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Ricoh Printer Road Show "Rocks & Rolls" Into Las Vegas.

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COMDEX Fall 2000

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 13, 2000

21-City Tour Highlights New Technology Products;

Ricoh to Donate more than $100,000 in Printers and

Supplies to Local Public School Music Programs

Rock and Roll! What better way to show off the newest printer line in the industry than with a Rock and Roll Tour in 21 U.S. cities?

Ricoh Corporation, a leader in digital imaging systems, is bringing its 21-city "Ricoh Rocks and Rolls Printer Road Show" to Las Vegas today through November 15th in the COMDEX Experience Tent across from registration outside the Las Vegas Convention Center. Live music, giveaways and a chance to win major prizes will add to the excitement and the demonstration of Ricoh's printers.

"In today's competitive printer marketplace, we wanted to promote and differentiate Ricoh's line of color and black and white printers from the rest of the field," said Jim Ivy, President, Office Products Group, Ricoh Corporation. "And with a Rock and Roll show, we will bring a new level of excitement and fun to the office printer market," Ivy added.

At the Ricoh Rocks and Rolls Printer Road Show event at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Ricoh is displaying the AP204, AP306D, AP505 color printers, the high-speed black and white AP1600 and AP2100 office printers, and the AP2700 and AP4500 workgroup printers. In addition to demonstrating the quality, effectiveness and affordability of these printers, attendees can enjoy the music of The Coasters, famous for their 1950's hits "Charlie Brown" and "Yackety Yak," on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. each day. Local radio station KQOL FM Oldies will also be broadcasting from the event.

Visitors to the Printer Road Show can enter to win a grand prize of a Harley Davidson "Road King" motorcycle, an all-expense-paid trip to a major rock concert next year, and rock and roll memorabilia in addition to many daily prizes.

In recognition to the importance of music education in our schools, Ricoh will be donating one black and white and one color printer -- plus a years worth of supplies -- to the public school's music programs in each city the Printer Road Show visits.

"This tour showcases Ricoh's innovative technology solutions that have made the company an international leader in the office printer market," Ivy said. "This leadership comes from being responsive to our customers' needs and recognizing the demand for high-quality, yet affordable, printing systems that enable businesses of all sizes to be competitive in business today."

Other cities on the tour include Portland, Seattle, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Dallas, Miami, Kansas City, St. Louis, Denver, Phoenix, San Diego and Los Angeles.

By registering online at the Ricoh Rocks Web site (www.RicohRocks.com), guests have the opportunity to win the following prizes in addition to daily giveaway prizes at the at the event site.
-- Grand Prize - Harley-Davidson FLHR Road King Motorcycle

-- First Prize - All expenses paid trip to a major rock concert in 2001 of your
choice

-- Autographed guitars from The Rolling Stones, Jimmy Buffett, Bruce
Springsteen, Lenny Kravitz, Smash Mouth and Melissa Etheridge

-- Ricoh Printer Products


About Ricoh Corporation

Ricoh Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, NJ, is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 64-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment with 1999 sales in excess of $13.8 billion.

Ricoh Corporation is a diversified office equipment and electronics provider. The company is a pioneer in the development of computer-connected and digital multifunctional document systems, and is a market leader in color and black & white digital imaging systems, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators and wide format engineering systems.

Ricoh has received the 1998, 1999 and 2000 Energy Star Imaging Equipment Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - the EPA's highest industry award. Ricoh was chosen for its commitment to the environment and its extraordinary leadership role in promoting and producing energy efficient copiers, facsimile machines, printers and scanners. In addition, Ricoh has received the Market Research Consultants Digital Copier Manufacturer of the Year Award for 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999. Ricoh is also the recipient of Business Marketing Magazine's Top 200 business-to-business web sites for 1999, and also received the Council on Economic Priorities Environmental Stewardship Award for its commitment to the environment. Information about Ricoh's complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at http://www.ricoh-usa.com.
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