News Release

March 17, 2015
Canon Inc.

Canon announces withdrawal of patent infringement action in Netherlands

TOKYO, March 17, 2015 — Canon Inc. today announced the withdrawal of a patent infringement action against Ninestar company Seine (Holland) B.V. pending in the District Court The Hague, the Netherlands, concerning certain toner cartridges and photosensitive drum units sold for use in Canon and Hewlett-Packard laser beam printers. The infringement action was withdrawn in connection with a settlement between Canon and Ninestar.

Throughout the development, sales and marketing process, Canon respects the intellectual property of other companies and individuals and expects others to similarly respect Canon's intellectual property rights. Canon remains committed to pursuing legal enforcement against those who do not respect Canon's intellectual property.