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Kodak Expands Manufacturing Capacity to Meet Demand for its SONORA Process Free Plates

Kodak today opened a new manufacturing line at its Columbus, Georgia facility which will produce its KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates. More than 2,700 printers around the world have embraced the SONORA Process Free Plates because they deliver the productivity, quality and print capabilities of mainstream processed plates while completely eliminating the need for plate processing. The company marked the opening of this new manufacturing line with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Eastman Kodak Company CEO, Jeff Clarke; President, Print Systems Division and Senior Vice President Eastman Kodak Company, Brad Kruchten; community leaders and customers.The state-of-the-art manufacturing line is designed to meet increasing demand for SONORA Process Free Plates, which eliminate the water, chemical and energy use required by processed plates without sacrificing quality or productivity. As a result, Kodak is helping its customers be competitive, save money and reduce environmental impact, all at the same time, without compromise. Printers use SONORA Process Free Plates to produce a variety of print applications including commercial print, books, newspapers and packaging.“Today’s opening of this new manufacturing line keeps us on an accelerated pace toward our goal of helping printers become more sustainable with SONORA Process Free Plates,” said Jeff Clarke, CEO, Eastman Kodak Company. “Kodak is committed to providing solutions that increase the sustainability of the printing industry, while also reducing printing costs. This is good business and good for our environment.”“To remain competitive in an evolving market, companies such as Kodak need access to high-quality resources that can be found in Georgia,” said Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. “Kodak’s decision to expand existing facilities here speaks to the strength and vitality of Georgia’s business climate and labor force.”Because SONORA Process Free Plates don't use processing chemistry, printers can remove their processing equipment. Without processing equipment, printers can completely eliminate their water, chemical and energy usage related to processing plates, which saves the average printer using 20,000 square meters of plates up to $99,000 annually.#About Kodak Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging. We provide – directly and through partnerships with other innovative companies – hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic arts, commercial print, publishing, packaging, electronic displays, entertainment and commercial films, and consumer products markets. With our world-class R&D capabilities, innovative solutions portfolio and highly trusted brand, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to sustainably grow their own businesses and enjoy their lives. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at KodakNow or follow event coverage at #Kodak and #Sonora.(Kodak and Sonora are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)2015

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Kodak Customers Dominate the 2015 In-Plant Awards with Most Wins Overall

Kodak customers took home 25 of 67 medals at the 2015 In-Plant Printing Mailing Association (IPMA) In-Plant Awards ceremony on June 15 in Orlando, Florida. The In-Plant Awards recognize the simple, everyday achievements of in-house corporate publishing, printing and distribution professionals. IPMA is the only professional association dedicated exclusively to the needs of all in-house corporate publishing, printing and distribution professionals, providing expert educational and networking forums for its members. Long standing Kodak customer Excellus BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) had the honors of winning the ‘Best in Show Digital Award’ as well as receiving a ‘Runner Up’ nomination for its Information Management Symposium and its Document Services 2015 Bound Calendar, respectively. Out of the three pieces vying for ‘Best in Show’, the two Excellus BCBS projects were both printed using the KODAK NEXPRESS SX3300 Digital Production Color Press.To pick the winners, judges consider the degree of difficulty required to print a job, and often consult the entry forms to see which equipment was used. Kodak technology produced eleven gold medal winners along with nine silver and five bronze, amounting to more awards than any other vendor in the Digital Category and the most wins overall. Customers across a number of industries leveraged the KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Press Platform, KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plates, KODAK PRINERGY Workflow and Computer to Plate (CTP) technologies to create this year’s award winning projects.While an impressive and growing number of award wins showcases positive momentum for Kodak, it is the variety of solutions recognized that truly displays the impact of Kodak’s expertise across a broad spectrum of verticals. IPMA’s acknowledgment further communicates the value and results Kodak customers are seeing when implementing KODAK Solutions throughout every aspect of the printing process, solidifying Kodak as a leader in digital print.Kodak Customers: 2015 IPMA WinsChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plates) – two gold, two silver and one bronzeExcellus BlueCross BlueShield (KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Press Platform) – three gold, one silver and one bronzeThe University of Arkansas PMC Solutions (CTP) – one gold and one silverThe University of Oklahoma Printing Services (KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Press Platform) – two gold and one bronze The University of Oklahoma Printing Services (KODAK PRINERGY Workflow, KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plates and CTP) – two gold and four silverWorld Bank (KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Press Platform) – one gold, one silver and two bronzeExecutive Quote"Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has been using Kodak Nexpress equipment for many years, and the equipment has helped us produce a high volume of quality, economical and innovative print jobs for our key audiences," said Catherine Ciardi, Corporate Director, Excellus BCBS Document Services. "Kodak remains a good business partner." #About Kodak Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging. We provide – directly and through partnerships with other innovative companies – hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic arts, commercial print, publishing, packaging, electronic displays, entertainment and commercial films, and consumer products markets. With our world-class R&D capabilities, innovative solutions portfolio and highly trusted brand, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to sustainably grow their own businesses and enjoy their lives. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at KodakNow.(KODAK, NEXPRESS, PRINERGY and SONORA are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)2015

