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Situation of Our Production Sites Following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

The following is the current situation of our production sites in the affected areas of Tohoku and Kanto as of April 7.

Ricoh Optical Industries Co., Ltd. (Hanamaki, Iwate)
Production lines have resumed operations as of late March.

Hasama Ricoh, Inc. (Tome, Miyagi)
Production lines are in operation with some exceptions. All lines will resume operation from April 8.

Tohoku Ricoh Co., Ltd. (Shibata-gun, Miyagi)
Product body parts: Assembly lines are to gradually resume operations. April 11 is the target date for full resumption of production at all lines.
Consumables: Production and shipment of consumables for digital duplicators have resumed. As for toner, production will resume in early May.

Ricoh Printing Systems, Ltd. (Hitachinaka, Ibaraki)
Most of the production lines have been restored and have gradually resumed operations. All production lines will resume operations on April 15.

Domestic production sites outside the affected area continue operation normally. The Ricoh Group is carefully reviewing continuous procurement of parts and raw materials. At the same time, we are in close discussion with our suppliers. In addition, we are trying our best to keep production efficient by making adjustments to equipment in order to cope with limited power supply, as well as making use of an independent power generator.

To ensure a stable supply of products/consumables to fulfill market demand, the entire group is working hard towards full normalization at the earliest possible time.

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