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Audio-Technica Provides Key Support for Industry Education

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, July 16, 2007 — The NSCA Education Foundation announced that Audio-Technica has expanded its support of the Foundation. The company contributed an additional $10,000, maintaining its place in the elite Founder‘s Club giving level.

Gifts to the Foundation are put toward the development of educational programs and financial assistance for professionals working in the commercial electronic systems industry. Audio-Technica‘s contribution will be put toward the Foundation‘s 2007-2008 budget. Initiatives for the next fiscal year include programs to reach out to students, finance student scholarships and memberships, develop curriculum and fund education for industry professionals.

“We are very pleased to support the NSCA Education Foundation again this year,” said Greg Pinto, vice president of marketing for Audio-Technica. “This worthy organization plays a critical role in promoting career development for commercial electronic systems professionals.”

Tom Frericks, president of the NSCA Education Foundation, said Audio-Technica played a pivotal role in the Foundation‘s initiatives. “Audio-Technica is one of the top 12 contributors to the NSCA Education Foundation,” Frericks said. “Their financial support and leadership are essential to the Foundation‘s efforts to develop systems integrators and advance the industry. We look forward to continuing the relationship for many years to come.”

In addition to its support of the Education Foundation, Audio-Technica has also been a major proponent of industry education through NSCA. Most recently, the company served as an NSCA University Partner in Education by donating microphones for use during Expo. The donation allowed NSCA University to focus its efforts on providing quality industry education.

About the NSCA Education Foundation

The NSCA Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization supporting educational initiatives focused on the future growth and stability of the commercial electronic systems industry. The goals of the NSCA Education Foundation include: making training available and affordable for industry professionals and students, attracting new qualified individuals into the industry; and providing the industry with leadership and direction through education programs. For more information, visit www.nscafoundation.org.

About Audio-Technica

For more than 45 years, Audio-Technica has been a leading innovator in electro-acoustic design and manufacturing. Known for legendary consistency/reliability standards, Audio-Technica offers a complete range of high-quality audio products: wired and wireless microphones, headphones, mixers and accessories that set quality and price/performance standards for every installed-sound, broadcast, live-sound and recording need. To learn more about the company, visit www.audio-technica.com.

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