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Lenora Campos, Ph.D.
Senior Manager, Public Relations
TOTO USA, INC.
25 Mercer St.
New York, NY 10013

Voice: 917.237.0665 ex. 104
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Email: lcampos@totousa.com
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2014

TOTO Inks National Distribution Deal with WinWholesale

TOTO, the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world with $5.1 billion dollars in annual sales, announced today that it has entered into a strategic alliance with WinWholesale, Inc., to distribute the company's high-performance, planet-friendly products across 37 states in the U.S. WinWholesale is one of America's largest distributors of construction and industrial materials. Starting today, select Win branded and Noland Company locations will have available TOTO's full line of residential and commercial fixtures and fittings in more than 285 local supply houses and 131 kitchen and bath showrooms.

AERO SHOWER SYSTEM

TOTO's versatile Aero Shower System of rain showers and handshowers introduces its newest People-First Innovation-AeroJet+ Technology-to transform the daily shower into a luxurious experience that makes bathers feel cleaner and more alive, while conserving water.

THE CONNELLY SUITE

TOTO’s Traditional design Connelly Suite is inspired by the timeless sophistication of classic Hollywood and the Arte Deco period, known for its bold-lines,lavish designs, and opulent style.

NEOREST 700H and NEOREST 550H

TOTO's ultra high-efficiency NEOREST 700H and NEOREST 550H offer dual-flush, high-efficiency flushing and eWater+ technology to keep the bowl fresh and clean longer, benefiting the planet and saving consumers money on harsh cleaning products.

NEOREST 750H with Actilight Wins Award for Excellence from Prestigious iF International Design Organization

TOTO's NEOREST 750H with Actilight technology has been honored with an iF award for design excellence in the Bath and Wellness Category. When selecting the NEOREST 750H for this coveted global award, the iF jury considered criteria such as degree of innovation, environmental impact, functionality, ergonomics, design quality, finish, choice of materials, visualization of intended use, safety, brand value and branding, and Universal Design.

ULTRAMAX II 1G

Like the Drake II 1G before it, the UltraMax II 1G—with its proven Double Cyclone technology—delivers unparalleled, ultra high-efficiency flushing using only one gallon of water. With its long-view global design aesthetic and clean, simple lines, the UltraMax II 1G will grace any bathroom environment for years to come.

VIVIAN ALTA HIGH-EFFICIENCY FAUCET

The elegant, high-arch Vivian Alta high-efficiency lavatory faucet (HEF) expands TOTO’s affordably-priced Vivian Faucet Collection, which reinterprets Traditional design by combining timeless elegance with modern approachability making it relevant to today’s homeowners and design experts

WASHLET B200

The Washlet B200 joins TOTO's Washlet B100 as the newest introductory model, at a price point that is perfect for those eager to start enjoying this world famous product line.

KEANE FAUCET COLLECTION

TOTO's affordably-priced Keane Faucet Collection melds modern fluidity with classic design elements for an elegant, approachable faucet suite that complements traditional, transitional, and contemporary bath decors.

ECO DRAKE TRANSITIONAL HIGH-EFFICIENCY TOILET

TOTO's popular Eco Drake line of high-efficiency toilets increases its versatility with the Eco Drake Transitional HET, which will add an alluring design element to bath interiors for residential, hospitality, and commercial environments.

2013

TOTO IS THE FIRST PLUMBING MANUFACTURER TO VALIDATE ITS PRODUCTS’ ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE WITH NEW SUSTAINABLE MINDS’ TRANSPARENCY REPORTS

TOTO announced today that it is introducing an innovative, new way to report product transparency that enables customers to earn LEED v4 credit for select high efficiency toilets.

TOTO SUPPORTS OKLAHOMA TORNADO RELIEF AND REBUILDING

TOTO announced today that it has shipped its beautiful, highperformance bathroom fixtures to assist more than 2,000 families in Moore, Shawnee and El Reno, OK, with their long-term rebuilding process.

Wolseley Canada Becomes TOTO’s First National Distributor in Canada

Wolseley Canada and TOTO are pleased to announce a new partnership, making Wolseley the first company in Canada to carry TOTO’s full product line from coast-to-coast. As of today, all TOTO fixtures and fittings, including faucets, accessories, showers, flush valves, lavatories, toilets, baths and urinals, are available at Wolseley’s 144 Plumbing branches and showrooms across Canada.

