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21 Feb, 2007


Opening today, Sharp Business Systems of San Francisco, formerly Pinnacle Document Systems, combines high-end local service and customer support with the industry’s leading MFP technology

Mahwah, NJ, February 20, 2007 – Sharp Document Solutions Company of America (SDSCA) today announced that it has established its next direct regional sales operation through its new division, Sharp Business Systems.  The new branch, Sharp Business Systems of San Francisco, opened today.  SDSCA purchased Pleasanton-based Pinnacle Document Systems to launch Sharp Business Systems in the San Francisco Bay Area.  The Pinnacle Document Systems management team, which founded the company more than eight years ago and built the organization while gaining a reputation for superior service, will remain with the company.  All employees of Pinnacle Document Systems have been asked to join the team and will provide seamless service to new and existing customers across Silicon Valley. 

Sharp Business Systems of San Francisco will be managed by its current president, Sam Pulino, who was integral in building Pinnacle.  “We are pleased to become the second branch of Sharp Business Systems and partner with one of the strongest names in the industry as we move into our next phase of growth,” said Pulino.   “We look forward to a beneficial working relationship and continuing to deliver the best-in-class document products and solutions to customers.”  Also staying on board are the current chief operating officer, Todd Court and seasoned service vice president Pravin Chand.

Sharp Business Systems Strategy
SDSCA plans to establish more than 20 local Sharp Business Systems branches during the next few years.

“Sharp Business Systems will help Sharp continue to grow and strengthen Sharp’s distribution in key markets nationwide, already proving successful in our first branch, Sharp Business Systems of Arizona,” said Ed McLaughlin, President, SDSCA.  “Our direct branch strategy will augment our strong independent dealer channel by enabling Sharp to better understand customer needs and then translating that into outstanding products and support for our dealers.”

About Sharp Document Solutions Company of America
Sharp Document Solutions Company of America (SDSCA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets the advanced, color MX Series and IMAGER™ multifunctional peripheral (MFP) systems that help companies manage workflow efficiently and increase productivity.  SDSCA also recently introduced a production, high-volume MFP line that will be available this spring.  Sharp MFPs feature Sharp Open Systems Architecture, a development platform that seamlessly integrates network applications to create a personalized MFP that can meet virtually any business need, and Scan2 technology, which scans two-sided documents in a single pass to enhance scanning reliability and preserve document integrity.  To keep documents safe from unauthorized users, Sharp leads the MFP industry in security by offering the most secure suite of MFP applications.*

For more information about the complete line of Sharp document solution products, contact Sharp Document Solutions Company of America, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J. 07430, or call 800-BE-SHARP.  For online product information, visit Sharp’s Web site at sharpusa.com or sharpusa.com/documents.

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Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions and mobile communication and information tools.  Leading brands include AQUOS® Liquid Crystal Televisions, 1-Bit™ digital audio products, SharpVision® projection products, Insight® Microwave Drawers, IMAGER™ digital multifunctional systems, and Notevision® multimedia projectors.   For more information visit Sharp Electronics Corporation at www.sharpusa.com

*Sharp received security received the BERTL’s BEST “Most Secure MFP Range” award in 2006 and its color MX Series was the first color product line to achieve BERTL Five Star – Exceptional status throughout the entire line.

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