Ricoh Canada Inc.

Ricoh Canada Inc.

April 08, 2010 11:27 ET

Ricoh Canada Joins Woodbine as Sponsor for Highlander Stakes

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 8, 2010) - Ricoh Canada Inc. and Woodbine Entertainment Group today announced a two-year agreement in which the technology company will sponsor one of Woodbine's key turf races.

The Highlander Stakes, the complement feature on Woodbine's Queen's Plate card annually, will now be known as the Highlander Stakes, presented by Ricoh.

The Highlander, presented by Ricoh, a Grade 2, six-furlong grass race, will have its 57th running on July 4 in 2010.

"Ricoh Canada Inc. is very pleased to partner with Woodbine Entertainment Group," said David Armstrong, Vice-President of Marketing for Ricoh Canada. "Sponsoring a race on a high-profile day like Queen's Plate day falls directly in line with the kind of exciting relationship opportunities that Ricoh has always been associated with, such as our sponsorship of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games."

"We're very pleased to add the Ricoh name to the Highlander Stakes," said Glenn Crouter, Vice-President of Media Relations and Sponsorship. "Our marketing partnership with Ricoh, an excellent, high profile company, adds to Woodbine Entertainment Group's (WEG) already impressive stable of sponsors, such as Budweiser, Labatt Breweries of Canada, The Pepsi Bottling Group, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, Sharp Electronics of Canada Ltd., Ontario Tourism, and VTech Telecommunications Canada Ltd."

Smart Enough won the 2009 edition of the race.

About Woodbine Entertainment Group

Woodbine Entertainment Group is the largest operator of horse racing in Canada and is recognized as one of the most innovative in North America. As a strong community partner, WEG actively lends its leadership to a number of community organizations and causes and is one of only 110 companies in Canada to achieve Caring Company designation through Imagine Canada.

About Ricoh Canada Inc.

Ricoh Canada Inc, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 73-year old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2008 sales in excess of $20 billion. Ricoh Canada Inc. is a leading edge technology provider of document solutions. Ricoh's fully integrated hardware, software and managed services products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents. 

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