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Harman Kardon® to Sponsor Sir Paul McCartney's "Back in the World 2003" Tour

    WOODBURY, NY (ots) - Harman Kardon, a division of Harman
International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR), and a leader in
audio/video home entertainment system solutions, today announced that
it has signed on as a sponsor of key dates of Sir Paul McCartney's
upcoming "Back in the World 2003" tour.
    Paul McCartney's World Tour, which began in April of last year, is
being acclaimed as the most successful of his post-Beatles career. It
won Billboard's Tour of the Year Award, Pollstar's Major Tour of the
Year Award and is currently on its European leg and approaching its
two millionth ticket sold.
    Tom McLoughlin, President of Harman Kardon, noted: "We are truly
honored to support Paul McCartney on his upcoming tour. Dr. Sidney
Harman founded our company 50 years ago because he had a passion for
music and the arts, and a commitment to quality that has continued to
this day. Nowhere is this passion and commitment better reflected
than in the lifetime achievements and contributions of Paul
McCartney. His career exemplifies the values held strongly by Dr.
Harman and everyone at the company: a dedication to quality and
excellence, coupled with a desire to enrich the community through
philanthropy and music education."
    A spokesperson for Paul McCartney said, "We are very pleased to
have the support of Harman Kardon, one of the most respected names in
audio, associated with us and sharing the passion of the Tour."
    Harman Kardon will be sponsoring ten major dates on Paul
McCartney's "Back in the World 2003" tour, beginning May 11th in Rome
and continuing to Vienna, Budapest, Munich, Hamburg, Moscow, Dublin,
Sheffield, and Liverpool.
    The dates and locations sponsored or co-sponsored by Harman Kardon
for Paul McCartney's "Back in the World 2003" tour are as follows
(subject to change):
    Rome -- May 11              
    Munich -- May 18          
    Sheffield -- May 29
    Vienna -- May 14          
    Hamburg -- May 21        
    Liverpool -- June 1
    Budapest -- May 15        
    Moscow -- May 24
    Munich -- May 17          
    Dublin -- May 27
    About Harman Kardon

    Harman Kardon offers a complete line of high-performance home
theater and audio components incorporating proven Harman Kardon
engineering, design expertise and leading-edge technologies. The
company recently introduced its digital path receivers and next
generation audio/video components, which continue to advance the
state-of-the-art in home entertainment and expand Harman Kardon's
position as a true system-solutions provider.
    The Harman Consumer Systems Group (HCSG) is a leading designer,
manufacturer and marketer of a wide range of high-fidelity
loudspeakers, audio and video components, and multimedia systems for
use in homes and automobiles, and with computers. The group's brands
include JBL, Infinity, Harman Kardon, Mark Levinson, Revel, Proceed,
Audioaccess and Lexicon.
    HCSG is a division of Harman International Industries,
Incorporated. Harman International (www.harman.com) is a leading
manufacturer of high-quality, high-fidelity audio products and
electronic systems for the consumer and professional markets. The
company's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the
symbol "HAR."
ots Originaltext: Harman Kardon®
Internet: www.newsaktuell.ch

Franklyn Roth
Company: Dobbin/Bolgla Associates
Phone: 212-388-1400
E-Mail: froth@dba-pr.com

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