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RICOH WINS BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA ACCOUNT

Advanced Document Management Products and Solutions Available to More Than 4,000 Clubs


West Caldwell, NJ, May 28, 2008 - Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced that it has signed a national agreement with Boys & Girls Clubs of America® (BGCA). Some 4,300 Clubs are now able to purchase any Ricoh printer, copier, multifunction product or software solution.

The use of Ricoh products in Boys & Girls Club facilities will enable them to streamline document workflow from the creation of a document to its distribution and replication. Beyond realizing operational efficiencies, Ricoh’s devices will also allow Boys & Girls Clubs to produce high-quality color and black-and-white documents from memos to brochures to direct mail pieces all in-house. In addition, Ricoh’s software solutions can help manage the capturing, sharing, storing and securing of documents and confidential information they hold.

“Now, thanks to Ricoh, all Boys & Girls Club organizations will have access to management solutions that consistently reduce operating expenses, and provide exceptional overall value,” said Bill Regehr, senior vice president, Information Technology, Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Boys & Girls Clubs can take advantage of free on-site analysis by Ricoh that will assist them in determining the products and solutions that best meet their respective organizational business needs. To accomplish this task, Ricoh will bring together experts in document management, business analysis, solution design, IT, and eBusiness to help develop an accurate picture of the organizations’ challenges and goals and develop a blueprint for action.

“Working with Boys & Girls Clubs of America is an opportunity Ricoh is honored to take on,” said Dominic Pontrelli, vice president of sales, Ricoh Global Services America, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “We believe that the breadth and depth of our expertise, products and services will enable the organization to achieve efficient document management capabilities at a lower total cost of ownership. In turn, this will allow Boys & Girls Clubs to place its time and resources on its most valuable constituents – the children in the community.”

To service BGCA and its affiliate Clubs, Ricoh has formed a customer service group that is dedicated to this youth-serving organization.

To learn more about Ricoh’s products and services, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America

For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (www.bgca.org) has been changing and saving young lives, providing hope and opportunity for kids who need them most. Today, some 4,300 Clubs serve some 4.8 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Known as The Positive Place for Kids, Boys & Girls Clubs can be found all across the country and on U.S. military bases throughout the world. Clubs provide young people 6-18 years old with guidance-oriented character development programs conducted by trained, professional staff. In communities large and small, Clubs positively impact lives and help young people reach their full potential as productive, caring citizens. Key Boys & Girls Club programs emphasize leadership development; education and career exploration; community service; financial literacy; health and life skills; the arts; sports, fitness and recreation; and family outreach. In a recent Harris Survey of Club alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their life. National headquarters are located in Atlanta.


About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $19.4 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions. Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

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

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Contacts:Linda MontefuscoJennifer Kuhl
Ricoh Americas Corporation
973-882-2172212-931-6111
linda.montefusco@ricoh-usa.comjkuhl@peppercom.com
 

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