Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that Canon Virginia, Inc., its wholly owned subsidiary, will expand its operation in Newport News, VA. A $27 million investment will add the manufacturing of toner for Canon color copiers in 30,000 square feet of upgraded space at the facility. “This investment is a symbol of our dedication to the Newport News community and manufacturing industry,” said Toru Nishizawa, president and CEO of Canon Virginia, Inc. “We are excited about this tremendous opportunity to grow and expand our operations with Canon’s innovative, creative and advanced manufacturing techniques.” Located in Newport News, Virginia, Canon Virginia, Inc. serves as Canon’s manufacturing, engineering, recycling and technical support center in the Americas region. CVI produces new products using advanced manufacturing methodologies, while also serving as a factory service center providing expert customer service in the repair and refurbishment of Canon products. Canon Virginia’s manufacturing services extend to injection mold making and contract manufacturing. In addition, Governor Bob McDonnell of the Commonwealth of Virginia presented a $3 million grant to Canon Virginia, Inc. to support the efforts of the new project. “The Commonwealth and Canon Virginia have maintained a strong partnership through the years and I am honored to have the opportunity to work directly with Canon on this project,” said Governor McDonnell. “This investment and expansion will have a large impact for Virginia and will further strengthen the role that the Newport News facility plays in the state’s manufacturing operations.” About Canon U.S.A., Inc. Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. †Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.