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[February 14, 2014]

Toshiba Aligning to Enable One Stop Shop for European Retail Stores with Integration of European POS and Maintenance Businesses

TOKYO --(Business Wire)--

Toshiba (News - Alert) TEC (TOKYO: 6588) announces it will integrate its European retail-focused businesses to provide a unified and strengthened solution and services operation expected to begin on April 1 and will continue during Spring 2014, subject to local country policies. Toshiba TEC Europe Retail Information Systems SA/NV ("TERIS") and Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions ("TGCS") companies in Europe will combine their strengths and will act as one face to the customer under Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions. Both companies will align their retail store operations, service business and business partner channel, to deliver broader unique solutions to their customers, with enhanced focus on mobility and omni-channel. The integrated business of POS solutions, maintenance, services and our channel will be led by Alan Outlaw, Vice President of Sales, Europe, Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, who will provide sales and business leadership.

Retail stores will now have a "one-stop shopping" experience in Europe with a full suite of store solutions to address evolving retail store needs such as mobility and omni-channel. As consumers demand more engagement throughout their shopping journey, the new integrated portfolio gives retailers the opportunity to differentiate and modernize their stores with seamless retailing across all channels.

"Ever since our founding in 1950, Toshiba TEC has always sought to offer the best value for our customers by offering them products and services which meet their expectations. Thanks to the upcoming integration of its European retail companies, we will be in a position to offer to our customers an even wider range of proucts and solutions," said Masato Yamamoto, Senior Vice President of Toshiba TEC Corporation. "This will undoubtedly give added value to our retail customers and business partners, so that they can strengthen their competitive position in the retail markets."


"With more than 40 years' experience as a global innovator in retail technology, today's announced integration plans will enable us to serve our European customers with greater efficiency and more value through a broader portfolio of solutions and services that tackle the complexities across the retail store, online and mobile interactions," said Alan Outlaw, VP of Sales, Europe, Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions. "With our combined expert retail staff, industry leading portfolio and valued business partners all focused on our European customers, we will accelerate our goal to assist retailers to stay ahead of the game by providing a seamless, customer-centric shopping experience."

To learn more about the integrated Toshiba portfolio of retail solutions, maintenance and services offerings, visit www.toshibacommerce.com and www.toshibatec-eu.com and follow Toshiba's retail activities on twitter @toshibagcs.com

About Toshiba TEC

Toshiba Tec Corporation, a Toshiba company, designs and markets worldwide an extensive range of technology products, including POS (Point of Sales) systems and barcode printing equipment, label printing and RFID systems for the manufacturing, logistics and retail industries; and kiosk and self-service solutions for the retail, hospitality and transportation industries. Toshiba Tec is a leading global provider of copiers and MFP for office use.

About Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions

Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions is retail's first choice for integrated in-store solutions and is the global market share leader in retail store technology. With a global team of dedicated business partners, we deliver innovative commerce solutions that transform checkout, provide seamless consumer interactions and optimize retail operations that are changing the retail landscape.


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