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Pentax Appoints Ned Bunnell As President of Imaging Division

GOLDEN, CO. (October 17, 2007)--Ko Torigoe, president of PENTAX of America, Inc. is pleased to announce that Edward H. “Ned” Bunnell has been appointed president of PENTAX Imaging Company. Ned Bunnell’s knowledge of the photo industry, accomplishments as a professional photographer and experience in product planning, channel marketing and business development at Canon Computer Systems, Polaroid, Adobe Systems and NEC Information Systems will be important skills as he leads the company to achieve greater success in the U.S. market.

As former vice president of marketing of the company, Mr. Bunnell will assume temporary responsibility for the sales and marketing divisions in addition to his duties as president. In his new position, Ned Bunnell will report to Mr. Ko Torigoe.

James Kast, former president of PENTAX Imaging Company, has been appointed vice president of sales and marketing for the PENTAX printer division.

“This structural change in PENTAX Imaging Company has been made in order to explore the business opportunities on a broader basis in both the imaging and printer business units in the U.S. market,” said Mr. Ko Torigoe.

PENTAX Imaging Company is an innovative leader in the production of digital SLR and compact cameras, lenses, flash units, binoculars, scopes, eyepieces, continuous form and mobile printers, and scanners. For more than 80 years, PENTAX technology has developed durable, reliable products that meet the needs of consumers and businesses. With headquarters in Golden, Colorado, PENTAX Imaging Company is a division of PENTAX of America, Inc., located in Montvale, New Jersey.