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Gepco® International Announces Distribution Partnership with Westlake Electronic Supply

DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, MARCH 6, 2012 — Gepco International and General Cable are pleased to announce the addition of Westlake Electronic Supply as a new distributor for Gepco® Brand and SheerWire™ products in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

“When you have the opportunity to work with one of the premiere specialty distributors in the nation, not much is left to be stated except ‘full speed ahead!’” said Mike Murphy, Vice President of Sales, Gepco Brand Products. “This is an exciting partnership on many levels for both companies.”

“Gepco will undoubtedly learn a great deal about servicing clients within the Westlake market while also developing new products for it,” said Bob Kenny, Vice President and General Manager, Gepco Brand and Communication Products. “Meanwhile, General Cable and the Gepco Brand will bring new dimensions to the Westlake portfolio to help them further fulfill the needs of the loyal clients they have serviced for 60 years.”

“With everything that Gepco has to offer, this was an easy decision. Gepco’s sincere interest in taking care of the customer fits right in with Westlake’s motto, ‘Service is our Policy,’” said Matt Granard, Vice President, Westlake Electronic Supply. “We’re very excited to promote and distribute Gepco, SheerWire and General Cable in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.”

For 60 years, Westlake Electronic Supply has made service the cornerstone of its business. A proud family business currently managed by its third generation, Westlake has grown into the Northwest’s leading supplier of electronic components for the Broadcast, Audio/Video, Telecommunication, RF and other markets. Westlake stocks and has access to more than 150,000 items, including all types of electronic wire, cable, patchbays, connectors, adapters, A/V routers and edge products.

About Gepco International
Gepco International has been an industry-leading brand of studio, stage and broadcast AV cables and cable assemblies for 30 years. As a complete solutions-based supplier, Gepco also offers value-added service and distribution of connectors, cable management products, patch panels, and wire and cable accessories. www.gepco.com

About General Cable
General Cable (NYSE:BGC), a Fortune 500 Company, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, and communications markets. In August 2009, Gepco International was acquired by General Cable. For more information about General Cable products, please contact your local sales representative or visit our Web site at www.gepco.com or www.generalcable.com.

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Gepco® International Signs Stines Technologies Group

DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, NOVEMBER 8, 2011 — Gepco International and General Cable has appointed top-flight manufacturer representative, Stines Technologies Group, to promote its products in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. Supporting the Gepco® and SheerWire™ Brands will be the primary mission of Stines Technologies Group.

Sandy Stines, President of the Tulsa-based woman-owned group said, “With nearly 30 years of industry experience, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to represent the Gepco and SheerWire product lines. These extensive offerings coupled with superior quality, technology and manufacturing processes will be great solutions to introduce to our clients.” She added, “We’re excited and blessed to have the best cabling solutions available in the broadcast and AV market.”

“We could not have chosen a better partner to support our brands in this part of the country. Their experience and relationships in the local communities that make up this region of the country are second to none,” said Brian Lamar, Director of Sales for SheerWire by Gepco. “We are confident that this will be a lasting and mutually beneficial partnership for both General Cable and the Stines Technologies Group.”

Stines Technologies Group will work closely with Eric Hall, Central Regional Manager for Gepco Products, and Duane Selby, Western Regional Manager for SheerWire Products, to serve this very strategic part of the country.

General Cable (NYSE:BGC), a Fortune 500 Company, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, and communications markets. In August 2009, Gepco International was acquired by General Cable. For more information about General Cable products, please contact your local sales representative or visit our Web site at www.gepco.com or www.generalcable.com.

Gepco International has been an industry-leading brand of studio, stage and broadcast AV cables and cable assemblies for 30 years. As a complete solutions-based supplier, Gepco also offers value-added service and distribution of connectors, cable management products, patch panels, and wire and cable accessories.

