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Tuesday 07 August, 2007

Pentax Corporation

Change of Directors

Pentax Corporation
07 August 2007

          Pentax Corporation Announcment Concerning New Directors


Tokyo, Aug 7, 2007 - (JCN Newswire) - PENTAX Corporation (TSE: 7750) announces
that the following personnel assume office as directors on August 7, 2007

Director:                             Yukio Ohara
Current Position:                     HOYA Service Corporation, President

Director:                             George Stuart Souther
Current Position:                     HOYA Corporation, General Counsel

Note: The announcement of above two directors was announced on May 31, 2007, and
resolved at the 77th general shareholders meeting of PENTAX held on June 27,
2007 under the condition that 'such election to take effect only if the HOYA
Corporation files a large scale acquisition report (tairyo hoyuu houkokusho)
with the Kanto Local Finance Bureau stating to the effect that its share
certificates etc. holding ratio (as defined in Article 27-23, Section 4 of the
Securities Exchange Law) in respect of the Company has exceeded 50 percent and
only as of the date of such filing.' Today, we confirms that HOYA Corporation
submitted a large scale acquisition report to Kanto Local Finance Bureau, and
thereby notifies above election has being taking effect.


About Pentax Corporation

Pentax Corporation (TSE: 7750) is an innovative leader in the production of
endoscopes, digital cameras, lenses, lens units for digital cameras, optical
lenses for use in DVD. For more than 80 years, Pentax's industry-leading
technologies and products, backed by the company's unrivaled passion for
creativity, have helped to preserve precious moments in life. For more
information, please visit http://www.pentax.com.

Contact:

Mr. Jiro Okamura
IR Public Relations Manager
Tel: +81-3-3960-2698


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