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Olympus Announced Rebate for Zuiko Digital Specific LensesTM for The E-System and New Price for E-1 Digital SLR Body (U.S.)

- Rebate Offer on Lenses Valid From May 1 to July 31, 2004

Melville, New York, May 1, 2004 - Olympus America today announced a rebate on five Zuiko Digital Specific LensesTM for the E-1 Digital SLR System. Starting May 1 and continuing through to July 31, 2004, purchase one of the select Zuiko Digital Specific Lenses from an authorized E-Professional System Dealer and get cash back from Olympus. The company also announced today a new estimated street price for the E-1 Digital SLR body of $1499.00, down from $1799.00.

A rebate form for this special offer is available from an authorized E-Professional dealer, or online at www.olympusamerica.com/rebate.

The rebate offer applies to the following lenses: 11-22mm F2.8-3.5 Wide-Angle zoom, 14-54mm F2.8-3.5, 50-200mm F2.8-3.5, 50mm f2.0 1:2 Macro, and EC-14 1.4X Teleconverter. This chart illustrates the value of the rebates for these lenses, and the estimated street prices following the rebates.

Lenses Product Estimated Street Price Pre-Rebate Rebate Amount Estimated Street Price After Rebate
11-22mm F2.8-3.5 wide-angle zoom $799.95 $80 $719.95
14-54mm F2.8-3.5 $499.95 $50 $449.95
50-200mm F2.8-3.5 $999.95 $100 $899.95
50mm f2.0 1:2 Macro $499.95 $50 $449.95
EC-14 1.4X Teleconverter $439.95 $45 $394.95

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For more information contact Michael Bourne, Mullen Public Relations, 650-210-9857 or michael.bourne@mullen.com, or Chris Sluka, senior public relations manager, Olympus America Inc, Consumer Products Group, Two Corporate Center Dr., Melville, NY 11747-3157, ph: (631) 844-5000 (800) 622-6372, Fax: (631) 844-5262.

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