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Olympus Canada Reinforces Commitment To Consumers

Canadian Service Centre Opened and Web site Launched

> Markham, ON, October 19, 2006 - Olympus Canada Inc., a precision technology leader, designing and delivering imaging solutions in healthcare, life science, and photography, today announced the launch of a digital camera Service Centre in Markham, Ontario and a new Canadian Web site www.olympuscanada.com.

"Olympus is committed to serving the Canadian market," said Mark Gumz, president, Olympus Canada Inc. "We take pride in designing and introducing innovative digital photography products, and we want to ensure that we have the local resources in place to support our consumers and our products. Our new service centre and Web site are designed to address consumers' needs today and in the future."

The Canadian Service Centre in Markham officially opened in September. The service centre (866-267-3039) and Web site (www.olympuscanada.com) will offer customers access to Olympus' international programs, courses, service and support.

"This marks a new era for our Canadian consumers and dealers," Gumz continued. "Thanks to our new service centre, customers and dealers will experience improved response rates for service and maintenance of audio products, digital cameras, binoculars and film cameras."

Olympus' new Web site features Canadian pricing information and localized content.

ABOUT OLYMPUS CANADA

Olympus is a precision technology leader, designing and delivering innovative solutions in healthcare, life science and photography.

Olympus Canada works collaboratively with its customers and its ultimate parent company, Tokyo-based Olympus Corporation, to leverage R&D investment in precision technology and manufacturing processes across diverse business lines. These include:

  • Gastrointestinal endoscopes, accessories, and minimally invasive surgical products;
  • Advanced clinical and research microscopes;
  • Industrial imaging, including remote inspection, industrial microscopy and real-time manufacturing inspection.
  • Olympus Canada serves healthcare and commercial laboratory markets with integrated product solutions supported by financial services, which together with educational and consulting services help customers achieve exceptional results. Olympus is the leader in gastrointestinal endoscopy and clinical and educational microscopes. For more information, visit www.olympuscanada.com.

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