Koss Launches Partnership With U.S. Olympic Skier Julia Mancuso

Koss Launches Partnership With U.S. Olympic Skier Julia Mancuso

MILWAUKEE, Dec. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Koss Corporation (KOSS), the
Milwaukee-based high fidelity stereophone manufacturer and inventor of the
world's first SP/3 stereophone in 1958, announced today that Julia Mancuso –
one of the most decorated Olympic female downhill skiers ever – will begin a
new partnership with the company.

Mancuso, a music lover who can be seen wearing headphones at nearly every
competition, broke into the World Cup of Skiing at age 15, and has since won
more Olympic medals than any other U.S. female in downhill events. She'll work
with Koss to promote the company's line of fitness and high-fidelity
headphones to fans worldwide. She joins fellow Olympic gold medalist and Koss
endorser, Dara Torres, as the company develops new products to address the gap
in quality headphones designed for women.

"Julia Mancuso is a great partner for our brand to work with," said Michael J.
Koss, President and CEO of Koss Corporation. "She's a world class athlete who
millions of young people look up to. She's also a music lover who has been
challenged to find headphones that meet her every day needs, whether at the
gym, at home, or on the road. With Julia on board, along with Dara Torres, our
goal is to develop and promote headphones that serve the needs of today's

Dubbed "Super Jules," by her U.S. Ski Team teammates, Mancuso's
accomplishments include a Gold Medal at the 2006 Winter Games in the Giant
Slalom, two Silver Medals in the 2012 Winter Games, seven World Cup
Championships and four podium finishes in the World Championships of Downhill
Skiing. Mancuso is an active philanthropist, working most recently with High
Fives, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for
athletes who suffer life-altering injuries while pursuing their dreams in the
winter action sports community. She was also active in helping start a
campaign driven by skiers to support the 2011 Japan tsunami relief.

"Growing up, music was always a huge part of my life and to this day I don't
go anywhere without my headphones," said Mancuso. "On the slopes, music helps
me get pumped up, and is also a calming factor before any big race. Away from
skiing, music inspires me everyday. To get a chance to work with a company
like Koss that shares a passion for music, and helping women find the right
headphones for our busy lives, is a dream come true."

As part of that effort, Koss and Mancuso will work on a number of promotional
programs over the coming years. One such promotion involves a monthly Facebook
giveaway that will begin today and run through December.

During December, fans can win a wide variety of products from Koss, including
the Pro DJ 200, Porta Pro KTC, IL 200 KTC and several RUK products. To learn
more, visit Facebook.com/Koss.

The company will also work with Mancuso on future endeavors including possible
videos, event appearances and product development leading into the 2014 Winter
Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

"We live to bring people like Julia closer to the music they love. We
understand that music is more than a nice distraction. It is a place we go, a
place that both inspires and motivates," Koss said.

Since 1958, Koss has been dedicated to creating stereophones that bring you
closer to the music you love. To learn more about Julia Mancuso and her work
with Koss, follow her on Twitter @JuliaMancuso, or on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/JuliaMancusoUSA. To join the community of True Believers in
music, visit Koss at www.koss.com.

Matt Braun

For Koss



Koss Stereophones

Koss Stereophones has been headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin since 1958
and is known worldwide for its high-fidelity stereophones and audio
accessories. Koss Corporation also offers digital audiophile compact disc
recordings of American orchestras on its Koss Classic Label.

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