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TOSHIBA WINS 2014 BRONZE STEVIE® AWARD FOR BEST SALES MEETING OF THE YEAR

Company Secures Coveted Honor for Highly Attended 2013 Sales Event

Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. was presented the 2014 Bronze Stevie Award within the Sales Meeting of the Year category during the eighth annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service last Friday in Las Vegas. The leading managed print services (MPS) provider and business printing solutions innovator secured the award in recognition of its LEAD (Learn, Engage, Act and Deliver) 2013 event last November.

LEAD 2013 drew a record crowd for an annual Toshiba sales conference with nearly a thousand attendees including sales professionals, end users, media and analysts converging on Orlando, Fla. Perhaps most notably, the event marked the launch of the Irvine, Calif. company's digital signage brand, called ElluminaTM, which is comprised of two distinct platforms, VirtuosoTM and Experience ManagerTM.

With the theme of "Touch the Future" establishing a touchstone for the conference, attendees received the ‘State of Toshiba' address from company President and Chief Executive Officer, Scott Maccabe. Aside from mentioning Toshiba's rich technology heritage and recent innovation, Maccabe spoke of the company's favorable year-over-year revenue growth and vision to explore emerging technology and develop new, innovative product offerings.

This marks the third consecutive year Toshiba has won a Stevie Award for best Sales Meeting of the Year. The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world's top sales awards, contact center awards, and customer service awards.  The Stevie Awards organizes several of the world's leading business awards shows including the prestigious American Business AwardsSM and International Business AwardsSM. More than 400 nominated customer service and sales executives from the United States and other countries attended.

Nominations exceeding 1,500 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this year's competition. Finalists were determined by the average scores of 129 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges.

"To borrow a phrase Terry Bradshaw - our keynote speaker - may use, receiving the 2014 Stevie Award for best sales meeting of the year acknowledges the impressive teamwork exhibited by our entire lineup," said Maccabe. "As a result of the collaborative effort demonstrated by the Toshiba America Business Solutions staff, LEAD 2013 was a dramatic success for our array of strategic partners."

"Entries to the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service awards have almost doubled over the past few years," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. "Not only have we seen a dramatic increase in the number of entries; but the judges have also seen a remarkable rise in the quality of the nominations submitted overall. We congratulate all of this year's Stevie winners for their outstanding work."

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About Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.

Irvine, Calif.-based Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc., (TABS) is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the world's eighth-largest electronics/electrical equipment company. TABS is a leading managed document services (MDS) provider with experts that help organizations take control of document security, workflow and print environments. With the award-winning EncompassTM managed print services (MPS) program, e-STUDIOTM line of multifunction printers (MFPs), toner products and retail information/thermal printing systems, TABS is leading the way for businesses to print smarter, work safer and conserve resources. For more information on Toshiba solutions and services available in the United States and Latin America, please visit www.business.toshiba.com and watch our corporate video on YouTube.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in five programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

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