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Olympus Launches www.ibonthenet.com for Online Photo Sharing, Photo Books and Online Backup

[ib on the net] Enables Easy Online Photo Album Creation for Photo Sharing and Photo Printing.

CENTER VALLEY, PA., September 30, 2010 – Today Olympus Memory Works America Inc. is proud to launch [ib on the net], a new online photo service that makes photography more fun and easy by fully integrating and streamlining the process of shooting, storing, organizing, sharing and printing photos. Initially [ib on the net] offers users two gigabytes of free space to share photos at full resolution with family and friends, and to shop for digital photo albums, photo prints and other photo gifts. The service also provides online photo backup to ensure that photos will be safe from mishap or disaster. Olympus will continue to enhance the service to more tightly integrate unique end user benefits with its camera line.

[ib on the net] simplifies the entire photo experience, offering:

  • Group photo sharing to send and receive photos easily
  • Photo Books and Photo Prints custom printed with your photos
  • Photo backup service to protect your memories
  • Merchandise for purchase: photo book, photo print, calendar, greeting card and other related items

“We’re excited to offer our customers a complete photo solution to make it easier than ever for them to manage and get the most out of their photos,” said Michael Timar, Director of Business Development for Olympus Memory Works America Inc. “Imagine going to a bridal shower, wedding or baby shower. After the event, you can create a share space where everyone can add their photos, and enjoy the complete collection of photos. Then, with a few clicks, each can create a beautiful photo book using their favorite pictures, not just the ones from their own camera.”

To try out [ib on the net] for yourself, please visit: www.ibonthenet.com.

Journalists interested in receiving more information on [ib on the net] should contact Eric Ash, Mullen Public Relations, (412) 402-0186 or eric.ash@mullen.com, or Mike Timar, Olympus Memory Works America Inc., 3500 Corporate Parkway, Center Valley, PA 18034, (484) 896-3138 or michael.timar@olympus.com, or visit the Web site at www.ibonthenet.com.

Olympus Memory Works America Inc. (OMWA), headquartered in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus Corporation of the Americas (OCA). The company was formed in February 2010 to operate concurrently with Olympus Memory Works Japan (OMWJ) and OMWJ’s parent company Olympus Imaging Corporation (OIMC) in Tokyo. For more information, please visit http://www.olympus-memoryworks.com/us.