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OKI Plants Mangrove Trees as Part of Conservation Efforts Targeting Coastal National Park in Thailand


TOKYO, July 13, 2016 -- OKI Data Corporation, an OKI Group company specializing in the printer business, today announced its involvement in the planting of 300 mangrove trees in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, located in the Kui Buri District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province in central Thailand, where OKI Data Corporation operates a manufacturing site. Seventy-five employees from OKI Precision (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (OPNT hereinafter), a manufacturing site for serial impact dot matrix printer heads, took part in this activity, another of the company's ongoing social contribution activities. The occasion marks the ninth year OPNT has contributed to this particular initiative.

Founded in 1996, OPNT manufactures and ships print heads for OKI Data Corporation's serial dot matrix printers and SP motors for the global market. It also serves as a flagship production site for OKI Data Corporation. OPNT is active in various social contribution efforts for local communities, including afforestation activities.

The tree planting took place in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, registered in 1966 as Thailand's first coastal national park, in Kui Buri District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. Volunteers from OPNT planted mangrove trees over an area of 400 square meters under guidance provided by experts. The effort will create a sanctuary for wildlife, strengthen ecosystems, and help protect the area against high waves and tsunamis.

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"We've participated in a series of social contribution efforts involving local communities, including afforestation activities in Samut Sakhon, Chiang Rai, and Chon Buri provinces, in addition to building water weir barriers in Lamphun Province," said Akinori Nishino, President of OPNT. "We also provide funding support and donate writing materials like pens and notebooks for local schoolchildren and filtering equipment necessary for safe drinking water. As part of OKI's tradition of contributing to local communities, we plan to promote greening activities and continue our support for local schools."

With the goal of helping to establish sustainable management and preservation of forests around the world, the OKI Group will continue in its environmental conservation activities rooted in regional communities.

About OKI Data Corporation

OKI Data Corporation specializes in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of business printing solutions that empower organizations to communicate more effectively. A subsidiary of Tokyo-based OKI Electric Industry (established in 1881 as Japan's first telecommunications manufacturer), OKI Data fields representatives in 100 countries to offer innovative, leading-edge products and services worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.oki.com/printing.

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