Cobra Electronics Promotes Sally Washlow to President

Cobra Electronics Promotes Sally Washlow to President 
Seasoned Company Veteran to Drive Sales, Marketing, Product
Innovation and International Expansion Initiatives 
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 01/07/13 --  Cobra Electronics
Corporation (NASDAQ: COBR); the leading designer and marketer of
award-winning marine, automotive, mobile and consumer electronics,
today announced it has promoted Sally Washlow to President of Cobra
Electronics effective immediately. In her expanded role, she will
lead the company's sales, marketing and product development
disciplines, and will guide Cobra's strategic international
expansion. Washlow will report to Chairman and CEO Jim Bazet, who
will continue to lead Cobra's overall strategic direction and
investor relations. 
"Sally is a committed executive who has earned the respect and praise
of our staff and our channel partners by consistently delivering
award-winning innovation in our product line and contributing to
sound top and bottom-line results for our shareholders," said Cobra
Chairman and CEO Jim Bazet. "Today I am proud and honored to announce
Sally's promotion by Cobra's board of directors and welcome her to
her new role as President of Cobra Electronics." 
Washlow joined Cobra Electronics in January 2002 and has consistently
accepted expanded roles throughout her 11-year tenure with the
company. She previously served as Cobra's Vice President of Marketing
and Product Development, and was most recently the company's Senior
Vice President, Marketing and Sales. Prior to joining Cobra, Washlow
held various sales, operations and purchasing roles at Motorola and
Zenith Electronics. Washlow holds an MBA in Marketing from DePaul
University and a bachelor's degree in Materials and Logistics
Management from Michigan State University.  
"Cobra is a company with an incredibly strong culture of teamwork,
innovation and world-class customer service, and those attributes are
the reason for our collective success over the last 50 years," said
Sally Washlow. "I would like to personally thank all our employees
and partners for their dedication to achieving our goals and building
Cobra into the well-known consumer electronics brand we are today,
and I look forward to working with all of them as we embark on
another remarkably successful y
ear in 2013." 
About Cobra Electronics:
 Cobra Electronics is a leading global
designer and marketer of communication and navigation products, with
a track record of delivering innovative and award-winning products.
Building upon its leadership position in the GMRS/FRS two-way radio,
radar detector and Citizens Band radio industries, Cobra identified
new growth opportunities and has aggressively expanded into the
marine market and has expanded its European operations. The Consumer
Electronics Association, Forbes and Deloitte & Touche have all
recognized Cobra for the company's innovation and industry
leadership. To learn more about Cobra Electronics, please visit the
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Media Contacts:
Chelsea Denissen 
Skyya Communications 
(952) 746-1310  
Chris Kooistra
Cobra Electronics
(773) 972-0691 
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