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ELKHART, IN - August 1, 2006 -- Mark Graham has been named President of Crown International, succeeding Blake Augsburger who recently was appointed President of the Harman Pro Group. Graham joined the company in 2001, previously serving as Vice President of Engineering and Marketing. Augsburger made the announcement: “Mark has the knowledge of product, marketing, sales, manufacturing, and customer support that is necessary to continue the successes we have achieved at Crown. He is the leader that can take the company to the next level of greatness.”

Commenting on his new role, Graham noted, “I have enjoyed being a part of the Crown team over the past five years, and am excited about the challenges ahead of us as we strive to become even stronger.”

Graham continued, “For decades, Crown has enjoyed a certain prestige as the premium professional amplifier brand. However, we recognize that we need to constantly earn our customer’s loyalty by offering them products that represent the highest standard in sonic excellence and quality, as well as providing them with world-class support. We will work aggressively to assure that we continually improve in all of these areas.” “The next few years are going to be a very fun and exciting time for Crown as the investments we have made in new technologies, integration, and our operations bear fruit and provide our customers with a host of new and innovative products. You will see us continue to strive to be the best possible partner for our customers. We have a great future ahead of us.”

ABOUT CROWN INTERNATIONAL Crown International manufactures amplifiers, microphones, and systems control products for professional audio markets worldwide, with corporate headquarters located in Elkhart, Indiana. For more information, visit Crown online at Crown is a member of the Harman Professional (HPro) group of Harman International companies. Other HPro brands include AKG, BSS Audio, dbx Professional, Lexicon Pro, JBL Professional, Soundcraft, and Studer. Harman International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR; is a leading manufacturer of high-quality, high fidelity audio products and electronic systems for the consumer and professional markets.