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First Data Implements Substantial Fleet of InfoPrint 5000s

Leading Payment Processing Company Partners With Ricoh for Color Consistency, Output Quality and Reliability (April 30, 2012)

BOULDER, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 04/30/12 -- Ricoh Production Print Solutions LLC (Ricoh), a leading provider of digital output solutions, today announced it has completed one of the largest color implementations in its history at First Data, a global leader in electronic commerce and payment processing. This comprehensive installation includes 15 duplex InfoPrint 5000 GP color inkjet systems, 4 of which are coupled with InfoPrint 5000 MP MICR units. Deployed by First Data primarily for printing credit card statements, the InfoPrint 5000 was chosen because of its reliability, color consistency, and ease of use. The printers are installed and operating in two First Data print facilities.

First Data serves more than six million merchant locations, thousands of card issuers and millions of consumers worldwide. Using the InfoPrint 5000 system helps the company enable cost savings for its customers while still meeting exacting standards thanks to the advanced color solution, which allows high-quality, drop-on-demand color printing -- eliminating the need to store pre-printed color stock or destroy obsolete stock and enabling First Data customers to tailor statements with customized messages and offers.

"We thoroughly evaluated a number of color print offerings, and it was the InfoPrint 5000 that really met our needs. The InfoPrint 5000 offers solid reliability and consistent, high quality color output. It can best help us reach our goal: to empower our customers to become more efficient and profitable," said Tim Rosenthal, senior vice president, Output Services, at First Data. "We have worked with Ricoh and their InfoPrint line of solutions for years. They are a long-term, trusted partner and have consistently provided us with knowledgeable resources and responsive support that have helped us maximize the benefit we've received from the technology."

"First Data has been an innovator in their industry, always looking for the next solution that will elevate them beyond the competition. We're pleased they've found the InfoPrint 5000 family to be that solution," said Chris Cosgrove, vice president and general manager for Central and West US, Ricoh. "Our relationship with First Data has grown through the years and continues to evolve. Knowing that First Data looks to us to assist with their output needs is a validation of the strength of our solutions and support teams."

About First Data
Around the world, every second of every day, First Data makes payment transactions secure, fast and easy for merchants, financial institutions and their customers. First Data leverages its vast product portfolio and expertise to drive customer revenue and profitability. Whether the choice of payment is by debit or credit card, gift card, check or mobile phone, online or at the checkout counter, First Data takes every opportunity to go beyond the transaction.

| About Ricoh |
Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in more than 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2012, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,903 billion yen (approx. 23 billion USD).

The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.

Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change., Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.

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Tracey Sheehy
Breakaway Communications for Ricoh Production Print Solutions
(212) 616-6003
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