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Konica Minolta Announces Four Year Sponsorship with Hockey Canada

Technology Leader Signs Deal with World Sports Leader Reinforcing the Company's Global Tradition of Sports Marketing

Mississauga, ON-- January 29, 2018 - Continuing to expand their brand within the hockey community, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. (Konica Minolta), announces a four year partnership with Hockey Canada naming Konica Minolta as a Proud Business Supporter of Hockey Canada.

The companies will work together to promote Canada's game and to lead, develop, and promote positive hockey experiences. Through this strategic partnership, Konica Minolta gains the benefit of key promotional rights in the business equipment category.

"Konica Minolta has a history of supporting athletes and athletic associations around the world. Therefore, it's fitting that we have signed on to support the sole governing body for amateur hockey in Canada," says Chris Dewart, President and CEO, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. "We are proud to be associated with Hockey Canada for many reasons including our shared values of honesty, integrity, determination, and the pursuit of excellence," he adds.

Through this new partnership Konica Minolta will play an important role in the operational success of world class events hosted by Hockey Canada through their best-in-class service and equipment including the 2019 World Junior Championship in Vancouver and Victoria. In addition, Konica Monica will support the day-to-day operations of Hockey Canada's administrative offices in Calgary, Ottawa and Toronto.

"It's a pleasure to welcome Konica Minolta to the Hockey Canada team of proud partners who support the development and growth of Canada's game from the grassroots level through to our national teams," said Mike Ross, Chief Business Development Officer, Hockey Canada. "We look forward to working together and adding to the expert resources our events and teams need to be successful, thanks to Konica Minolta's investment in our programs."

About Hockey Canada

Hockey Canada is the governing body for hockey in Canada and a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), with a membership through its 13 member associations of more than 700,000 players, coaches and officials. Hockey Canada is a not-for-profit organization that creates leading-edge hockey development programs for its members to deliver in communities across Canada; provides consistent rules and regulations and various other membership services from coast to coast to coast; manages numerous regional, national, and international hockey championships and events; and leads the operation of all teams that represent Canada in international ice hockey competition. Hockey Canada's mission is to "lead, develop, and promote positive hockey experiences." For more information on Hockey Canada, please visit HockeyCanada.ca or follow through social media on Facebook and Twitter.

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. is reshaping and revolutionizing the Workplace of the Future(www.reshapework.ca). With our comprehensive portfolio, we deliver solutions to leverage mobility, cloud services and optimize business processes with workflow automation. Konica Minolta's IT services division IT Weapons offers a range of IT strategy, support, and network security solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the#1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for ten consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for five years in a row. We partner with our customers to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit: www.konicaminolta.ca and follow Konica Minolta on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter @KonicaMinoltaCA.


Press Contact:
Rebekah Fougere, Vice President, Client Services
Think2Grow Marketing for Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd.