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Katun Corporation Thanks Customers for Three Decades of Loyalty as it Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

A Small Startup Three Decades Ago Is Now The Worldwide Leading ProviderOf OEM-Equivalent Parts and Supplies for Office Equipment

MINNEAPOLIS — (January, 2009) — Katun Corporation, the world’s leading alternative supplier to the office equipment industry, is proud to mark the 30th anniversary of its founding under the theme “Earning Your Trust for Thirty Years,” company officials said today.

Katun was formed in 1979 to supply office equipment dealers with OEM-equivalent parts and supplies at outstanding value. Now, 30 years later, it has become the world’s largest and most trusted alternative supplier of toners, photoreceptors and parts for copiers, printers and multifunctional peripherals.  From its beginnings with 15 employees at a small warehouse in Minnesota, the company now has close to 600 employees and numerous sales offices and distribution facilities around the world. Katun offers imaging supplies, photoreceptors, parts, and accessory products for virtually every major manufacturer of copiers, printers, MFPs and other imaging devices.

In addition, Katun continues to operate its own state-of-the-art Research and Development facility, at which skilled technicians perform a wide range of diagnostic testing and detailed expert analysis to ensure that Katun products deliver consistent performance, reliability and OEM compatibility.

“As we look back on our three decades of progress, we like to think that our business has succeeded because we stayed true to our mission, to help our customers succeed by providing quality products, excellent service and outstanding value,” said Carlyle Singer, president and CEO. “It’s those valued relationships with loyal customers and strategic business partners that help define a company as a market leader, and we were able to reach a leadership position due to their support.  We remain deeply appreciative of the continued trust and confidence at the foundation of those essential partnerships. As we start our fourth decade in a world that faces challenging economic times, we know that the core value that Katun provides customers – high quality, reliable products that provide significant cost savings – is more important than ever.”

The 30-year milestone coincides with Katun ’s most recent expansion in the color, printer, and production print markets, including several significant launches of color toners for use in widely placed Canon, Konica Minolta and Ricoh machines.  In conjunction with this anniversary, Katun will hold a number of related customer promotions during 2009.

About Katun Corporation

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Katun Corporation is the world’s leading supplier of OEM-compatible imaging supplies, photoreceptors, fuser rollers, parts and other select products and services for the office equipment industry.  With 30 years of expertise, the privately-held Katun now serves more than 18,000 customers in more than 150 countries.  For more information, or to access the Katun Online Catalog, visit Katun online at www.katun.com/eu.