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North Carolina Awards Multi-Functional Copiers Contract To Sharp Electronics Corporation

  (June 09, 2014)

MAHWAH, N.J., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation recently received a contract award from the state of North Carolina for multi-functional copiers. The mandatory statewide term contract (ITS-007228 600B) became effective May 1 for use by executive branch state governmental agencies. It is also available as a convenience contract for the use of non-state agencies, including the North Carolina University System and its member campuses, the Department of Public Instruction, the North Carolina Community College System and local governments.

The statewide contract provides purchase, lease and maintenance for Sharp copiers. Awarded categories include black and white copiers with speeds of 20 pages per minute (PPM), 56 PPM, and 105 PPM, and color models with speeds from 25 to 41 PPM. Available lease terms are for 36, 48, or 60 months.

"Sharp is very excited for the opportunity to provide our award-winning business products to the State of North Carolina," said Erica Calise, Director of Marketing at Sharp Electronics. "The State's award gives Sharp an opportunity to provide a wide array of cost-efficient devices to agencies throughout the state."

Statewide service & installation will be provided by Sharp independent authorized servicing dealers, as well as Sharp's direct branch operation, Sharp Business Systems (SBS), with offices in Charlotte, Greensboro, Hickory, Winston Salem, and Morrisville.

About Sharp Electronics Corporation
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS LED HD and Ultra HD 4K televisions, Insight Microwave Drawer ovens and Plasmacluster air purifiers. Sharp has been named one of the Most Admired Brands in America and one of the 20 Most Loved Companies globally.

About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America: Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets the advanced, color MX Series multifunction printers (MFP) systems that help companies manage workflow efficiently and increase productivity. 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. To keep documents safe from unauthorized users, Sharp is a leader in the MFP industry in security by offering the most secure suite of MFP applications.

For more information on Sharp's energy efficient products, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J., 07495-1163. For online product information, visit Sharp's web site at

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Sarah Sanzari
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