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Kodak Reports Improved Second Quarter Operating Performance

Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: KODK) today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2015, ended June 30.Highlights of the quarter include:GAAP Net loss of $23 million compared with a net loss of $62 million in 2Q of 2014, a year-over-year improvement of $39 million.Key product lines achieved strong sales growth:Volume for KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates increased by 66%.Volume for KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plates grew by 39%.Revenues from the KODAK PROSPER Portfolio increased by 23%.Operating Expenses were $86 million for the quarter, or a 29% improvement from the prior-year period – on track to achieve greater than a $100 million improvement in 2015. On a GAAP basis, SG&A and R&D expenses totaled $78 million.The company reiterated 2015 guidance for revenue of $1.8-$2.0 billion and Operational EBITDA of $100-$120 million.“I am pleased with our second quarter operating performance,” said Jeff Clarke, Kodak Chief Executive Officer. “We saw solid results from our core printing business divisions and strong growth in our industry leading product lines: SONORA, FLEXCEL NX AND PROSPER. I am confident Kodak is on track to meet our financial goals for the year.”Revenues in the second quarter of 2015 were $458 million, a decline of 13% from $528 million in the second quarter of 2014. This was primarily due to the adverse impact of currency exchange as well as expected declines in revenue from legacy products. Operational EBITDA totaled $23 million, down $1 million from the same period a year ago. Net loss for the quarter was $23 million, compared with a net loss of $62 million in the same period a year ago.John McMullen, Kodak Chief Financial Officer, noted that: “On an ‘apples-to-apples’ basis, excluding the impact of foreign exchange and non-recurring intellectual property revenue from 2014, Operational EBITDA improved by $16 million or greater than 100% over the same period a year ago. With regard to the balance sheet, we remain confident in our ability to generate positive cash flow in the second half of the year.”Print Systems Division (PSD), Kodak’s largest division, had second quarter 2015 revenues of $282 million, down 12% from $321 million in the same period a year ago. The majority of the decline was due to unfavorable foreign exchange rates. On a constant currency basis, PSD revenues declined by 2%.For the fifth consecutive quarter, unit volume of digital plates increased, led by strong continuing demand for KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates. At the end of the second quarter, the number of customers using SONORA Plates reached over 2,700, up 19% from the end of the first quarter. Operational EBITDA for PSD was essentially flat, year over year, at $20 million.Enterprise Inkjet Systems Division (EISD) had revenues of $45 million for the second quarter of 2015, down 4% from the second quarter of 2014. Foreign exchange rates had a significant impact. On a constant currency basis, EISD revenue improved by 4% versus last year. Operational EBITDA for EISD was negative $5 million, compared with negative $12 million in Q2 of 2014, for a year-over-year improvement of $7 million.Five PROSPER systems were placed with customers during the second quarter, for a total of ten systems placed year to date. In the second quarter, total pages produced on PROSPER systems increased by 11%, as customers continue to take advantage of Kodak’s unique Stream inkjet technology.Micro 3D Printing and Packaging Division (MPPD) had revenues of $34 million in the second quarter of 2015, up 3% from the same period a year ago or 15% on a constant currency basis. MPPD Operational EBITDA for the quarter turned positive at $4 million, compared with zero in the second quarter of 2014.MPPD’s performance was driven by growth in FLEXCEL revenues in the packaging business. With 21 new FLEXCEL NX systems installed during the second quarter, the installed base rose to 441.Kodak’s development of silver halide mesh and copper mesh films for touch sensor applications is moving toward volume production. These startup businesses will be in investment mode through the end of 2015, with a shift to profitability expected next year.Software & Solutions Division (SSD) had Q2 revenues of $27 million – flat versus the same period last year, and Operational EBITDA of $1 million, up from zero last year.Consumer and Film Division (CFD) had revenues of $66 million in the second quarter of 2015, down 24% from the same period a year ago. The decline was primarily due to the expected volume decrease for consumer inkjet printer cartridges and motion picture film.CFD had Operational EBITDA of $8 million for the second quarter, a decline of $7 million from $15 million in the second quarter of 2014.Kodak’s two other operating divisions are Intellectual Property Solutions Division (IPSD) and Eastman Business Park Division (EBPD). IPSD had no revenues in the