TOTO ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH CROSSVILLE, INC., FOR NEW HYDROTECT™ POWERED PORCELAIN TILE

TOTO, the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world with $5.01 billion dollars in annual sales, today announced the launch of its new cross-industrial strategic partnership with Crossville, Inc., a U.S.-owned and operated manufacturer of award-winning porcelain, glass, and stone tile collections for residential and contract applications. Beginning in June, 2013, Crossville will offer HYDROTECT as an optional finish on a majority of its porcelain tile collections.

TOTO INTRODUCES THE CONNELLY SUITE

TOTO’s new Traditional design Connelly Suite is inspired by the timeless sophistication of classic Hollywood imbued with the curvilinear aesthetic of the Arte Deco period – known for its bold linear symmetry, lavish designs, and opulent style. This high-style Traditional collection’s clean lines and bold geometric shapes offer a simple yet sophisticated design statement, for a clean, uncluttered look. At the same time, the approachable Connelly Suite incorporates modern touches for a look that will remain fresh and appealing for years to come.

TOTO SHOWER SYSTEM

This year, TOTO is making a big splash in the shower by reinventing the morning ritual as a luxuriant – yet responsible – experience through its People-First Innovations Gyrostream, cascade flow, air injection and water pulse.

TOTO USA and Villeroy & Boch USA North American Sales Alliance in Full Swing

TOTO, the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world, and Villeroy & Boch, the leading European bathroom brand, announced today that their sales alliance is well under way. Since 2012, TOTO has been Master Distributor for all Villeroy & Boch bathroom products sold in the US and Canada, including toilets, decorative lavatories and washbasins, tubs, showers, accessories, vanities, and bathroom furniture. As Master Distributor, TOTO has assumed all sales, distribution, and after-sales support for all Villeroy & Boch products, maintaining a large inventory in TOTO’s distribution centers in the US.

TOTO INTRODUCES THE NEXT GENERATION NEOREST

 TOTO’s flagship NEOREST Suite is the most intuitive, design forward collection of products available for the whole bathroom, offering elegant design, superior technology, flawless performance, and extraordinary comfort. This year, TOTO expands its luxury collection with the next generation NEOREST integrated toilet—the new 750H.

TOTO INTRODUCES THE ULTRAMAX 1G

TOTO, the global leader in high-performance toilets, expands its ultra high-efficiency toilet (UHET) line with the beautiful new one-piece UltraMax II 1G. This elegant performance-design—with its long-view global design aesthetic and clean, simple lines that will grace any bathroom environment for years to come—exemplifies TOTO’s People-Centered design philosophy.

TOTO INTRODUCES TRANSITIONAL STYLE TANK DESIGNFOR ECO DRAKE HIGH-EFFICIENCY TOILETS

Exemplified by its People-Centered Design philosophy, TOTO creates the outside of every performance-design at the same time it is innovating the inside. Inspired by long-view trends in global design and what people need in its products, TOTO integrates form and function.

The Eco Drake High-Efficiency 1.28 gpf Toilet is one of TOTO’s most beloved performance-designs. This year, TOTO refreshes this popular product line with a new tank design.

KEANE FAUCET COLLECTION

Transitional Elegance for the Modern Bathroom on a Budget.

TOTO EXPANDS LINE OF NEOREST INTEGRATED TOILETS

TOTO introduces two new ultra high-efficiency NEOREST performance-designs this year – the 700H and 550H – with dual-flush, high-efficiency flushing and eWater+ technology to keep the bowl fresh and clean longer, benefiting the planet and saving consumers money on harsh cleaning products.

TOTO INTRODUCES THE VIVIAN ALTA HIGH-EFFICIENCY FAUCET

TOTO’s affordably-priced Vivian Faucet Collection reinterprets Traditional design, making it relevant to today’s homeowners and design experts by combining timeless elegance with modern approachability – creating a contemporary classic that blends seamlessly into any bath decor.

KEANE FAUCET COLLECTION

TOTO introduces the affordably-priced Keane Faucet Collection, characterized by the melding of modern fluidity with classic design elements for an elegant, approachable faucet suite that complements traditional, transitional, and contemporary bath decors. Exemplifying TOTO’s Total Design philosophy, this sophisticated collection is inclusive design, featuring lever handles to facilitate ease of use by all people.

TOTO INTRODUCES THE NEXT GENERATION NEOREST

TOTO’s flagship NEOREST Suite is the most intuitive, designforward collection of products available for the whole bathroom, offering elegant design, superior technology, flawless performance, and extraordinary comfort. This year, TOTO expands its luxury collection with the next generation NEOREST integrated toilet - the new 750H.

