Konica Minolta Recognized with Sales Support Award by Mail Boxes Etc., Inc.

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Prestigious Award Highlights Longtime, Successful Partnership between Konica Minolta and MBE, a UPS® Company.

An honor like this one validates our leadership in the digital imaging marketplace, and shows our relentless focus on helping our business partners become more productive and improving their bottom line.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of imaging and networking technologies from the desktop to the print shop, today announced that it has received a prestigious award from Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. (MBE), a UPS® Company and franchisor for The UPS Store® and Mail Boxes Etc.® brands. The 2006 Sales Support Award, given out at MBE’s recent Global Convention in Las Vegas, singled out Konica Minolta from dozens of other vendors of the global franchisor.

MBE is the world’s largest franchisor of retail shipping, postal and business service centers. Its franchise brands, The UPS Store® and Mail Boxes Etc.®, together comprise more than 5,800 independently owned locations in more than 40 countries around the world. Konica Minolta has supported The UPS Store® and Mail Boxes Etc.® network for over 27 years, boasting the dominant market share of imaging and networking technology providers within the organization. In addition to placing its award-winning line of bizhub™ office systems and bizhub PRO™ production print systems, Konica Minolta offers The UPS Store® and Mail Boxes Etc.® network a wealth of corporate resources that enable franchisees, managers and associates to maximize the capabilities of their digital imaging systems and grow their document services business.

“We are honored to receive this prestigious award from MBE, and are thrilled with the 27 year-long relationship that we have with the MBE network,” said Fred Winckler, Director, Key Accounts – Franchise Based PFPs, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. “An honor like this one validates our leadership in the digital imaging marketplace, and shows our relentless focus on helping our business partners become more productive and improving their bottom line."

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. (http://www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us), a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, brings together unparalleled advances in security, print quality and network integration via its award-winning line of bizhubTM multifunction products (MFPs); bizhub PROTM production printing systems; magicolor® desktop color laser printers and all-in-ones; and pageproTM monochrome desktop laser printers and all-in-ones. Konica Minolta also offers advanced software solutions, wide-format printers, microform digital imaging systems, faxes, and scanning systems for specialized applications.
Headquartered in Ramsey, NJ, Konica Minolta delivers expert professional services and client support through an extensive network of direct sales offices, authorized dealers, resellers and distribution partners in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America.

About The UPS Store/Mail Boxes Etc.
The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. retail locations are franchised by Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. (MBE), an indirect subsidiary of United Parcel Service, Inc., a Delaware corporation. Together The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. locations comprise the world’s largest franchise network of retail shipping, postal and business service centers, with more than 5,800 locations around the world. In the United States, The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. Outside the United States, locations are owned and operated by MBE master licensees or their franchisees. For additional information, please visit http://www.theupsstore.com or http://www.mbe.com.

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

Konica Minolta Media Contact:
Frank Tutalo    
Lois Paul and Partners
+1 781.782.5761

Konica Minolta is a trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. bizhub and bizhub PRO are trademarks of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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