Epson Awarded Silver Class in "Sustainability Yearbook 2011"

Company named Sustainability Leader in computer and office equipment sector

Silver Class Sustainability Yearbook 2011

– TOKYO, Japan, March 2, 2011 –

Seiko Epson Corporation ("Epson", TSE: 6724) has been named a Sustainability Leader and awarded Silver Class status in the SAM "Sustainability Yearbook 2011", published on February 28.

The annual Sustainability Yearbook is published by the world-renowned SRI (Social Responsibility Investment) research company, the SAM Group. Each year, 2,500 companies, as reflected in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index, are assessed for sustainable growth potential against more than 100 general and industry-specific criteria, covering economic, social, and environmental performance.

Of the 2,500 participating companies, only the top-scoring 15% in each of the 58 sectors were eligible for inclusion in The Sustainability Yearbook 2011. Of these, 103 companies were awarded gold class, 92 silver class, and 77 bronze class.

Epson is one of six Sustainability Leaders named in the "Computer Hardware & Electronic Office Equipment" sector.

First listed in the 2008 Yearbook with a Bronze Class rating, Epson believes that the silver class ranking reflects its firm commitment to conducting business according to its Management Philosophy.

Going forward, Epson will continue to develop its CSR program and strengthen its trust-based management initiatives.

Environmental Vision 2050
Building on its history of environmentally-conscious activities, Epson is now striving to achieve its challenging Environmental Vision 2050. For more details on Epson's sustainability initiatives, see:
http://eco.epson.com.

About Epson
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader that is dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies, with a product lineup ranging from printers and 3LCD projectors for business and the home, to electronic and crystal devices.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 80,000 employees in 102 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates.
http://global.epson.com/