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Harman International Opens New Headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut 

06-November-2008 

STAMFORD, Connecticut – Harman International Industries (NYSE: HAR), the leading provider of branded audio and infotainment electronics for the home, the car, and sound professionals, today announced the official opening of its new corporate headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut.

 

The new headquarters consolidates a number of executive and corporate functions previously distributed between separate offices in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, California. Approximately 50 employees will work out of the new headquarters, which will occupy one floor in an office tower in downtown Stamford, located 45 minutes from New York City.

 

“Consolidating Harman International’s corporate functions into one location offers up a number of productivity improvements, including better collaboration among our divisions and increasing the speed of decision making,” said Dinesh Paliwal, Chairman and CEO of Harman International. “With key operations in several locations around the world, Stamford is a central location to serve our employees and customers in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.”

 

The Stamford headquarters includes a showcase of electronics products representing over 50 successful years of the company’s history. Intriguing items include the world’s first high fidelity receiver (the Harman Kardon Festival D1100), one of the first car radios with automatic station search (the Becker Mexico) and a gold plated microphone created for music legend Frank Sinatra (the AKG C535). Harman’s current generation of products is also on display, including Harman’s flagship loudspeakers, the JBL Project Everest; next generation software solutions for automotive infotainment; and an array of award-winning digital multimedia products for personal and home use.

The new corporate address is:

Harman International Industries Inc.

400 Atlantic Street

Stamford, CT 06901

Telephone: 203-328-3500

About Harman International

 

Harman International Industries, Incorporated (www.harman.com), designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment products for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. Harman International maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and employs more than 11,000 people worldwide. The Harman International family of brands includes AKG®, Audioaccess®, Becker®, BSS®, Crown®, dbx®, DigiTech®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson®, Revel®, QNX®, Soundcraft® and Studer®. Harman International’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “NYSE: HAR.”

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