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Konica Minolta Receives 2009 BERTL Readers' Choice Awards

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Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada), Ltd.
Date Posted: May 5, 2009

Konica Minolta Receives 2009 BERTL Readers' Choice Awards for Outstanding
Colour Range and Colour Quality

The Market Has Spoken – End-Users and Resellers Recognize Excellence of Colour Product Lines.

Mississauga, ON – May 5, 2009 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced that BERTL® Inc. has named Konica Minolta a 2009 BERTL Readers' Choice Award winner in two key colour areas. Earning awards for Colour Range and Colour Quality in segments 1-3, 11-45 pages per minute (ppm) division, Konica Minolta's line of colour printers and multifunctional products (MFPs - print, copy, fax, and scan all in one system) are recognized for their overall excellence.

For the fifth year, BERTL conducted a global, industry-wide survey covering all major manufacturers' copier, printer and MFP performances. BERTL asked its readers to relate their opinions about how different manufacturers handle key issues such as ease of use, reliability, image quality and training. Responses were received from corporate executives, enterprise buyers, technical professionals, resellers and end-users in more than 90 countries. Konica Minolta was awarded 2009 Readers' Choice recognition in the following key categories:

'Reader's Choice Award: Color Range', Segments 1-3 (4th Year Winner)

When considering pages per minute, features and options, Konica Minolta earned the highest rating for its colour range this year. Colour is a diverse, fast moving and aggressively fought-over market where resellers vie for lucrative after-sales market sales, placing everything from desktop printers and workgroup MFPs through to pre-press proofing solutions and production megaliths. Respondents were asked to explain how they view the colour range of products for each manufacturer, with Konica Minolta earning the highest rating for its colour range.

'Reader's Choice Award: Color Quality', Segments 1-3

"BERTL is pleased that our large membership base is so proactive when it comes to responding to our surveys," said Margie Davis, BERTL Managing Director. "The Readers' Choice awards that Konica Minolta received are verification that this manufacturer's commitment to reliability, colour range, and quality are noticed in the end-user and reseller communities."

"Konica Minolta is honoured to receive BERTL's Readers' Choice Awards for Range of Colour and Colour Quality said," Kevin Kern, Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta. "These key awards represent our ongoing, strong commitment to our end-user and reseller communities, which drives our product innovation, and allows our customers to count on Konica Minolta for all of their colour imaging needs."


BERTL® Inc. is a leading source for objective, independent product evaluation reports and comparative analyses on digital imaging devices and workflow solutions. BERTL's evaluation reports, customer satisfaction research, awards and product ratings are undertaken entirely at BERTL's expense for the benefit of its international subscriber base.

At all times, BERTL's primary focus is the end-user. Covering all major digital imaging manufacturers, BERTL publishes the world's most extensive Web site of evaluation reports, comparisons data, vertical market research, news and more on copiers, printers, MFPs, production and workgroup scanners, fax machines, colour and production equipment and wide format devices. BERTL reports, research and other industry informative services are available in a range of specialized subscription services. To learn more about BERTL, visitwww.BERTL.com, or telephone +1 973.882.0200.

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd.

Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. delivers world-class service through its extensive network of direct sales offices and authorized dealers throughout Canada. Konica Minolta is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies bringing together advances in security, print quality, and network integration via its award-winning line of bizhub® multifunction products (MFPs); bizhub® PRO production printing systems; magicolor® desktop colour-laser printers and all-in-ones; and pagepro™ monochrome desktop laser printers and all-in-ones.

Konica Minolta provides advanced solutions and software applications for device administration, document management, forms and variable data, cost accounting, print production, and more. Konica Minolta is also the first manufacturer and distributor of multifunction devices (MFPs) in North America to receive EcoLogo's newest office products certification (CCD-035 Office Machines, Multifunctional Device Category) - based on EcoLogo's latest and very stringent environmentally-friendly requirements

For more information, please visit Konica Minolta at www.konicaminolta.ca/business

For more information about Konica Minolta's environmental initiatives visit www.konicaminolta.ca/environment

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