Konica Minolta to Support 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

December 5, 2010

Award-Winning bizhub MFPs to Support Extensive Printing Operations in Greensboro, NC from January 23-30, 2011

Ramsey, NJ (Vocus) December 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 company is an official patron sponsor of the 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Taking place January 22-30, the 98th Annual U.S. Championships will be held at Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The U.S. Figure Skating Championships, held annually since 1914, is the nation’s most prestigious figure skating event and one of the most-televised and most-watched annual sporting events in the country. The nine-day event anticipates approximately 250 skaters from across the United States to compete in novice-, junior- and senior-level competition, with the event crowning 12 national champions in ladies, men’s, pairs and ice dancing at all three levels. Past champions include Peggy Fleming, Dorothy Hamill, Scott Hamilton, Brian Boitano, Kristi Yamaguchi, Michelle Kwan and Sasha Cohen.

“We are delighted to have Konica Minolta join our sponsorship team,” said Hill Carrow, Chairman of the 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. “Activities at the U.S. Championships move at warp speed and the management, administration, and media operations have extensive needs critical to the success of the event. With Konica Minolta’s bizhub products and support, we feel very comfortable that those needs will be met and exceeded.”

Konica Minolta will provide award-winning bizhub® multifunctional products (MFPs ““ print, copy, fax, and scan all in one system) to support the extensive printing operations of U.S. Figure Skating, the Local Organizing Committee, and the media corps during the 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

“The U.S. Figure Skating Championships is an important part of our portfolio of sports sponsorships throughout the year and one that is rich in nearly 100 years of history and tradition,” said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “As an official patron sponsor, Konica Minolta is pleased to support this event with the necessary digital imaging technology and reach our customers on a new level to further increase our brand awareness. We remain committed to ensuring that all customers across a broad range of industries can count on Konica Minolta for all their digital imaging needs.”

For ticket sales or more details on the 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, please visit http://www.NorthCarolina2011.com.

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop. For the third consecutive year, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys. For more information, please visit http://www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook (@Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A), YouTube (@KonicaMinoltaUS), and Twitter (@KonicaMinoltaUS).

About U.S. Figure Skating

U.S. Figure Skating is the national governing body for the sport of figure skating in the United States as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the International Skating Union. U.S. Figure Skating is made up of 743 member, collegiate and school-affiliated clubs and more than 990 Basic Skills programs representing approximately 176,000 members. U.S. Figure Skating is charged with the development of the sport on all levels within the United States including athletes, officials, sanctioning of events and exhibitions, and establishing the rules and guidelines by which the sport is governed.

About North Carolina 2011

North Carolina 2011(NC 2011) is the local organizing committee for the 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships to be held in Greensboro, N.C. NC 2011 encompasses a collaborative team consisting of the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, the Greensboro Sports Commission, the Greensboro Convention & Visitors Bureau, North Carolina Amateur Sports, Sports & Properties, Inc., and North Carolina Figure Skating. The 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships are sponsored locally by Lowes Foods and VF, Local Presenting Sponsors; and by Local Official Sponsors: Greensboro Convention & Visitors Bureau, Greensboro Coliseum Complex,Visitnc.com, Graphic Visual Solutions, Moses Cone Health System, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, BEM Interactive, Vela Strategic Marketing and Public Relations, Annese Public Relations, BB&T, Risport, the Cemala Foundation, Ice Rink Events, Hagan Davis, Joshua Jewel, Pepsi Bottling Ventures, Exact Target, LSK Enterprises/Olympia, HKS World Events, Rice Toyota, Krispy Kreme, Skyline Exhibits & Events, The Greensboro Partnership, and Konica Minolta. Local Media & Marketing Partners for the 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships include Diamond Partners The News & Record, Capitol Broadcasting Company, WGHP-TV Fox 8, and Fairway Outdoor Advertising; and Local Official Partners Clear Channel Radio, Our State Magazine, Guilford Woman Magazine and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. For more information on North Carolina 2011 and the 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, visit http://www.northcarolina2011.com.

Konica Minolta Contact

Rachel Reed

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.


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