Clarion to Supply CD Radios to Shanghai General Motors

  DETROIT, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Clarion Corporation of America announced
today that their parent company, Clarion Company Ltd., will supply (OEM)
AM/FM/CD radios, to Shanghai General Motors beginning in July, 2003.  This is
Clarions' first business with the joint venture of Shanghai Automotive
Corporation and General Motors Corporation.  Clarion's business enterprise and
manufacturing partner, Dongguan Clarion Orient Electronics Company Ltd. will
be responsible for the manufacture and delivery of the audio head units to
Shanghai GM. 
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The contract involves the supply of two models, an AM/FM/CD radio and an
AM/FM 6CD changer radio.  The radios will be installed in the new mid-size
Buick Excelle, which goes on sale in China this month. 
Matt Matsuda, President of Clarion Corporation of America, states, "This
new business award confirms Clarion's commitment to expand their global
business with General Motors Corporation and its affiliate companies." 
  About Clarion 
Clarion Corporation of America has its headquarters in Gardena, California
and is the subsidiary of Tokyo based Clarion Company Ltd., ranked among the
top 100 Global OEM Suppliers in 2002 by Automotive News.  Clarion, an
international leader in car audio and electronics since 1940, is positioned as
the number one independent car audio manufacturer.  Clarion conducts research,
development, engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of
vehicle entertainment, navigation, communications and security products for
the automotive and recreational vehicle environments, including IVCS (in-vehicle computing systems).  Clarion has approximately 10,000 employees
worldwide and 24 factories in 10 countries, with marketing and sales
affiliates in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia.  Clarion is
located on the Web at .

SOURCE  Clarion Corporation of America 
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/CONTACT:  Angela Flynn of Clarion Corporation of America OEM Marketing,
+1-248-991-3236, , or Mr. Okazawa and Mr. Onuma of Clarion
Company Ltd. Public Relations, 048-443-0623 (Direct)/ 

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CO:  Clarion Corporation of America; Clarion Company Ltd.; Shanghai General 
ST:  Michigan, China, California
-0- Jul/31/2003 14:00 GMT
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