 sales in excess of $17 billion, a 5.6 percent increase over the previous year.

Ricoh Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions. Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents. Ricoh’s line of document management devices include, color and black & white digital imaging systems, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators and wide format engineering systems. Additionally, Ricoh offers a wide variety of document and printing solutions directly and through strategic alliances enhancing office productivity and document workflow. Ricoh’s document management software enhances workgroup collaboration and offers secure storage, retrieval and sharing of critical information.

Ricoh Corporation directly or through its subsidiaries markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America. For fiscal year 2005, Ricoh Corporation sales exceeded $3 billion, an increase of 8.1 percent over the previous year.

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