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  • Sharp Announces Contract Award For Reseller Within State Of CA

    Smile Business Products to provide Sharp multifunction printers under the State of California's statewide copier contract

    MONTVALE, N.J., Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) is pleased to announce that technology provider Smile Business Products has won the State of California's recent copier contract award for mid-range multifunction printers (MFPs).

    Under the contract, Smile Business Products will work with state agencies over a three-year period to replace/upgrade equipment with efficient and economical Sharp color and monochrome MFPs. State agencies will also have access to Sharp's toner cartridge recycling program, where users can order free recycling kits for the recycling of all used Sharp cartridges, bottles, toner collection containers and drum units.

    "Smile is extremely pleased to continue our 20-year relationship with the State of California," said Joe Reeves, President and CEO of Smile Business Products. "The recent State Contract award is a testament to Smile, Sharp and Sharp's dealer community, comprised of certified Small Business and DVBE (Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise). Our partnership with Sharp and our subcontractors is invaluable, and we look forward to continuing to support the State."

    "Through this award California agencies and local government entities utilizing the contract will have access to Sharp's award winning products with our one of a kind user interface available only on Sharp MFPs," said Doug Albregts, President, CEO and Chairman of Sharp Electronics Corporation. "Sharp has been a provider of MFPs for the State of California for years and I am pleased that Smile Business Products will continue to provide Sharp business products to state agencies, helping the State of California improve operations, meet small business goals and maintain the state's environmental initiatives."

    For more information about Sharp's energy efficient products, visit the website at sharpusa.com.

    About Smile Business Products
    Smile Business Products, Inc. (Smile) is based in Sacramento California with branches offices throughout Northern California and Nevada. Smile provides office technology solutions including copiers/printers (MFP), Managed Network Services, Document Management, Managed Print Services, Telephony and Software applications. Smile's Help Desk provides immediate and efficient support to insure customers' issues are solved in a timely manner.

    For the past 20 years, Smile has been an authorized dealer for Sharp Electronics providing awarding winning products and services to government agencies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions and businesses entity of all sizes. For more information about Smile Business Products, visit our website at http://www.smilebpi.com.

    About Sharp Electronics Corporation
    Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation. Sharp is a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home appliances, networked multifunction office solutions, professional displays, robotics and energy systems.

    About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America
    Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets the advanced, MX Series multifunction printer (MFP) systems that help companies manage workflow efficiently and increase productivity. As a leader in security within the MFP industry, Sharp MFPs feature the Sharp OSA® development platform, which seamlessly integrates network applications to create a personalized MFP that can meet virtually any business need, and Scan2 technology, which scans two-sided documents in a single pass to enhance scanning reliability and preserve document integrity.

    For more information on Sharp's business products, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, 100 Paragon Drive, Montvale, N.J., 07645. For online product information, visit our website at siica.sharpusa.com.

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    Paul Merchan
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    pmerchan@peppercomm.com

    SOURCE Sharp Electronics Corporation