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General Cable Announces Appointment of Mike LaPorte for SheerWire™ by Gepco® Commercial A/V Line

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011 — General Cable (NYSE: BGC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael “Mike” LaPorte as an authorized agent to represent and promote the SheerWire™ by Gepco® line of commercial and pro audio/visual (A/V) cabling solutions in California and Texas. General Cable, who acquired Gepco in 2009, has been establishing a leadership position in the audio and video market with the Gepco Brand.

“I’m excited about my new responsibilities with the SheerWire line,” said LaPorte. “Over the last few years, I have observed that dealers, system integrators, consultants and end users are looking for new and competitive wire and cable suppliers, especially those with products made in the U.S.A, and these are exactly the requirements we satisfy.”

“Mike’s successful background and experience is a perfect fit as the SheerWire team works to deliver best in class solutions and programs to the commercial A/V community,” said Briar Lamar, Director of Sales, SheerWire by Gepco. “Along with Gepco® Brand broadcast products, we have launched the broad line of SheerWire solutions to satisfy the critical demands in the commercial industry, which Mike will assist us in driving to the markets we serve.”

LaPorte, a veteran in the electronics wire and cable industry, was previously with Belden Wire and West Penn Wire where he held sales and marketing positions. He also owned and operated Zack Electronics, a general line distributor located in San Francisco, California.

“Mike brings extensive knowledge to the SheerWire team,” continued Mike Murphy, Vice President, Sales, Gepco® Brand Products. “He is a welcome addition to the SheerWire family and we look forward to seeing him capitalize on his experiences to further enhance our relationships in the commercial and pro audio market.”

General Cable (NYSE:BGC), a Fortune 500 Company, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, and communications markets. In August 2009, Gepco International was acquired by General Cable. For more information about General Cable products, please contact your local sales representative or visit our Web site at www.gepco.com or www.generalcable.com.

Gepco International has been an industry-leading brand of studio, stage and broadcast AV cables and cable assemblies for 30 years. As a complete solutions-based supplier, Gepco also offers value-added service and distribution of connectors, cable management products, patch panels, and wire and cable accessories.

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Gepco® International Launches RunOne™ Powered Speaker Cables at AES 2011

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, OCTOBER 21, 2011 — Gepco International (AES Booth #838), an industry-leading brand in professional audio and video interconnect products, is pleased to introduce a new line of powered speaker cables at the Audio Engineering Society Show (AES) October 21-23, 2011. The new Gepco® Brand RunONE™ Powered Speaker Cables combine audio and power, along with optional data, under one durable yet flexible jacket. With multiple uses for corporations, DJs, lighting rigs and tours, RunONE allows the user to run just one cable in place of multiple cables, providing a portable and neat solution that saves time and hassle.

Each RunONE cable combines one channel of power with two, eight or 12 channels of 110 Ohm balanced audio for line level, mic level or digital AES audio signals and can be used with self-powered speakers or in DMX lighting control. Additional configurations include two channels of Category 5e cable that can be used for data drops in remote power and audio applications. Snakes with optional data can also be used for digital audio transmission while running power to Front of House (FOH) for remote locations. Shielding around the power channels eliminates power noise from interrupting the audio/data signal, ensuring high-quality performance.

Terminated with industry-standard connectors, RunONE cables offer the option of Edison, IEC and Neutrik® powerCON® connectors for the power channel; 3-pin XLR, 5-pin XLR (for DMX lighting), TRS and Neutrik® convertCON® connectors for audio channels; and RJ45 and Neutrik® etherCON® connectors for optional data channels. RunONE cables are available in pre-defined and custom configurations.

“The RunONE cables are a great solution for anyone looking to save time,” said Joe Zajac, Market Development Manager for Gepco® Brand Products. “With up to 12 channels of audio combined with power and the optional two channels of data, the RunONE cables will also provide for much cleaner set-ups.”

General Cable (NYSE:BGC), a Fortune 500 Company, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, and communications markets. In August 2009, Gepco International was acquired by General Cable. For more information about General Cable products, please contact your local sales representative or visit our Web site at www.gepco.com or www.generalcable.com.

