Greenwood, S.C., April 1, 2012 – Tomoyoshi “John” Ueno joins FUJIFILM Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc., as President of the company’s North American Manufacturing Headquarters in Greenwood, South Carolina.

Mr. Ueno began his career with FUJIFILM Corporation in Japan in April 1977. Since then he has held a number of positions in Japan and the Netherlands. Prior to assuming his role with the company in Greenwood, he served as the General Manager for Fujifilm’s factory in Fujinomiya, Japan.

“I am happy to be in Greenwood, and I am eager to experience American life in the South,” said Mr. Ueno. “I am looking forward to making friends here, and most importantly, I want to see Fujifilm’s Greenwood manufacturing site grow and become more prosperous.”

With over thirty years’ experience in production and operations management, Mr. Ueno possesses technical expertise, product knowledge and managerial experience that will be beneficial to the continued successful operations for Fujifilm’s manufacturing complex in Greenwood.

Mr. Ueno will succeed current president Shinji “Shin” Kataoka, who came to Greenwood in 2008, and since then, has overseen operations at the 500-acre manufacturing campus.

“We welcome Mr. Ueno to Fujifilm in Greenwood,” said Todd Croker, senior vice president of Operations, FUJIFILM Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc. “As president, he will play a significant role in the continued growth and development of Fujifilm’s manufacturing facilities.”

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc. began manufacturing operations in South Carolina in 1988. The Greenwood manufacturing complex is currently comprised of five high technology manufacturing plants, the Greenwood Research Laboratories, and the largest Fujifilm distribution center in the world. The 500-acre complex is home to manufacturing for inkjet photo paper, digital and conventional pre-sensitized printing plates, QuickSnap one-time-use cameras, and color photographic paper. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmusa.com/northamerica, or go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 16 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2010, and in the year ended March 31, 2011, had global revenues of $25.8 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.

* At an exchange rate of 86 yen to the dollar.

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