Adobe and Ricoh Transform Paper to Digital Processes

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Companies to Enable More Secure Digital Workflows with New Solutions Based on Adobe LiveCycle, Print and Scan Technologies and Ricoh's MFP, LP and Document Solutions Product Lines

AIIM/ON DEMAND Conference and Expo, Philadelphia May 15, 2006 Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) and Ricoh Co., Ltd., a leading provider of digital office solutions, today announced an agreement to develop and co-market document scanning, security and print solutions based on Adobe PDF. The integration of Adobe LiveCycle Policy Server software, Adobe print and scan technologies with Ricoh Document Solutions and its multifunction (MFP) and laser printer (LP) devices will transform the way knowledge workers convert paper processes into more secure digital workflows.

Now, the scan of a printed page to a searchable, more secure, and compact Adobe PDF file can initiate a mission critical process. Knowledge workers can establish more secure digital workflows for scanned documents, adding user permissions and policies, encryption, digital signatures, and time stamps certified by trusted authorities.

"Ricoh has been an important Adobe partner since 1999. By partnering in the areas of PostScript and PDF, the two companies helped shape high quality document output for many customers. Now we're working together to make business processes and documents more efficient and secure," said Shantanu Narayen, President and COO at Adobe. "Today's agreement supports our strategy to provide new, flexible and even more secure document workflows based on Adobe PDF."

"We are natural partners in that Ricoh has long provided world class digital products and solutions, and Adobe is the standard in document software," said Katsumi Yoshida, Corporate Executive Vice President, Ricoh. "We look forward to developing together new document solutions that truly bridge the paper and digital worlds. Our Fortune Global 500 customers demand the most advanced solutions and we will deliver."

As one of Adobe's top PostScript partners, Ricoh will showcase Adobe LiveCycle, print and scan technologies running on Ricoh's advanced office solutions in the Ricoh booth (#2725) at the AIIM/ON DEMAND Expo held in Philadelphia from May 16 through 18, 2006. Also, Adobe will demonstrate how creative professionals can take advantage of highly reliable output using Ricoh color printers in combination with Adobe Creative Suite in the Adobe booth (#800).

The integration of Adobe technologies with Ricoh solutions will allow users to create and manage intelligent documents with enterprise applications and business processes.

-- Ricoh's MFP and LP products will enhance printing management and security capabilities by integrating with Adobe PDF document workflows.

-- Adobe PDF Scan Library software will enable Ricoh MFP and document solutions to generate searchable, more secure, and compact PDF files from scanned paper documents.

-- Adobe LiveCycle Policy Server will enable organizations to apply policies to electronic documents for increased security and control through Ricoh printing and document solutions.

-- Ricoh will adopt Adobe's Macromedia Flash technology in a wide range of products to increase usability.

About Ricoh

A global leader in digital office solutions, Ricoh ( ) creates new value at the interface of people and information, offering a broad range of digital, networked products, including multifunction products, printers, fax machines, DVD/CD media, and digital cameras.

About Adobe Systems Incorporated

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Stephanie Morey
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Francis Harrison
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Russell Marchetta
Ricoh Corporation

Peter Van der Kaag
Ricoh Europe B.V.