second quarter and Operational EBITDA of negative $7 million. In the same period a year ago, IPSD recorded $9 million in revenues from an intellectual property licensing agreement and contributed $1 million to Operational EBITDA. IPSD includes the costs for corporate R&D.EBPD had revenue of $4 million in the quarter, flat with a year ago. Operational EBITDA was $2 million for the second quarter of 2015 versus zero a year ago.Revenue and Operational EBITDA 2015 vs. 2014($ millions)Q2 2015 ActualsPSDEISDMPPDSSDCFDIPSDEBPDTotal EKRevenue$ 282  $ 45  $ 34  $ 27  $ 66  $ -  $ 4 $ 458 Operational EBITDA b/f corp costs 34 (2)  6 3 11 (7) 2   47   Corporate SGA 14 3 2 2 3 - -   24 Operational EBITDA  20  (5)  4 1 8 (7) 2 23 Q2 2014 ActualsPSDEISDMPPDSSDCFDIPSDEBPDTotal EKRevenue$ 321  $ 47  $ 33  $ 27  $ 87  $ 9  $ 4 $ 528 Operational EBITDA b/f corp costs 40 (8) 2 3 20 1 - 58   Corporate SGA 20 4 2 3 5 - - 34 Operational EBITDA 20 (12) - - 15 1 - 24 Q2 2015 Actuals vs. Q2 2014 Actuals - B/(W)PSDEISDMPPDSSDCFDIPSDEBPDTotal EKRevenue$ (39) $ (2) $ 1  $ - $ (21) $ (9) $ -$ (70)Operational EBITDA b/f corp costs (6) 6 4 - (9) (8) 2 (11)  Corporate SGA 6 1 - 1 2 - - 10 Operational EBITDA - 7 4 1 (7) (8) 2 (1) #About Kodak Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging. We provide – directly and through partnerships with other innovative companies – hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic arts, commercial print, publishing, packaging, electronic displays, entertainment and commercial films, and consumer products markets. With our world-class R&D capabilities, innovative solutions portfolio and highly trusted brand, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to sustainably grow their own businesses and enjoy their lives. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at KodakNow. Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-looking Statements This press release includes "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning the Company’s plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events, future revenue or performance, capital expenditures, liquidity, investments, financing needs, business trends, and other information that is not historical information. When used in this press release, the words “estimates,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “projects,” “plans,” “intends,” “believes,” “predicts,” “forecasts,” “strategy,” “continues,” “goals,” “targets,” or future or conditional verbs, such as “will,” “should,” “could,” or “may,” and variations of such words or similar expressions, as well as statements that do not relate strictly to historical or current facts, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, management’s examination of historical operating trends and data, are based upon the Company’s expectations and various assumptions. Future events or results may differ from those anticipated or expressed in these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, among others, the risks and uncertainties described in more detail in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, under the headings “Business,” “Risk Factors,” “Legal Proceedings,” and/or “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations–Liquidity and Capital Resources,” in the corresponding sections of the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2015, and June 30, 2015, and in other filings the Company makes with the SEC from time to time, as well as the following: the Company’s ability to improve and sustain its operating structure, financial results and profitability; the ability of the Company to achieve cash forecasts, financial projections, and projected growth; the Company’s ability to achieve the financial and operational results contained in its business plans; the ability of the Company to discontinue, spin off, or sell certain non-core businesses or operations; the Company’s ability to comply with the covenants in its credit facilities; the Company’s ability to obtain additional financing if and as needed; any potential adverse effects of the concluded Chapter 11 proceedings on the Company’s brand or business prospects; the Company’s ability to fund continued investments, capital needs and restructuring payments and service its debt; changes in foreign currency exchange rates, commodity prices and interest rates; the resolution of claims against the Company; the Company’s ability to attract and retain key executives, managers and employees; the Company’s ability to maintain product reliability and quality and growth in relevant markets; the Company’s ability to effectively anticipate technology trends and develop and market new products, solutions and technologies; and the impact of the global economic environment on the Company. There may be other factors that may cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf apply only as of this date and are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements included in this press release. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. NON-GAAP MEASURESFINANCIAL STATEMENTS