Gepco International has been an industry-leading brand of studio, stage and broadcast AV cables and cable assemblies for 30 years. As a complete solutions-based supplier, Gepco also offers value-added service and distribution of connectors, cable management products, patch panels, and wire and cable accessories.

Gepco® International Announces Addition of Two-Channel Heavy-Duty Tactical Cat 5e Cable at AES 2011

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, OCTOBER 21, 2011 — Gepco International (AES Booth #838), an industry-leading brand in professional audio and video interconnect products, is pleased to announce the addition of CTS2504HDX to the Gepco® Brand CT504HD Series of Heavy-Duty Tactical Category 5e Cables at the Audio Engineering Society Show (AES) October 21-23, 2011. An ideal solution for applications that require multiple or redundant channels of Cat 5e cables in remote production or staging applications, the CTS2504HDX 2-channel snake consists of two elements of Gepco’s CT504HDX heavy-duty tactical Cat 5e cable under an overall rugged TPE jacket for exceptional durability and flexibility.

The CT504HD series was created to meet the increased demand of audio/video professionals who require a rugged, reliable, portable and flexible cable solution. Typically, the electrical performance and bandwidth of conventional Cat 5 cable is degraded through physical damage when used in portable applications. The unique double-jacket construction of the CT504HD series eliminates this issue. While the inner jacket maintains the proper physical spacing between pairs to achieve ISO/IEC or TIA/EIA Cat 5e specifications, the durable TPE outer jacket protects the cable from physical damage or abuse.

In addition to the new CTS2504HDX, the CT504HD series of heavy-duty Cat 5e cables includes three other types. The original CT504HD has 24 AWG stranded conductors for exceptional flexibility, while the CT504HDX features 24 AWG solid conductors for lower attenuation that allows for the full, recommended TIA distances for Cat 5e network cable. With the same basic construction as the new CTS2504HDX, the CTS4504HDX is a 4-channel snake consisting of four elements of CT504HDX under an overall rugged TPE jacket.

Heavy-duty Tactical Category 5e Assemblies provide a pre-terminated cabling solution for hostile environments. The CT504HD, CT504HDX and each element of the CTS2504HDX and CTS4504HDX can be terminated with either standard Cat 5 RJ45 connectors or ruggedized Neutrik® etherCON® connectors.

“The concern among Cat 5e cable users in the professional audio/video industry has been that it isn’t durable enough to handle the traditional wear and tear associated with the workload,” said Joe Zajac, Market Development Manager for Gepco® Brand Products. “Our CT504HD series was designed specifically to meet the needs of portable applications and provides the answer to professionals who are looking for a Cat 5e solution in remote environments.”

General Cable (NYSE:BGC), a Fortune 500 Company, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, and communications markets. In August 2009, Gepco International was acquired by General Cable. For more information about General Cable products, please contact your local sales representative or visit our Web site at www.gepco.com or www.generalcable.com.

Gepco International has been an industry-leading brand of studio, stage and broadcast AV cables and cable assemblies for 30 years. As a complete solutions-based supplier, Gepco also offers value-added service and distribution of connectors, cable management products, patch panels, and wire and cable accessories.

Gepco® International Introduces Two New Hybrid Fiber Camera Cables at CCW 2011

HDC920PEF and HDC920HDG

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, OCTOBER 12, 2011 — Gepco International (CCW Booth #1149), an industry-leading brand in professional audio and video interconnect products, is pleased to announce the addition of two new cables to its family of Hybrid Fiber Camera Cables at the Content and Communications World Show (CCW) October 12-13, 2011. Both SMPTE 311M Compliant, these new cables designed for high-definition camera-to-CCU interconnects include the HDC920PEF Direct Burial 9.2mm Hybrid Fiber Cable and the HDC920HDG Heavy-Duty Glossy 9.2mm Hybrid Fiber Cable.

Built for permanent underground installation, the HDC920PEF is a 9.2mm hybrid fiber camera cable with an extra-rugged polyethylene jacket and water blocking tape wrapped around the cable core. This construction is difficult to puncture and protects the core from moisture making it an ideal choice for outdoor events.

