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Océ intends to appoint Anton Schaaf as President & CEO

April 2, 2012 - London

Ernst-Jan Minnema nominated as new CFO

Venlo, The Netherlands, 2 April 2012 - Océ N.V. today announced its intention to appoint Anton Schaaf as President & CEO. Ernst-Jan Minnema is nominated as the new Chief Financial Officer of Océ N.V.. Both appointments must be approved at the Annual Shareholders Meeting to be held in Venlo on 17 April 2012.

Anton Schaaf, who will succeed Rokus van Iperen, joined Océ on 1 July 2006 as Chief Technology & Operations Officer. On 11 October 2006 he was appointed Member of the Board of Executive Directors of Océ. From 1987 until 2005 Anton Schaaf held various positions within Siemens AG, including Executive Vice President, member of the Executive Board and Chief Technology Officer of Siemens Communications in Germany. From 2005 until his appointment at Océ he was Chief Technology Officer of Deutsche Telekom AG.

Ernst-Jan Minnema will succeed Rokus van Iperen who temporarily held the CFO position since April 2011. Ernst-Jan Minnema joined Océ on 1 May 2011 as Senior Vice President Group Finance. From 1990-2002 he served in a number of management posts in various manufacturing and software companies. From 2002-2004 he was Finance Director of Canon Netherlands N.V.. From 2005 he was employed by Canon Europe N.V. as European Finance Director Consumer Imaging Group and later as European Business Integration Director.

As of 1 April 2012 Rokus van Iperen is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Canon EMEA, responsible for Canon sales and marketing activities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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About Océ
Océ is one of the leading providers of document management and printing for professionals. The Océ offering includes office printing and copying systems, high speed digital production printers and wide format printing systems for both technical documentation and color display graphics. Océ is also a foremost supplier of document management outsourcing. Many of the Fortune Global 500 companies and leading commercial printers are Océ customers. The company was founded in 1877. With headquarters in Venlo, The Netherlands, Océ is active in over 100 countries and employs more than 20,000 people worldwide. For more information visit

Océ and Canon: Stronger together
In 2010 Océ joined the Canon Group of companies with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, to create the global leader in the printing industry. Canon develops, manufactures and markets a growing line-up of copying machines, printers, cameras, optical and other products that meet a diverse range of customer needs. The Canon Group comprises over 198,000 employees worldwide. Global net sales in 2011 totalled USD 45.6 billion. Visit the Canon Inc. website at

About Canon Inc.
Canon Inc., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leader in the fields of professional and consumer imaging equipment and information systems. Canon's extensive range of products includes copying machines, inkjet and laser printers, cameras, video equipment, medical equipment and semiconductor-manufacturing equipment. Originally established in 1937 as Precision Optical Industry, Co., Ltd., a camera manufacturer, Canon has successfully diversified and globalized to become a worldwide industry leader in professional and consumer imaging systems and solutions. Now with over 198,000 employees worldwide, Canon has manufacturing and marketing subsidiaries in Japan, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania; and a global R&D network with companies based in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Canon's consolidated net sales for fiscal 2011 totalled $45.6 billion. Visit the Canon Inc. website at: 

For more information please contact:
Jan Hol
Senior Vice President Communications
Telephone: +31.77.359.2000

Nancy Aschman
Director Corporate Communications
Telephone: +31 77 359 1313

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