HARMAN Completes Acquisition of Entertainment Lighting Company Martin Professional

  HARMAN Completes Acquisition of Entertainment Lighting Company Martin

Business Wire

STAMFORD, Conn. -- February 28, 2013

Continuing its strategy of delivering exceptional professional audio and
entertainment products to markets worldwide, HARMAN, announced today it has
completed its acquisition of Martin Professional A/S of Denmark. Martin is a
world leading provider of lighting solutions for the entertainment,
architectural, and commercial sectors, and its acquisition advances HARMAN’s
capacity to serve customers in a wide variety of applications and geographic
markets with the most advanced, highly integrated AV and lighting systems.

Blake Augsburger, HARMAN Executive Vice President and President HARMAN
Professional Division, said, “As we move forward together and institute Martin
Professional as a business unit within HARMAN Professional, our customers from
both the lighting and AV disciplines will soon be able to capitalize on joint
innovations, efficiencies and access to our systems portfolios. In doing so, I
am confident we’ll also drive growth into emerging markets and vertical
markets where digital technologies are increasingly central to the commercial
enterprise — specifically transportation, hospitality, retail, communications
and education.”

As a world leader in dynamic lighting solutions, Martin lighting systems are
renowned the world over. Most recently, the outdoor Martin LED lighting system
was showcased during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New
Orleans. Martin luminaires have also recently been used for live performances
by rock acts such as the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Coldplay as well
as for the latest Broadway and West End musicals. Martin is in the process of
launching new products across all of its product lines including new models in
the award-winning MAC Viper family, as well as new creative LED video
products, innovative lighting control solutions, new atmospheric smoke
solutions and more.


HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of
audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional
markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon,
Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The Company is admired by
audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional
entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million
automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment
systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,900 people across the Americas,
Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.4 billion for the year ended
June 30, 2012. The Company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange
under the symbol NYSE:HAR.


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Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson are trademarks of
HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, registered in the United States
and/or other countries. AKG is a trademark of AKG Acoustics GmbH, registered
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appearance are subject to change without notice.


Harman International Industries, Incorporated
Darrin Shewchuk, 203-328-3500
Director, Corporate Communications
Definition Branding and Marketing
Daniel O’Connell, 212-660-2555 x12
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