The HDC920HDG is a heavy-duty 9.2mm hybrid fiber camera cable with a glossy jacket designed to provide more

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Gepco® International Unveils New V-Light™ Active Fiber Cable System at CCW 2011

V-Light™ Active Fiber Cable System

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, OCTOBER 12, 2011 — Gepco International (CCW Booth #1149), an industry leading brand in professional audio and video interconnect products, is pleased to introduce the new V-Light™ Active Fiber Cable System at the Content and Communications World Show (CCW) October 12-13, 2011. Designed with easy-to-use copper connections, the V-Light Active Fiber Cable System offers the exceptional transmission distance of fiber without the hassle of keeping fiber optic connections clean. Based on the popular Gepco® Brand V-CON connector system, V-Light offers a convenient, reliable and durable interface for high-speed serial digital video transmission over single-mode fiber with data transfer rates up to 1.485 Gbps.

The heart of the V-Light Active Fiber Cable System, the V-Light Connector eliminates concerns of optical debris or poor mechanical mating from connector wear often encountered when working with fiber connectors. Inside each weather-tight V-Light connector shell, the fiber is sealed and isolated, more

Gepco® International Debuts New Gepco® Powered by MultiDyne® Active Products at CCW 2011

Gepco® Powered by MultiDyne®

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, OCTOBER 12, 2011 — Gepco International (CCW Booth #1149), an industry-leading brand in professional audio and video interconnect products, is pleased to introduce its expanded Gepco® Powered by MultiDyne® line of fiber optic transport products at the Content and Communications World Show (CCW) October 12-13, 2011. Strengthening its partnership with MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Systems, a premier provider of fiber optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, Gepco will offer four additions to its line of fiber optic transport products made by MultiDyne including the LiGHTBoX™ Weather-Tight Portable Fiber Field Acquisition System, GP-2000, GP-2500 and the GP-GE1000.

All products in the Gepco® Powered by MultiDyne® line are designed to convert an electrical signal to an optical one, allowing for much longer transmission distances, lower total weight of cabling and significant cost savings.

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Gepco® International Announces Partnership with Pro Tech Marketing

DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, OCTOBER 3, 2011 — Gepco International and General Cable are pleased to announce the appointment of Pro Tech Marketing to promote Gepco® Brand products in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and West Texas. Already a representative for Shure, QSC and Middle Atlantic Products among others, the Gepco Brand will add to Pro Tech Marketing’s already extensive line card.

“We are happy to be partnering with Gepco and General Cable,” said Richard Hansen, CEO of Pro Tech Marketing. “Adding the Gepco® Brand and SheerWire™ line helps with our goal of providing the total package with the highest quality products for our A/V integrators.?
“Pro Tech Marketing is a proven organization with a phenomenal reputation in the markets they serve,? said Brian Lamar, Director of Sales for SheerWire™ by Gepco® Products, General Cable. “We are extremely pleased by this new partnership and are confident our customers more

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Gepco® and Tower Products, Inc.: Extending a Winning Partnership

DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 — Gepco International and General Cable are pleased to announce the extension of its distribution partnership with Tower Products, Inc. to include Upstate NY (excluding NYC), New Hampshire, Vermont, Maryland, New Jersey (excluding Northern NJ), Pennsylvania, Northern Virginia, Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

“With the addition of Tower Products, Inc. as our northeastern distributor of Gepco® Brand audio, video and networking cabling solutions, we ensure that our northeast broadcast customers receive first-rate service and support,? said Glen Powers, Director of Sales, Gepco Brand Products.

For over 25 years, Tower Products Inc. has been serving customers’ electronic, communications and broadcast cable needs. Throughout its history, Tower Products, Inc. has emerged as one of the most respected industry leaders in the development and marketing of high-end digital audio and video cables for the broadcast market. With a knowledgeable experienced staff dedicated to providing more

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