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Kodak’s Innovation and Leadership in Print Underscored with Two 2015 InterTech™ Technology Awards

Kodak has received two of the 10 overall 2015 InterTech™ Technology Awards for its KODAK PROSPER 6000 Presses and newly-launched NX advantage for the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System . Since 1978, the Printing Industries of America (PIA) InterTech™ Technology Awards have honored the development of technologies predicted to have a major impact on the graphic arts and related industries.The KODAK PROSPER 6000 Presses and NX advantage for the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System were selected by an independent panel of judges based on their innovation and likelihood of advancing the performance of the graphic communications industry. Kodak far exceeded the printing industry's expectations, emerging from this year's competition as the only company to take home more than one award - a true testament to the priority Kodak's R&D teams place on developing the industry's most innovative and sustainable printing technologies.       These two 2015 InterTech™ Technology Awards mark Kodak's 39th and 40th overall InterTech™ Technology Awards to date, including the third overall for the FLEXCEL NX System in seven years - representing a remarkable achievement that emphasizes Kodak's longstanding legacy of delivering breakthrough, game-changing printing technologies. Kodak had previously received InterTech™ accolades for technologies such as NEXPRESS Red Fluorescing Dry Inks , PROSPER S10 Imprinting System and DIGICAP NX Screening . Kodak's focus on innovation and commitment to delivering world-class, sustainable printing technologies to its customers has enabled Kodak to continue to outperform and outpace the competition, solidifying its position as a leader in commercial and packaging printing.Kodak will be presented with its two InterTech™ Stars before an audience of industry leaders during the 2015 Printing Industries of America Premier Print Awards Gala on September 13, 2015 in Chicago. The Gala will be held as part of GRAPH EXPO 15 , where Kodak will be demonstrating its innovative and sustainable technologies throughout the multi-day event at booth #823, located near the main entrance and registration area of McCormack Place ( click here for interactive map ). For media inquiries and/or more information regarding Kodak's presence at GRAPH EXPO 15, please contact kelly.mandarano@kodak.com or paul_doyle@lpp.com .About the KODAK PROSPER 6000 PressesThe KODAK PROSPER 6000 Presses leverage an innovative feature set and capabilities that are unlike any other press on the market. Advances in transport, drying and writing systems, as well as the Kodak Print Manager 700 DFE/Controller, combine to deliver the highest levels of reliability, speed, application flexibility, substrate range, ease of use and cost-effectiveness. The KODAK PROSPER 6000 Presses enable print service to realize value from a wide variety of different efficiencies. The speed and flexibility offer on-demand printing, faster turnaround times, and reduced lost profits while the personalization enhancement and quality of the printed materials offer a competitive differentiator.About the NX advantageThe KODAK FLEXCEL NX System is a full-integrated solution for the imaging of digital photopolymer flexographic plates that utilizes unique KODAK SQUAREspot Imaging Technology and high resolution materials to elevate the quality, consistency and cost-effectiveness of flexo printing. With the latest NX advantage , users can take these capabilities to the next level with advanced solutions for ink transfer and small dot reproduction that give the final package even greater visual impact while reducing costs in production. The printing of white ink, a particular challenge for flexo-printed flexible packaging, is dramatically improved with smoother ink coverage and higher opacities achievable with a reduced volume of ink. With the NX advantage, print buyers and print service providers can enjoy flexo print quality that truly rivals roto-gravure printing while driving the production efficiencies that allow them to stay competitive to today's challenging market. Executive Quote"The InterTech™ Technology Awards are not only the print industry's most prestigious honors, they set the bar for printing technology excellence and innovation," said Terry Taber, CTO, Kodak. "Throughout the history of InterTech™, Kodak has strived to deliver the most ground-breaking, eco-friendly printing technologies. Receiving our 39th and 40th InterTech™ Technology Awards is an affirmation of the mission we embarked upon almost 40 years ago."PIA Judge Quote       "The quality, speed and agility at which both the PROSPER 6000 Presses and FLEXCEL NX System produced prints really captured the judges attention," said Dr. Mark Bohan, Printing Industries of America. "Their ability to make real-time adjustments, adapt to changing substrates or eliminate the need for double hits of white and another colors are truly impressive."Customer Quote"Weighing competitive presses against each other takes careful consideration of a number of different factors," said Darrin Wilen, President, Wilen Direct . "Our decision to purchase the KODAK PROSPER 6000C became much less difficult to make, however, when we were able to see how it marries speed with the quality of the heavy ink coverage required for high-end direct mail."Customer Quote"Kodak's advanced new screening patterns are completely changing the way our customers look at flexo, and we are proud to be producing what we believe is the most advanced plate quality in the market," said Tristan Zafra, President and CEO, Trisoft Graphics . "Some of the most common problems and challenges we previously faced with flexo printing, such as pin-holing, insufficient opacity and trail edge voids, have been virtually eliminated by the latest NX advantage for the FLEXCEL NX System."#About KodakKodak is a technology company focused on imaging. We provide - directly and through partnerships with other innovative companies - hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic arts, commercial print, publishing, packaging, electronic displays, entertainment and commercial films, and consumer products markets. With our world-class R&D capabilities, innovative solutions portfolio and highly trusted brand, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to sustainably grow their own businesses and enjoy their lives. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com , follow us on Twitter @Kodak , or like us on Facebook at KodakNow .(KODAK, FLEXCEL, PROSPER, SQUARESPOT, DIGICAP and NEXPRESS are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)Editor's Note:  For additional information about Kodak, visit our web site on the Internet at: www.kodak.com/2015

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Kodak Print Systems Division Announces Global Price Increase

Growing maintenance costs for legacy products as well as cost pressures on raw materials, utilities, labor rates, transportation and duties are driving up Kodak’s cost of goods sold within some of its offset print product groups. As such, effective immediately, the company is announcing a global price increase on certain digital plate, chemistry and output device products. The price increase will be engaged selectively by product and/or sales region based on impacted manufacturing and logistics cost pressures. Over the coming months each regional cluster will work with our customer base to communicate and manage the introduction in accordance with local requirements and need. Kodak has made great progress and remains diligent in driving operational efficiencies and cost reductions across all of our global manufacturing facilities.While we know that changes like this could be impactful to some customers, the company is committed to the organizational health of all our customers, and looks forward to working closely together to evaluate the most cost effective solutions for every printer. It is our industry commitment to not only provide cost effective products, but to also drive innovative solutions that improve a printer’s total cost of operations through superior technologies, enhanced print quality, operational efficiencies and environmental leadership that drive the sustainability of print. If you have questions, or require further information, please contact your local Kodak sales management directly.

