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AKG Announces New Vice President of Marketing & Product Management, Alfred Reinprecht

VIENNA, Austria – July 18, 2007 – AKG today announced Alfred Reinprecht has taken the role of AKG Vice President for Marketing & Product Management, effective July 1, 2007. In this position, the longtime marketing and management expert is responsible for the global marketing strategy of the one of the most innovative audio brands available.

“With the addition of Alfred Reinprecht to our management team, we have completed a reorganization, building a strong, multifaceted alliance ready to take AKG to the next level,” said Stefan Gubi, President, AKG Acoustics GmbH. “I am very pleased that we now have Alfred on board, as his talents and dedicated managerial style will support additional company growth. We have committed ourselves to an even stronger brand position in the coming years and Alfred will be of excellent support in this pursuit.”

Alfred Reinprecht has earned an excellent business reputation not only in Austria, but across Europe as well. Reinprecht has held the positions of product manager and product marketing at Sony Austria and Telekom Austria, respectively. In August 2000, Reinprecht began at Schrack BusinessCom (that later became Kapsch BusinessCom, Austrian IT-Systems Integrator). Within this company, Reinprecht held positions such as Division Lead Marketing & Product Management for Austria and Eastern Europe, as well as Head of Strategic Alliances and Purchasing.

“I have always had a strong passion for music, which makes it even more of a pleasure to now work for one of the biggest brands in professional audio,” explained Reinprecht. “My goal is to further develop and strengthen the AKG brand, leveraging its technical innovations for more global prominence.”

About AKG Acoustics:
AKG Acoustics is widely recognized as the most innovative manufacturer of microphones, wireless systems and headphones in the world. Since its founding in Vienna, Austria in 1947, the company has been granted over 1,500 patents. Today, AKG continues its investment in research and development, providing its engineers with the most advanced tools available for design, testing and performance simulation.

AKG Acoustics GmbH is headquartered in Vienna, Austria. Located at 8500 Balboa Boulevard, Northridge, CA 91329, AKG Acoustics, U.S. markets the full line of AKG Acoustics microphones, headphones, wireless systems and processing for recording, concert sound reinforcement, commercial sound, broadcast and home entertainment applications. AKG Acoustics is part of the Harman International (NYSE: HAR) family of companies, which includes trusted brands such as BSS, Crown, JBL, Infinity, Lexicon, Mark Levinson, Soundcraft, Studer, dbx, Harman-Kardon, Revel and DigiTech.

About the Harman Pro Group:
The Harman Pro Group (www.harmanpro.com) is the world‘s largest provider of professional audio products and system solutions for commercial sound, contracting, tour sound, recording and broadcast, musician, portable PA and cinema applications. The Group is headquartered in Northridge, California and includes industry leaders AKG Acoustics, BSS Audio, Crown International, dbx, DigiTech, JBL Professional, Lexicon, Soundcraft, and Studer. The Group is part of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR), a leading supplier of high-quality, high fidelity audio products and infotainment systems for the automotive, home and professional markets.

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