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Chief Executive Dinesh Paliwal Receives Honor As Metro New York Entrepreneur of the Year


STAMFORD, CT -- HARMAN, the premium global audio and infotainment group (NYSE: HAR) said today that President, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer Dinesh Paliwal received the Ernst & Young Metro New York Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award.  According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses.  Mr. Paliwal was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York on Tuesday, June 15. 

“At Harman, entrepreneurship and innovation go hand-in-hand,” said Mr. Paliwal.  “We are constantly looking for and nurturing the small and innovative ideas, and we move quickly to seize the market opportunities.  But we also balance this approach with a healthy dose of stubbornness about our bigger vision and a view for the long term.  This award is a testament to a formula that is bearing great results for our company, and I couldn’t be more pleased.”

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards celebrate their 24th anniversary this year.  The program honors entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptionality in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. 

As a Metro New York award winner, Mr. Paliwal is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 national program.  Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 13, 2010. 

About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards Program

Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.

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