Xerox executive named one of Canada's Top 25 Immigrants

Vice president of global research team credits Canada as land of opportunity

TORONTO, May 26 /CNW/ - In 1981 Dr. Hadi Mahabadi came to Canada with his wife, infant son and no financial support. Today, he holds more than 70 U.S. patents and leads a global research team for one of the world's most recognized brands.

Dr. Mahabadi was named one of the 'Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of the Year' by Canadian Immigrant magazine. The publication's second annual awards program celebrates the stories and achievements of outstanding Canadian immigrants from coast to coast to coast. Dr. Mahabadi was named one of the 'Top 75 Immigrants' compiled by the magazine in April of this year, and was voted to the Top 25 this month.

The national award allows Canadians to vote directly for the 'Top 75' individuals who have made a difference since their arrival in Canada. More than 20,000 votes from across the country were cast this year.

"There are many individuals that have contributed to my professional success," says Dr. Mahabadi. "I can't speak for everyone who has adopted Canada as their home, but it's been a land of opportunity for me. Words cannot describe how proud I am to contribute to the betterment of this wonderful land. My culture and educational background were not only welcomed, but encouraged at every level of my career. Xerox is a company that embodies Canada's inclusive culture, and its diverse approach to innovation continually enriches the company's employee base, and bottom line."

Prior to joining Xerox, Dr. Mahabadi was Chair of Chemical Engineering at the Tehran University of Technology. He received his PhD in the field of polymer engineering from the University of Waterloo in 1976.

Dr. Mahabadi is the recently elected Chair of the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) and a fellow of several scientific societies including the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He sits on several organizations' boards, and was ranked first in PrintAction magazine's "50 most Influential Canadians in Graphic Communications" in both 2008 and 2009.

About Xerox

Xerox Corporation is a $22 billion leading global enterprise for business process and document management. Through its broad portfolio of technology and services, Xerox provides the essential back-office support that clears the way for clients to focus on what they do best: their real business. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Xerox provides leading-edge document technology, services, software and genuine Xerox supplies for graphic communication and office printing environments of any size. Through ACS, A Xerox Company, which Xerox acquired in February 2010, Xerox also offers extensive business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing services, including data processing, HR benefits management, finance support, and customer relationship management services for commercial and government organizations worldwide. The 130,000 people of Xerox serve clients in more than 160 countries. For more information visit http://www.xerox.com, http://news.xerox.com or http://www.acs-inc.com. For investor information, visit http://www.xerox.com/investor.

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SOURCE Xerox Canada

For further information: For further information: Media Contacts: Laura Mergelas, Xerox Canada, (416) 733-6216, laura.mergelas@xerox.com

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