SOURCE: Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

January 21, 2011 10:10 ET

Konica Minolta Supports the Bob Hope Classic for the Fourth Consecutive Year

Serves as the Official Office Equipment Provider to the Fan Favorite Event

RAMSEY, NJ and LA QUINTA, CA--(Marketwire - January 21, 2011) - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced it has teamed up with the Bob Hope Classic for the fourth consecutive year by serving as the Official Office Equipment provider of this week's 52nd annual tournament. Konica Minolta will provide its industry-leading line of multifunctional products (MFPs -- print, copy, fax, and scan all in one system), printers, and faxes for use during the week-long fan favorite.

The 2011 Bob Hope Classic will continue the same course rotation as 2010, and will mark the second straight year, the Classic has been played solely within the limits of the City of La Quinta. Tournament play began Wednesday, January 19th and concludes on Sunday, January 23rd at the Palmer Private at PGA WEST. 

The five-day Classic features 128 top PGA TOUR professionals and 384 amateur contestants, including more than 30 celebrities. Defending champion Bill Haas and past champions Mark Brooks, Chad Campbell, Joe Durant, David Duval, Charley Hoffman, Justin Leonard and Mike Weir headline the pro entries for the 2011 Classic. Olympic gold medalist Sugar Ray Leonard is set to make his inaugural appearance as a celebrity amateur golfer in the Bob Hope Classic, and is joined by other celebrity participants including Alice Cooper, John O'Hurley, Evan Longoria, Bo Jackson, and Kurt Russell. All five days of the Classic will be televised on The Golf Channel.

Starting with Friday's third round and ending with Sunday's final round, Konica Minolta will showcase their award-winning lines of digital printing hardware and software technologies in the Sponsors Pavilion by the Media Center. 

"Our investment in sports marketing -- including the fourth consecutive year with the Bob Hope Classic -- continues to have a positive impact on our business," said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "Through our support of the Bob Hope Classic, Konica Minolta is able to reach our customers during one of the favorite stops on the PGA TOUR, and further increase the brand awareness of our products and services. We remain committed to ensuring that all customers can count on Konica Minolta for all their document management needs."

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop. For the third consecutive year, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys. For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

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