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OLYMPUS AT THE READY: NEW PRO ADVANTAGE PROGRAM OFFERS QUICK REPAIRS AND SUPPORT FOR WORKING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Professionals and enthusiasts who use Olympus products can now benefit from expedited repair, complementary equipment loan and immediate technical support for $99.99 annually

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., September 19, 2016 — Olympus announces today the launch of the Olympus PRO Advantage Program, designed to support the growing number of professional photographers and enthusiasts using Olympus' Micro Four Thirds® products. Members of the program will benefit from an assortment of service advantages, including expedited repairs, free overnight shipping, complimentary equipment loans and priority technical phone support.

To complement the expanding lineup of Olympus OM-D® mirrorless cameras, PEN® series cameras and M.ZUIKO lenses, the Olympus PRO Advantage Program will allow Olympus users to take advantage of free standard overnight shipping of their gear to and from the repair center for expedited repair service (with a three business-day turnaround from repair center receipt). Complementary equipment loans will be available for repairs that require more than three days so that Olympus PRO Advantage members won't be without their gear for extended time periods. Members needing repair on out-of-warranty gear will be provided a 15% discount off the total cost of repair. In addition, registered camera bodies will receive a six-month warranty extension from the original date of purchase.

The Olympus PRO Advantage Program includes two free "Clean & Check" coupons per year to help program members maintain their gear and keep it in top working order. Priority technical support phone call escalation is also available for program members to rapidly address any needs.

New members who sign up online will receive an introductory welcome kit that includes a camera strap, lens wrapping cloth, Olympus PRO Advantage "RUSH" repair stickers and two complementary Clean & Check coupons.

More Information:

The Olympus PRO Advantage Program will be available in the U.S. market only beginning in October for $99.99 per year. Members must meet the minimum equipment requirement of two bodies (Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, E-M1, E-M5 Mark II, E-M5, PEN-F and successor models, as well as three M.ZUIKO PRO or Premium lenses). For a complete list of specifications and program terms and conditions, visit the Olympus website: getolympus.com.

Journalists who are interested in more information about the Olympus PRO Advantage Program should contact Colin Brown, MullenLowe Public Relations, colin.brown@mullenlowe.com, 617-226-9749, or Jennifer Colucci, Olympus America Inc., jennifer.colucci@olympus.com, 484-896-5719.

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