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KODAK INSITE Prepress Portal 7 Delivers Enhanced Customer Control through HTML5

To strengthen the working relationship between print service providers and their customers and to enhance the user experience, Kodak is launching KODAK INSITE Prepress Portal System 7 built on HTML5. By removing the requirement for the JAVA Platform, a third party plugin, KODAK INSITE Prepress Portal 7 now delivers new features including HTML5 system diagnostics and a redesigned HTML5-based Smart Review user interface.KODAK INSITE Prepress Portal 7 helps print service providers extend workflow automation capabilities while reducing turnaround time and cost by delivering simple, real-time access and collaboration with customers. It is equipped to securely integrate with KODAK PRINERGY Workflow and to support enhanced control over the prepress process. This enables customers, prepress operators and service representatives to submit jobs, track progress, collaborate on changes and review and approve work—anywhere, anytime.KODAK INSITE Prepress Portal 7:  Secure, Streamlined Performance KODAK INSITE Prepress Portal 7 gives the customer additional freedom by providing a real-time and user-friendly experience with the new HTML5-based Smart Review. The system automatically track all activities – including job submissions, change requests and approvals or rejections – and alerts customers and prepress staff of issues for quicker correction and page updates. The removal of the JAVA Platform requirement is a significant enhancement, allowing customers to engage with a secure, streamlined platform for managing proofs with reduced technical support. The HTML5 platform delivers a consistent interface across the widest range of platforms and Web browser environments.Executive Quote “Delivering automation workflow solutions that enable print service providers to build relationships with customers based on quality and trust is our number one priority,” said Allan Brown, General Manager, Unified Workflow Solutions, Eastman Kodak Company. “We understood the challenges our customers faced with existing prepress portals and have delivered a tool that offers a more efficient and accessible experience. The development of KODAK INSITE Prepress Portal 7 provides an enhanced Smart Review experience, while the system’s integration with PRINERGY Workflow gives our customers the most significant competitive advantage available through workflow software today.”Visit the Kodak website to learn more about the additional features and benefits of KODAK INSITE Prepress Portal 7. #About Kodak Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging. We provide – directly and through partnerships with other innovative companies – hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic arts, commercial print, publishing, packaging, electronic displays, entertainment and commercial films, and consumer products markets. With our world-class R&D capabilities, innovative solutions portfolio and highly trusted brand, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to sustainably grow their own businesses and enjoy their lives. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at KodakNow.(KODAK, INSITE, and PRINERGY are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)2015

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New KODAK PRINERGY Workflow 7 Protects Print Service Provider Margins

In response to its customers’ most pressing challenges, which include the need to reduce inefficiencies and enhance printing quality, Kodak is delivering PRINERGY Workflow 7, the latest advancement of the company’s workflow automation software. All of the enhancements to PRINERGY Workflow 7 protect the profit margins of today’s print service providers, including new features that limit human error, improve time to press, and enable faster and more informed decisions that are critical for keeping margins healthy.PRINERGY Workflow  increases the level of automation in every core function of the printing process – job creation, collaboration, file processing, trapping, proofing, imposition and color management, enabling printers to better compete in today’s changing print environment. Kodak’s workflow automation software also delivers the flexibility to integrate with current, future and third-party technology, allowing customers to grow their workflow system alongside their business. Demand driven improvements to KODAK PRINERGY Workflow 7callas Preflight Profile Integration – Preflight+ allows the integration of callas preflight profiles for improved quality control and reduced manual touch points.Layered PDF Versioning Enhancements – Improved error detection and better control over multiple layers of files making versioned printing more flexible, reliable and repeatable than ever.Digital Printing Enhancements - Centralized control over digital and conventional presses and equipment to deliver efficient, automated production of all job sizes to a fleet of Kodak and third-party digital presses and computer-to-plate (CTP) devices. Kodak is leveraging these digital printing enhancements to enable an advanced level of automation and management of production presses. These new capabilities make it possible for PRINERGY Workflow 7 to control job ticketing parameters both manually and through Rules Based Automation (RBA) of multiple devices while monitoring and reporting the status of each alongside CTP devices and proofers.To learn more about the additional features and benefits of KODAK PRINERGY Workflow 7 visit www.kodak.com/go/prinergy.Executive Quote “Kodak’s strength is in research and development,” said Jeff Clarke, chief executive officer, Eastman Kodak Company. “We listened to our customers when they told us that high-quality printing is not enough in today’s printing industry, they needed to further increase their advantage over their competitors. To address those needs we leveraged our software engineering expertise to create PRINERGY Workflow 7.  Workflow software is a driver of efficiency and productivity and PRINERGY Workflow 7 takes those to new heights and enables our customers to better compete in a challenging marketplace.” Customer Quote “Preflight+ is a great addition to KODAK PRINERGY Workflow 7 for our company,” said Michael Clarke, process analyst, Dupli Envelope and Graphics, Inc. “We had been looking for a preflight solution that would highlight issue areas of problem files. We have used other vendor solutions, but none would provide the highlight function. Our team is looking forward to putting together a new preflight process to enable quick and effortless preflights of customer artwork. The fact that Rules Based Automation (RBA) can be set up to provide the reports automatically is just icing on the cake.” Partner Quote “We are proud to incorporate our PDF technology into PRINERGY Workflow, one of the industry’s most popular workflow products,” said Dietrich von Seggern, business development manager, callas software. "Our goal has always been to develop technology that is reliable, innovative and flexible, all key requirements for automation. We believe that the combination of a versatile client server system, PRINERGY Workflow and our pdfToolbox technology will be the right answer for many customers.”# About Kodak Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging. We provide – directly and through partnerships with other innovative companies – hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic arts, commercial print, publishing, packaging, electronic displays, entertainment and commercial films, and consumer products markets. With our world-class R&D capabilities, innovative solutions portfolio and highly trusted brand, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to sustainably grow their own businesses and enjoy their lives. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at KodakNow.(Kodak and Prinergy are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)2015

