Hoya Corporation Appoints Chris Japp Global President of Hoya (Pentax) Lifecare Division

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 Press Release
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TOKYO, March 29, 2010 Hoya Corporationannounced the appointment of Chris N. Japp to the position of GlobalPresident, Hoya (Pentax) Lifecare Division.

"Hoya Corporation is extremely pleased to have Chris Japp lead the globaldivision for Lifecare," said Hiroshi Hamada, COO of Hoya Corporation. "Chrisbrings a wealth of knowledge, insight and experience from the medical devicesand imaging industry. We expect Chris' leadership to have a major impact ingrowing Lifecare and Pentax Medical in the years to come."

With more than 25 years experience as a senior executive in the medicalimaging technology industry, Mr. Japp brings a proven track record in globalhealthcare firms. He has held executive positions at General ElectricMedical, St. Jude Medical, and most recently was Vice President & GeneralManager of Boston Scientific's Imaging Business based in Fremont, California.Mr. Japp has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Queen's University inCanada, has taken Executive MBA coursework at Temple University in Tokyo, andis Six Sigma certified.

"I am honored and excited to be leading the talented global team at Hoya(Pentax) Lifecare," Mr. Japp says. "Pentax's expertise and knowledge inmedical endoscopy technology combined with the additional strength and focusas a result of the recent merger with Hoya Corporation will position us asthe global leader in this field. Most importantly, our ongoing commitment and#1 objective will be to provide our physician customers and their patientswith the highest quality products and services, as well as new innovationsthat improve the detection and treatment of cancer and other seriousdiseases."

About Hoya Lifecare

Hoya Lifecare provides endoscopic imaging devices and technology to themedical profession under the brand name of PENTAX. We specialize in thedevelopment of video and fiber endoscopy equipment and computertechnology/imaging products for diagnostic, therapeutic and researchapplications in the GI, ENT and Pulmonary medical fields. The company offersa full range of endoscopes, accessories, carts, computer hardware & softwareplatforms, video equipment, and computer software for image and datamanagement. Recent advances include Motion Picture Studio (MPS) for full-motion, real-time video capture of procedures, transnasal TNE & TEGD,360degrees Ultrasound, and Confocal Endomicroscopy - an emerging technologythat allows cellular and sub-cellular viewing of tissue through an endoscope.For more information about Hoya Lifecare, visithttp://www.hoya.co.jp/english/index.html.

About Hoya Corporation

Hoya Corporation is a global technology company based in Tokyo, Japan,and the leading supplier of innovative and indispensable high-tech productsand services based upon its advanced optics technologies. Hoya is active infour fields of business: (1) Eye Care provides eyeglasses, operates retailshops for contact lenses, and makes intraocular lenses for cataract surgery;(2) Life Care provides endoscopic system; (3) Electro-Optics makes maskblanks and photo masks for the semiconductor devices and LCD panels, opticallenses for digital cameras, and glass memory disks for HDDs; and (4) Imagingproduces SLR/compact digital cameras, interchangeable lenses, lens modulesand micro lenses. Hoya now has over 100 subsidiaries and affiliates, andemploys more than 38,000 people worldwide.

SOURCE Hoya Corporation

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