Konica Minolta Selects GE Capital as a Premier Finance Partner

Alliance Offers Flexible Funding Options for Konica Minolta's Authorized Dealer Partners and Office Imaging Customers

Alliance Offers Flexible Funding Options for Konica Minolta's Authorized Dealer Partners and Office Imaging Customers

Ramsey, N.J. and Irving, Texas - December 1, 2009 - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) and GE Capital have announced that GE's Office Imaging business unit has been named a Konica Minolta Premier Finance Partner, effective immediately.  The addition of GE Capital to the Konica Minolta Premier Finance Program provides Konica Minolta with more lead-generation and upgrade opportunities, as well as an additional source for funding new transactions.  This new finance offering gives Konica Minolta's authorized dealer partners and customers yet another reason to count on Konica Minolta. 
"Konica Minolta is always looking for ways to help our dealer partners and customers become more successful," said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  "By including GE Capital as a Premier Finance Partner, we are enhancing our personalized service, deep product knowledge and industry expertise in an effort to craft the most affordable solutions in the marketplace."
"GE Capital is, of course, very proud to be working with Konica Minolta and their exceptional network of dealers and customers," said Jim Kelly, General Manager, GE Capital, Vendor Finance.  "From a single copier at a small Main Street business to complete printer systems built for high-volume printing data centers, we have the financial products Konica Minolta's business partners and customers need to acquire the right equipment for the right job."
The GE Capital offering provides Konica Minolta with another superior financing solution, grounded by GE's industry expertise, long-term relationships, large-deal expertise and cost-per-copy capabilities.  By bringing dealer partners and customers a dedicated cost-per-copy team, this alliance will assist in development and implementation of complex transactions involving meters and meter management.  In addition, to focus on capturing large opportunities, GE has a specialized team to assist dealers and customers in structuring unique, $100,000+ transactions.
About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop.  For the second consecutive year, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys.  For more information, please visit
www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KonicaMinoltaUS.

About GE
GE Capital, Office Imaging provides wing-to-wing financing solutions for the office equipment industry and continues to invest in technology and resources to assist manufactures and dealers in delivering for their customers and managing their portfolios.  GE Capital offers consumers and businesses around the globe an array of financial products and services. Visit
www.gecapital.com . GE (NYSE: GE) is Imagination at Work - a diversified technology, media and financial services company focused on solving some of the world's toughest problems. Visit the company's Web site at www.ge.com.

Konica Minolta Contact
James Norberto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.825.4000

GE Capital Contact
Ned Reynolds
GE Capital
(203) 229-5717

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