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Kodak Remains Committed to Touch Sensor Development

Kodak is committed to moving forward independently with development of copper mesh touch sensor technology, following UniPixel’s decision to withdraw from joint activities with Kodak.“We are pleased to have full control over the technology development program and excited about the business opportunities ahead. We expect to have products based on this technology in the market before the end of this year,” said Philip Cullimore, President - Enterprise Inkjet Systems Division and Micro 3D Printing & Packaging Division.Kodak continues to believe that copper mesh technology for large-size touch screens, together with the silver- halide based touch sensors for phones and tablets that Kodak has been developing separately, will give the company a broad offering in the rapidly growing touch screen market.“Kodak has great opportunities in the touch screen market,” said Cullimore. “We plan to continue investing in both technologies to speed them to market.”# About Kodak Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging. We provide – directly and through partnerships with other innovative companies – hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic arts, commercial print, publishing, packaging, electronic displays, entertainment and commercial films, and consumer products markets. With our world-class R&D capabilities, innovative solutions portfolio and highly trusted brand, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to sustainably grow their own businesses and enjoy their lives. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at KodakNow.CAUTIONARY STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SAFE HARBOR PROVISIONS OF THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995 This document includes “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning the Company’s plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events, future revenue or performance, capital expenditures, liquidity, investments, financing needs, business trends, and other information that is not historical information. When used in this document, the words “estimates,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “projects,” “plans,” “intends,” “believes,” “predicts,” “forecasts,” or future or conditional verbs, such as “will,” “should,” “could,” or “may,” and variations of such words or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, management’s examination of historical operating trends and data are based upon the Company’s expectations and various assumptions. Future events or results may differ from those anticipated or expressed in these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, among others, the risks and uncertainties described in more detail in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, under the headings “Business,” “Risk Factors,” “Legal Proceedings,” and/or “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations–Liquidity and Capital Resources,” and in other filings the Company makes with the SEC from time to time, as well as the following: the Company’s ability to improve and sustain its operating structure, financial results and profitability; the ability of the Company to achieve cash forecasts, financial projections, and projected growth; our ability to achieve the financial and operational results contained in our business plans; the ability of the Company to discontinue, spin off or sell certain non-core businesses or operations; the Company’s ability to comply with the covenants in its credit facilities; our ability to obtain additional financing if and as needed; any potential adverse effects of the concluded Chapter 11 proceedings on the Company’s brand or business prospects; the Company’s ability to fund continued investments, capital needs and restructuring payments and service its debt; changes in foreign currency exchange rates, commodity prices and interest rates; the resolution of claims against the Company; our ability to attract and retain key executives, managers and employees; our ability to maintain product reliability and quality and growth in relevant markets; our ability to effectively anticipate technology trends and develop and market new products, solutions and technologies; and the impact of the global economic environment on the Company. There may be other factors that may cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf apply only as of this date and are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements included in this document. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.2015

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Graphic Users’ Association Celebrates 20th Anniversary of GUA Conference

