ELKHART, IN - July 2004 -- Crown International today announced that Brian Divine has been appointed to the position of Director of Marketing for the Portable PA, Recording and Broadcast markets, expanding to three the number of Marketing Directors on staff, and bringing new focus to the primary market segments Crown serves. The appointment was announced by Mark Graham, Vice President of Marketing and Product Development for Crown. 

Divine moves from the position of Crown Customer Service Manager. He previously held the positions of Business Development Manager and Marcom Manager in the Marketing Department. Divine takes over the position previously held by Larry Baker, who has transitioned to Director of Marketing for Installed Sound. Stephen Morris, who had served as Director of Marketing for Installed Sound, Touring and Cinema, is now focused solely on the Touring and Cinema markets. Graham said, "The addition of Brian to the team will allow each of our Marketing Directors to really concentrate on developing industry-leading products and programs for their particular market segments."

For profiles on these individuals and other key Crown personnel, visit the Crown website at www.crownaudio.com/gen_htm/bios.

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 www.crownaudio.com. Crown is a member of the Harman Professional (HPro) group of Harman International companies. Other HPro audio brands include AKG, AMEK, BSS Audio, dbx Professional, Lexicon Pro, JBL Professional, Soundcraft, and Studer.

Harman International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR; www.harman.com) is a leading manufacturer of high-quality, high fidelity audio products and electronic systems for the consumer and professional markets.