Recently Launched bizhub C35 Earns Best in Class Distinction from Wirth Consulting

First A4 Color MFP from Konica Minolta Recognized for Overall Superior Performance in Newest Head2Head Comparison Report

Ramsey, N.J. – August 3, 2010 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced that the recently introduced bizhub® C35 MFP has been awarded Wirth Consulting’s Best In Class distinction in a recent Head2Head Comparison Report.  Recognized for excellence in the A4 Color MFP, 30+ PPM segment, Konica Minolta’s first MFP in this category was selected for its unbeatable combination of quality engineering, performance and office-automation features that make it the best choice from among competitors.

“We were again impressed by the competitive performance of Konica Minolta’s bizhub family as the bizhub C35 offers virtually all of the capabilities provided by Konica Minolta’s strong lineup of A3 color products, with added A4 functionality and the overall lowest Total Cost of Ownership,” said Terry Wirth, president, Wirth Consulting.  “The Best In Class award further supports Konica Minolta’s commitment to reliability and quality as evidenced by our ongoing competitive evaluation and Head2Head Comparison Reports.”

Established in 2008, Wirth Consulting LLC provides independent evaluations of business-imaging devices that help guide decision makers in selecting the right device for their printing needs.  Each Wirth Consulting Head2Head Comparison Report identifies devices that are Best In Class for excellence in various evaluation criteria categories.

“We are excited to receive a Best In Class award from Wirth Consulting for the latest addition to the bizhub product line as it strengthens our position that this is truly a market-leading product,” said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  “The bizhub C35 MFP exemplifies our innovative leadership and also demonstrates how customers can continue to count on Konica Minolta to deliver Best In Class quality for all their digital imaging needs.”