Canon supervised by a Steering Committee for the existing employment level of
continued from page 2 composed of executives from Canon and Océ, excluding already announced
Océ. The sales and service integration personnel reductions. The combination
huge sales network in Asia as well as will be led by joint integration teams per will respect the existing rights of the
mutual cross selling opportunities in region with initially two dedicated orga- employees of Océ, including applicable
Europe and the United States. Our cus- nizations, respectively for the OIP and covenants with the Océ works councils
tomers will benefit from an outstanding for the Océ division. and the unions, the applicable social
product and services offering and our plans and collective labor agreements.
employees will be offered appealing Océ and Canon do not expect that The combination will also respect the
development opportunities.” there shall be any material negative current obligations with respect to the
consequences as a result of the offer pension rights of Océ’s employees.
Canon and Océ have similar back-
grounds in corporate values with a
client-oriented culture and a technology
driven business model. Océ brings to the Brown Printing Joins ACMA
merger its expertise and strengths in the
areas of production printing, wide for- Brown Printing Co., a provider of
mat printing and business services. Océ’s premedia, printing, distribution and value-
strategy focuses on strengthening its dis- added solutions to the catalog market-
tribution power, increasing product com- place, is now a member of the American
petitiveness and improving operational Catalog Mailers Association (ACMA).
excellence. The combination will provide
Océ access to Canon’s sales and market- The ACMA is the primary voice of the catalog industry. Their mission is to provide
ing network throughout Asia. members with representation on issues that directly concern immediate and long
term commercial interests including postal rates, regulations and technical matters,
Following the completion of the merger, regulatory and congressional relations, and innovative business oriented advances
Océ will remain a separate legal entity and external threats.
and will become a division within
Canon with headquarters in Venlo (the “As a major service provider to catalogers, we believe involvement and representa-
Netherlands). Océ will be responsible tion in industry organizations like the ACMA is crucial to helping our customers
worldwide for wide format, commercial succeed,” explained Volker Peterson, president and CEO of Brown. “It is more
printing and business services. Océ’s important than ever to have