Canon Canada announces new President and CEO



    Kazuto Ogawa Appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Canon
    Canada; Tamotsu Nakamura Transfers to Become Executive Vice President and
    General Manager of Canon U.S.A.'s Imaging Systems Group

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 3 /CNW Telbec/ - Canon Canada Inc. today announced
that Kazuto "Kevin" Ogawa will become President and Chief Executive Officer of
Canon Canada Inc., effective today. Mr. Ogawa succeeds Tamotsu Nakamura, who
recently transferred from Canon Canada Inc. to become Executive Vice President
and General Manager of Canon U.S.A., Inc.'s Imaging Systems Group.
    Mr. Ogawa is no stranger to the Canadian marketplace. Soon after
beginning his career with Canon Inc. in Japan in April of 1981, he joined the
Camera Division of Canon Canada and remained here from 1982 through 1983.
Mr. Ogawa is excited to return for his second assignment serving the Canadian
market.
    In September 1995, Mr. Ogawa was appointed to lead the Printer and
Consumer Imaging Products division in the South East Asia Region after being
transferred to Canon Singapore. When Canon Asia Marketing Headquarters
relocated from Singapore to Hong Kong and then to Beijing, Mr. Ogawa followed
the same route to head the Pan Asia Consumer Imaging Products Group and became
President and CEO of Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd., in April 2005.
    According to Joe Adachi, President and CEO, Canon Americas Group,
"Mr. Ogawa has been highly respected as a strong leader who always generates
stellar results, such as achieving record sales, market share and profits for
Pan Asia."
    Discussing Mr. Nakamura's departure from Canon Canada, Mr. Adachi said,
"Canon Canada achieved record revenue each and every year under Mr. Nakamura's
leadership. He brings a wealth of experience to his new responsibilities
leading our U.S. business and office products team as it enters a new era of
growth and prosperity."

    About Canon Canada Inc.

    Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the company employs 1,400 people
at its offices nation-wide, servicing the Canadian market from coast to coast.
Innovation and cutting-edge technology have been essential ingredients in
Canon's success. Canon's leadership in imaging, optical and document
management technology and solutions is based in large part on the thousands of
patents the company has secured throughout its history. For the 16th
consecutive year, Canon Inc. is among the top three US patent recipients.
    The company's comprehensive product line includes networked multifunction
devices; digital copiers (colour and black and white); printers, scanners,
image filing systems and facsimile machines; calculators, digital camcorders,
digital and analogue cameras and lenses; semiconductor, broadcast and other
specialized industrial products.
    Canon supports programs that help preserve and protect the environment.
The company instituted the Clean Earth Campaign in 1990, which assists various
environmental and recycling initiatives. The Campaign has also supported
leading environmental organizations, such as World Wildlife Fund - Canada and
the Canon Envirothon.
    For more information, visit www.canon.ca




For further information:

For further information: Wayne Doyle, Senior Manager, Corporate
Communications, Canon Canada Inc., (905) 565-4598, wdoyle@canada.canon.com;
Sarah Stewart-Browne, High Road Communications, (416) 644-2245,
sstewartbrowne@highroad.com

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