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Harman's AKG Brand to Receive GRAMMY® Technical Award


STAMFORD, CT - Harman International Industries, Inc (NYSE:HAR) learned today that the company's AKG brand will receive a prestigious Technical GRAMMY®  Award during the GRAMMY Week festivities in January 2010.  Formal recognition of AKG's contributions will be made during the GRAMMY Awards ceremony, to be broadcast live from Staples Center in Los Angeles at 8:00 pm ET/PT January 31 on CBS Television Network.


AKG is in good company, with this year's only other GRAMMY Technical Award to be presented posthumously to Thomas Edison, inventor of the phonograph, early motion picture technologies, and the incadescent light bulb.  Harman's JBL brand also earned a GRAMMY Technical Award in 2005, the first and only lousdpeaker manufacturer to be so honored.


"This year's honorees are a prestigious group of diverse and prominent creators who have contributed some of the most distinguished and influential recordings," said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. "Their outstanding accomplishments and passion for their craft have created a timeless legacy that has positively affected multiple generations, and will continue to influence generations to come. It is an honor and privilege to recognize such talented individuals who have had and will continue to have such an influence in both our culture and the music industry."


"We are humbled by this recognition from the recording industry's preeminent organization," said Dinesh C. Paliwal, Harman International Chairman, President and CEO. "Our AKG products have long supported the industry's leading artists and technicians, and we are honored to share the spotlight with them at the legendary GRAMMY Awards."


AKG, founded by Dr. Rudolf Goerike and Ernst Pless in 1947, is globally recognized for its contributions to the recording industry. The brand has been a leader in both microphones and headphones since 1949 and  has a long history on tour and in the studio with musicians such as Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, Kanye West, and Stevie Wonder.


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