The Graphic Users’ Association (GUA) opens registration for its 2015 GUA Conference, scheduled for May 31 – June 4, in San Antonio, Tex., at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort. The GUA will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year and remains dedicated to empowering users of KODAK Solutions to discover how new applications can drive business growth and fresh revenue streams. Attendees can register today at http://www.guaconference.com/2015.Drawing attendees from around the world, GUA 2015 offers information, education and tools needed to succeed in the graphic communications industry. The “Think Beyond” theme will highlight how GUA members can imagine new and sustainable ways to increase productivity for their business beyond traditional techniques. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact and learn from other Kodak customers, as well as to see firsthand Kodak’s newest technology and product portfolio updates, including KODAK PRINERGY Workflow 7 and KODAK INSITE Prepress Portal System 7.GUA 2015 kicks off with GUA University Courses from May 31 – June 1, which offer participants in-depth training and certification to learn how to maximize efficiency and productivity with their current investments in specific areas such as color, digital connectivity, Rules-Based Automation and imposition tools. University attendees will also explore print as a sustainable medium and how production and print processes can improve social, environmental and economic performance.Following the GUA University Courses, the GUA Conference and Technology Innovation Lab will take place from June 1–4. Featuring industry keynote speakers, customer panel discussions and business and technical tracks, the GUA Conference will help attendees achieve a deeper level of knowledge to help drive their competitive advantage, while also addressing the real world challenges and opportunities the evolving graphics communications industry is facing. The GUA Technology Innovation Lab provides a dedicated space where attendees can talk with Kodak subject matter experts and receive one-on-one hands on product demonstrations.Key Information about GUA 2015:Who:GUA members, Kodak print customers, and companies seeking to invest in Kodak solutionsWhat:GUA 2015When:May 31 – June 4, 2015Where:Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort 9800 Hyatt Resort Drive San Antonio, Texas, 78251Why:Learn from others in the GUA community to discover how new applications can drive business growth, increase revenue and boost their organizations return on investment.Register:www.guaconference.comExecutive Quotes“We are excited to participate in the 2015 Graphic Users’ Association conference as it provides our customers a unique environment to share lessons, explore new applications and discuss best practices across the graphics industry,” said Allan Brown, General Manager of Unified Workflow Solutions, Eastman Kodak Company. “2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the GUA and we at Kodak look forward to many more years of knowledge sharing, customer feedback and involvement with the GUA community.”Join the social discussions by utilizing the hashtag #GUA2015 and following Kodak on Twitter at @KodakPrint and on Facebook at KodakNow.#About Kodak Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging. We provide – directly and through partnerships with other innovative companies – hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic arts, commercial print, publishing, packaging, electronic displays, entertainment and commercial films, and consumer products markets. With our world-class R&D capabilities, innovative solutions portfolio and highly trusted brand, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to sustainably grow their own businesses and enjoy their lives. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at Kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak or like us on Facebook at KodakNow.(KODAK is a trademark of Eastman Kodak Company.) 2015

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Wilen Direct Expands High-Volume, Four-Color Imaging and Personalization Capabilities with KODAK PROSPER 6000C Press

Wilen Direct, a leading direct mail marketing company, is expanding its capacity to deliver timely, relevant and engaging communications through the adoption of the new KODAK Prosper 6000C Press. Wilen expects the PROSPER 6000C Press to satisfy increasing demand for quick turnaround and high-quality four-color variable direct mail solutions across various formats and substrates. It will also provide Wilen’s clients with a more efficient page inventory and a wider array of size and substrate options at record speeds and at much higher quality.The PROSPER 6000C Press can produce high-gloss targeted direct mail pieces for an average of 30 percent less than using electro-photographic (toner-based) systems. These economics deliver Wilen’s clients greater return on marketing investment, as well as improved efficiencies in high-volume production runs of quality mail pieces.In addition to the KODAK PROSPER 6000C Press, Wilen agreed to purchase a KODAK NEXPRESS SX3900 Digital Production Color Press to augment its existing line of digital presses, which includes a previously-installed KODAK PROSPER 5000Xli. Kodak’s technology has enabled Wilen Direct to become a global leader in high-volume, high-quality variable direct mail production.Kodak’s expanded engagement with Wilen was part of a strong first quarter for Kodak’s Enterprise Inkjet Systems Division, which included increased market penetration and global adoption of Kodak’s PROSPER Press Portfolio.Customer quote “We put a tremendous amount of thought into who we partner with and as a result, we’ve established a longstanding, trusted relationship with Kodak,” said Darrin Wilen, President of Wilen Group. “Our choice to go with both a PROSPER 6000C Press and NEXPRESS SX3900 Press was simple. The out-of-the-box technology Kodak provides is changing the nature of direct mail communications. Our clients live by mail and it’s our duty to provide them with the best solutions to help them compete – Kodak is the only technology partner capable of helping us deliver on that.”Executive quote “Our engagement with Wilen Direct is more than a decade strong and we’re thrilled to be able to place the most advanced inkjet technology on the market today inside their operations,” said Eric Owen, VP Sales and Marketing, Enterprise Inkjet Systems Division, Eastman Kodak Company. “With these new presses up and running, we expect Wilen Direct will continue to hold its position as a leader in direct mail marketing by helping organizations envision and implement new ways to leverage digital printing technology.”#About Wilen Direct Wilen Direct is an industry-leading end-to-end direct mail solutions provider, leveraging data and state-of-the-art printing technologies such as variable data printing to deliver highly targeted, effective and cost-efficient outreach. Wilen Direct is a partner affiliate of the Wilen Group, a privately held marketing communications and printing services organization. For more information or media inquiries, please contact shartman@wilengroup.com.About Kodak Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging. We provide – directly and through partnerships with other innovative companies – hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic arts, commercial print, publishing, packaging, electronic displays, entertainment and commercial films, and consumer products markets. With our world-class R&D capabilities, innovative solutions portfolio and highly trusted brand, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to sustainably grow their own businesses and enjoy their lives. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at Kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak or like us on Facebook at KodakNow.2015

