Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Opens New Direct Selling Branch in Richmond, VA

New Location to Offer KONICA MINOLTA's Complete Line of Award-Winning
bizhub and bizhub PRO Products and Solutions

KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS U.S.A. OPENS
NEW DIRECT SELLING BRANCH IN RICHMOND, VA

New Location to Offer KONICA MINOLTA's Complete Line of Award-Winning
bizhub and bizhub PRO Products and Solutions

Ramsey, NJ and Richmond, VA - September 6, 2006 - KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS U.S.A., INC. (KONICA MINOLTA) today announced that it has established a new branch location in Richmond, Virginia to offer KONICA MINOLTA's complete line of award-winning bizhub and bizhub PRO products, as well as its extensive document management and workflow solutions.

"To remain a world-class leader in the digital imaging industry and expand our market presence, we are continually seeking new locations across the United States," said Jeff Fernandez, Executive Vice President, US Direct Sales, KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS U.S.A., INC. "Our new branch office in Richmond is committed to delivering the best quality products and services to our customers."

"We based our decision to establish our branch in Richmond because of the tremendous growth opportunity we see in this market," said Lora Howard, Branch General Manager.  "There are industry segments in Richmond that we believe are underserved; such as manufacturing, financial, insurance, technology, and pharmaceutical organizations.  Now they will have access to award-winning KONICA MINOLTA systems for color printing and copying, multifunctional devices that print, copy, scan and fax, high speed printer/copiers with advanced finishing, and a wide range of software solutions to improve workflow and productivity."

KONICA MINOLTA's newest branch location is located at 7275 Glen Forest Drive in Richmond, Virginia; and the main telephone number is 804.288.0046.

About KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS U.S.A., INC.
KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS U.S.A., INC., offers a broad range of multifunctional digital imaging solutions inspired by its bizhub brand of powerful solutions that serve as the central resource for document scanning, in-house printing, copying, faxing and electronic archiving and distribution. From high-quality color and monochrome bizhub systems for workgroups and small offices, to advanced high-volume bizhub PRO production printing systems for large corporations and print-for-pay services, KONICA MINOLTA is leading the industry toward integrated, networked hardware/software solutions that are more simple, reliable, and cost-effective. Complementing its bizhub solutions, KONICA MINOLTA also offers desktop laser printers, microform digital imaging systems, wide-format printers and scanning systems for specialized applications.

Headquartered in Ramsey, New Jersey, KONICA MINOLTA delivers expert professional services and experienced, responsive client support, in addition to the world-class service provided through its extensive network of direct sales officesRC authorized dealers, resellers and distribution partners in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America. For more information, please visit KONICA MINOLTA at www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us.

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