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Ricoh demonstrate industry excellence through new products and solutions at Vision 2002


National Sales Conference Offers Dealers Industry Insight and Valuable Tools

Orlando, Florida, October 14, 2002 - Ricoh Corporation, the Dependable DigitalTM output company,will showcase a variety of innovative, powerful solutions and offer valuable insight into the future of the industry at VISION 2002, the Ricoh National Sales Meeting, October 13-16, at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

VISION 2002 will provide a forum for educating and fostering the growth of the company's dealer sales channel, as well as a vehicle for highlighting its corporate strategies and third-party strategic alliances for key industry influencers, analysts and media representatives. The vision theme reflects Ricoh's strength as a technology leader and emphasizes the most critical component needed for success in the future - Vision.

At VISION 2002 Ricoh will share with its dealers the company's plans to maximize all marketplace opportunities through savvy workflow management technology solutions that customers demand. Driving this Vision is Ricoh's commitment to its new organizational unit, RICOH U.S., which is designed to better meet the needs of dealers and customers.

"Our industry is changing - rapidly. New competitors, new buyers, new technologies and new workplace environments all translate into our need to change the way we do business," said Jim Ivy, President, RICOH U.S., Ricoh Corporation. "At VISION 2002, we hope to better educate our dealers and partners about our corporate strategies and our Vision for the future of Ricoh."

More than 900 attendees at the VISION meeting will hear the keynote address by the Honorable Robert Dole, former U.S. Senator and 1996 Republican Presidential Nominee, and Christina C. Jones, Co-Founder, Trilogy Software, as a guest speaker.

Visionary Solutions

The VISION 2002 Product Expo is organized into four suites: Production, Workgroup, Enterprise and Integration and Professional Services. These corporate-styled suites will showcase Ricoh's hardware and software products working seamlessly together to enhance customer workflow.

The Production Suite will feature various Ricoh products, including the Aficio 1075 with GlobalScan. The Workgroup Suite will display more than 10 different hardware and software solutions from Ricoh, such as the new FAX5510NF a network facsimile featuring color scan to email; new network color printers with SmartNetMonitor; and the new Aficio 1232C color enabled MFP. The Enterprise Suite features numerous solutions, including the AP3800CMF with embedded Printer Cost & Security Manager (PCSM), the eCabinet and Ricoh's GlobalScan Server. The Integration and Professional Services Suite will showcase the Aficio 1022 with Document Mall, and Ricoh's Automated Meter Reading Technology and Developers Support Program.

Visionary Education

At VISION 2002, participants will receive tips and tools for selling into the IT environment, new ideas to help penetrate multiple areas (and buyers) within a company, total document volume strategies to help increase profits and grow clients and approaches for winning new major accounts. Vision will also feature valuable and informative seminars on a variety of topics, including:
Connecting with the IT community
Scanning as an On-Ramp to Increased Profits
Taking Your Dealership to the Next Level
Establishing Major Account Leadership
Putting Document Solutions to Work


About Ricoh Corporation

Ricoh Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 66-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with Fiscal Year 2001 sales in excess of $14 billion.

Ricoh Corporation is a leading provider of computer-connected and digital multifunctional document systems, and is a market leader in color and black & white digital imaging systems, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators and wide format engineering systems.

The Company oversees Ricoh operations in North, Central and South America, including the Savin, Gestetner and Lanier brands. For Fiscal Year 2000, Ricoh Corporation sales exceeded $2.7 billion and employed more than 11,000 people.

Ricoh has received the 1998, 1999 and 2000 Energy Star Imaging Equipment Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - the EPA's highest industry award. In addition, Ricoh was honored for its commitment to the environment with the Council on Economic Priorities Environmental Stewardship Award.

In 2001, Ricoh was named by BUSINESS WEEK as one of the TOP 100 Information Technology Companies in the World. Ricoh has received the Market Research Consultants Digital Copier Manufacturer of the Year Award for 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001.

Information about Ricoh's complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at http://www.ricoh-usa.com.
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