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Pentax Corporation Announcment Concerning New Directors.

Tokyo, Japan, Aug 7, 2007 - (JCN Newswire) - PENTAX Corporation (TSE: 7750) announces that the following personnel assume office as directors on August 7, 2007

Director: Yukio Ohara

Current Position: HOYA Service Corporation, President

Director: George Stuart Souther

Current Position: HOYA Corporation, General Counsel

Note: The announcement of above two directors was announced on May 31, 2007, and resolved at the 77th general shareholders meeting of PENTAX held on June 27, 2007 under the condition that "such election to take effect only if the HOYA Corporation files a large scale acquisition report (tairyo hoyuu houkokusho) with the Kanto Local Finance Bureau stating to the effect that its share certificates etc. holding ratio (as defined in Article 27-23, Section 4 of the Securities Exchange Law) in respect of the Company has exceeded 50 percent and only as of the date of such filing." Today, we confirms that HOYA Corporation submitted a large scale acquisition report to Kanto Local Finance Bureau, and thereby notifies above election has being taking effect.

About Pentax Corporation

Pentax Corporation (TSE: 7750) is an innovative leader in the production of endoscopes, digital cameras, lenses, lens units for digital cameras, optical lenses for use in DVD. For more than 80 years, Pentax's industry-leading technologies and products, backed by the company's unrivaled passion for creativity, have helped to preserve precious moments in life. For more information, please visit http://www.pentax.com.

Source: Pentax Corporation

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