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Kodak Names Allan Brown to Lead Unified Workflow Solutions Business

Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: KODK) has named Allan Brown as General Manager of the Unified Workflow Solutions (UWS) business.The UWS business includes KODAK PRINERGY Workflow, a leading print industry solution for workflow management. PRINERGY Workflow helps reduce costs and build a more efficient environment with improved control and automation based on industry standard specifications.“Allan brings 25 years of experience in the print industry including software engineering and executive positions at Hewlett Packard and Xerox,” said Eric-Yves Mahe, Kodak’s President of Software and Solutions. “Allan’s extensive software experience in product development and operational excellence will be a great asset as we continue to strengthen our software business.”Brown most recently was vice president and general manager of HP’s integrated workflow software unit. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Rochester, an M.S. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a B.S. in Computer Science from Tuskegee University.Allan Brown - General Manager, Unified Workflow Solutions#About Kodak Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging. We provide – directly and through partnerships with other innovative companies – hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic arts, commercial print, publishing, packaging, electronic displays, entertainment and commercial films, and consumer products markets. With our world-class R&D capabilities, innovative solutions portfolio and highly trusted brand, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to sustainably grow their own businesses and enjoy their lives. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at Kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak or like us on Facebook at KodakNow.2015

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Kodak Introduces World’s Fastest Black and White Inkjet Press

Kodak has developed the world’s fastest black and white inkjet press, the KODAK PROSPER 1000 Plus Press. The press is powered by proprietary KODAK Stream Inkjet Technology and leverages the base KODAK PROSPER 1000 Press platform with new enhancements to the transport and software capabilities. Delivering speeds of up to 1000 fpm, these enhancements enable the immediacy and versatility of digital printing for black and white applications.More Speed for Better Publishing With speeds of up to 4,364 A4 pages per minute, the KODAK PROSPER 1000 Plus Press is well-suited to meet the changing needs of print service providers (PSPs) in the book publishing industry. Modern publishers face demanding supply chains, shorter print runs, more frequent orders, faster cycle-times, additional demand for drop shipments and an increased need for customization. The KODAK PROSPER 1000 Plus Press enables PSPs to address these challenges with high quality, world-class speed and job customization. This powerful combination provides a tight alignment between supply and production demand.Next-generation Printing – Today The KODAK PROSPER 1000 Plus Press is a compact monochrome press that leverages KODAK Stream Inkjet Technology to offer one-over-one perfecting with a print width of up to 24.5 inches (62.2 cm) and speeds up to 1,000 feet per minute (300 mpm). It also joins the advanced family of KODAK PROSPER 6000 Presses in offering:KODAK 700 Print Manager Digital Front End designed to drive open connectivity and ease-of-use for high-speed digital inkjet presses;Ink saver mode providing up to 30% reduced ink usage depending on the application;Micro-level text enhancement, a new finishing interface and job estimating and reporting features.AvailabilityThe KODAK PROSPER 1000 Plus Press is expected to ship in the fall of this year and is field-upgradable for current customers of the KODAK PROSPER 1000 Press, who can easily upgrade at the time of its release.Executive Quote “The book printing and publishing industry has been greatly impacted by emerging digital technologies,” said Will Mansfield, Worldwide Director of Sales and Marketing for Inkjet Presses, Eastman Kodak Company. “Printers are searching for ways to produce shorter runs quickly and profitably. The KODAK PROSPER 1000 Plus Press meets these needs head on, delivering print quality and productivity akin to offset, but with the immediacy and versatility of an all-digital workflow.”#About Kodak Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging. We provide – directly and through partnerships with other innovative companies – hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic arts, commercial print, publishing, packaging, electronic displays, entertainment and commercial films, and consumer products markets. With our world-class R&D capabilities, innovative solutions portfolio and highly trusted brand, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to sustainably grow their own businesses and enjoy their lives. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at KodakNow.(KODAK and PROSPER are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)2015