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[January 10, 2013]

Yaz Nakayama Joins Sharp® Imaging and Information Company of America as Associate Vice President, Strategy Development and Execution

MAHWAH, N.J., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Sharp Electronics Corporation announced that Yaz Nakayama has joined Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) as Associate Vice President, Strategy Development and Execution. In this new position, Nakayama will be responsible for driving the strategic planning process to prioritize and execute key growth initiatives within the organization. Nakayama has spent several years in business strategy consulting roles, most recently serving as a Director at BTS USA Ltd., a leading strategy and implementation firm using customized business simulations and experimental learning solutions to complement growth strategies. He reports directly to Doug Albregts, President, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America.

"Yaz's extensive background in strategic planning and business development make him a talented addition to Sharp's management team," said Albregts. "His experience outside the industry adds depth to our organization as we develop innovative and executable solutions that will impact B2B market opportunities going forward." Nakayama holds a MBA degree from the Darden Graduate School of Business (University of Virginia) with an undergraduate degree from Hosei University in Tokyo.

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America is a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, the U.S. sales and marketing subsidiary of Sharp Corporation, Osaka, Japan. For more information about the complete line of Sharp workgroup document systems, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J., 07495-1163. For online product information, visit

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About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of AmericaSharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets the advanced, color MX Series multifunction printers (MFP) systems that help companies manage workflow efficiently and increase productivity. Sharp® MFPs feature the Sharp OSA® development platform, which 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 is a leader in the MFP industry in security by offering the most secure suite of MFP applications Sharp is the #1 selling brand of Large Format (60"+) Commercial LCD displays in the USA through B2B sales outlets*. Sharp's professional and commercial displays are specially engineered for business applications and are offered in a wide range of sizes. From high-impact displays for digital signage, to our award-winning ultra-thin bezel video walls, to the innovative AQUOS BOARD(TM) interactive display systems, Sharp products help you communicate, collaborate, and disseminate information brilliantly.

*According to NPD Display Search Monthly Large Format Commercial Displays Report, October 2012.

About Sharp Electronics CorporationSharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation. Sharp is a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions, LED lighting and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS® Quattron(TM) LCD televisions, AQUOS BOARD(TM) interactive display systems, SharpVision® projectors, Insight® Microwave Drawer® ovens, Notevision® multimedia projectors and Plasmacluster® air purifiers.

Sharp and related trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sharp Corporation and/or its affiliated companies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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