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May 7, 2020

Canon Inc. Realigns Global Medical Business Strategy Further cements Canon’s efforts to prepare for future growth of its medical

Canon Inc.
Canon Medical Systems Corporation
Canon Medical Systems (China) Co., Ltd.
Canon (China) Co., Ltd.

TOKYO, May 7,2020—As part of Canon Inc.’s global medical business strategic realignment, in order to take advantage of medical imaging company expertise and business synergies, the eye care business operations within Canon (China) Co., Ltd. has been transferred to Canon Medical Systems (China) Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Canon Medical China) effective May 1, 2020. This strategic move offers Chinese market and customers, Canon Medical China, Canon’s world-class, unified experience for equipment purchases and service, and consistent, industry-leading imaging system sales, service and applications support as well as the latest technology advances that can impact patient outcomes.

Positioning the eye care business for strong growth, Canon Medical China will add measurement systems, retinal cameras and optical coherence tomography (OCT) systems to its product line.

Canon's shift in business operations will allow Canon Medical China to offer ophthalmologic solutions to customers while leveraging full line medical imaging business synergies to address population health challenges associated with chronic conditions. Chronic conditions can include age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, inherited retinal diseases and other retinal conditions that can lead to loss of vision and blindness.

Through the realignment of the overall medical business, Canon will further strengthen the medical related businesses globally.

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