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HARMAN Wins 19 Red Dot Product Design Awards for Design Innovation

HARMAN International Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HAR), the premium global audio and infotainment group, announced today that 19 of its audio products have been selected as winners in the prestigious Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014 competition.

The sleek AKG K845 Bluetooth headphones were one of the 19 Red Dot Awards bestowed on HARMAN this ye ...

The sleek AKG K845 Bluetooth headphones were one of the 19 Red Dot Awards bestowed on HARMAN this year. (Photo: Business Wire)

Red Dot’s internationally recognized Production Design competition began in 1954, and is now one of the world’s largest and most distinguished competitions recognizing excellence and innovation in product design. The independent Red Dot jury comprised of 40 international design experts evaluated a record 4,815 entries from 53 countries, selecting winning products based on a number of criteria including degree of innovation, functionality and formal quality.

“HARMAN has long had a strong showing in Red Dot’s Product Design Awards and we are thrilled with the significant recognitions we have received this year, with a record number of new and established products garnering recognition,” said Michael Mauser, President of HARMAN Lifestyle. “The awards underscore our dedication to providing customers with a premium audio experience that prioritizes innovation, functionality and, of course, superior sound quality. We pride ourselves on our ability to marry cutting-edge acoustic engineering with intuitive design and these awards are a great validation of our achievements.”

The following HARMAN products were selected as winners of the 2014 competition:

For more information on the Red Dot Awards visit http://en.red-dot.org.

About Red Dot Design Award

With the Red Dot Design Award, the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen created an internationally renowned product competition. Its prize, the Red Dot, has established itself worldwide as one of the most sought-after quality marks for excellent design. The Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen displays the award-winning products in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen for at least one year. In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award breaks down into the three disciplines of Product Design, Communication Design and Design Concept.

About Harman

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets - supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of 14,800 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.7 billion for the last twelve months ended December 31, 2013. The Company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.

© 2014 HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated. All rights reserved. Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson are trademarks of HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, registered in the United States and/or other countries. AKG is a trademark of AKG Acoustics GmbH, registered in the United States and/or other countries.

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