TOTO INTRODUCES THE ULTRAMAX 1G
TOTO, the global leader in high-performance toilets, expands its ultra high-efficiency toilet (UHET) line with the beautiful new one-piece UltraMax II 1G. This elegant performance-design – with its long-view global design aesthetic and clean, simple lines that will grace any bathroom environment for years to come – exemplifies TOTO’s People-Centered design philosophy.

2012

TOTO PARTNERS WITH SUNCOAST SALES, LLC

TOTO, the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world with $5.1 billion dollars in annual sales, today announced that it has retained Suncoast Sales, LLC, to serve as its manufacturer’s representative in the state of Florida. With this new relationship, TOTO transitions from its current factory-direct sales structure and dramatically expands its presence in the state to better serve the Florida region and capitalize on the rebounding housing and construction markets with a dedicated network of experienced, knowledgeable representatives throughout the state.

TOTO LAUNCHES THE DRAKE II 1G ULTRAHIGH-EFFICIENCY TOILET

TOTO, the global leader in high-performance toilets, enters the ultra high-efficiency toilet (UHET) arena with a breakthrough innovation: the Drake II 1G.

TWO MARIS DUAL-FLUSH HIGH-EFFICIENCY TOILETS COME TO MARKET

TOTO’s two new Maris dual-flush, high-efficiency toilets (HETs) exemplify mid-century Modernism reinterpreted for today with their approachable cleanline design. They join the Maris semi-recessed and undermount lavatories, offering a sophisticated china suite.

TOTO LAUNCHES THE WASHLET G500

TOTO’s Washlet G500, which integrates the Washlet personal cleansing system with a sleek compact sensor-operated toilet, is now available for purchase.

TOTO LAUNCHES THE GUINEVERE UNDERMOUNTLAVATORY

TOTO’s Guinevere Bath Suite draws its inspiration from traditional American furniture designs inflected with Art Deco and Victorian influences. Its elegant vertical detailing and gently notched angles combine to create a stately collection that is warm and inviting. To this popular full-line suite, TOTO adds a new 18-11/16" x 15-3/8”undermount lavatory with a spacious basin and hidden rear overflow. The Universal Design lavatory may be mounted at the standard or ADA-compliant height.

TOTO LAUNCHES THE WASHLET S300e AND S350e

Committed to solving people’s real world needs, TOTO launches the new Washlet S300e and Washlet S350e with eWater+. Electrolyzed water is a proven disinfectant long used in food preparation and cleaning, which TOTO has harnessed to help consumers keep their toilet bowl fresh and clean by misting it with eWater+ once they complete their bathroom break and step away.

TOTO LAUNCHES THE WYETH FAUCET COLLECTION

TOTO’s new Wyeth Faucet Collection’s refined good looks are inspired by fine furniture. The collection’s high-efficiency lavatory faucets, tub fillers, and shower trim have an elegant tapered design that gives them the appearance of floating above the counter. This Universal Design product suite features sleek, ergonomic lever handles to facilitate ease of use by all.

TOTO INTRODUCES THE DRAKE II 1G

TOTO introduces the Drake II 1G – the Industry’s first one gallon per flush (gpf) ultra high-efficiency toilet that offers the company’s state-of-the art Double Cyclone flushing system. The new gravity-fed, two-piece Drake II 1G Double Cyclone marries flawless performance and exceptional bowl cleansing action to ultra high-efficiency water-savings, creating a clean, green flushing system that saves money, water, and time.

TOTO INTRODUCES THE WASHLET G500 AND WASHLETS S350E AND S300E WITH eWATER+ TECHNOLOGY

Recently, TOTO achieved a major global milestone with its popular Washlet line of personal cleansing systems. The company has sold more than 30 million Washlets since their launch in 1980. To celebrate, TOTO introduces three new models—the integrated Washlet G500 - and Washlets S350e and S300e, enhanced with its innovative new eWater+ technology.

WYETH FAUCET COLLECTION

The soft, understated beauty of TOTO’s new Wyeth Faucet Collection’s high-efficiency lavatory faucets, tub fillers, and shower trim is characterized by its refined good looks. Harmonizing beautifully with a wide variety of homeowners’ interiors, this budget-friendly collection complements traditional, transitional, and contemporary bath décors. This Universal Design product suite features ADA-compliant lever handles to facilitate ease of use across the age continuum without calling undue attention to this feature.