Anaheim, CA 01-16-2003 NAMM WINTER SESSION — Audio-Technica U.S., Inc. has announced the appointment of Marc Lee Shannon to the position of Vice President, Sales. Philip Cajka, President and CEO of Audio-Technica, made the announcement and indicated Shannon’s recent promotion will serve to propel A-T toward continued growth in all market segments.

Shannon has been with Audio-Technica since 1994, when he joined the company as Regional Sales Manager. He went on to become A-T’s National Sales Manager in 1997 and has effected significant progress in that capacity. Now, as Vice President, Sales, Shannon’s expertise and focus are representative of Audio-Technica’s unparalleled commitment to dealers and end users alike. With an impressive background in music and business, Shannon has demonstrated proficiency for staying in tune with this dynamic industry.

Phil Cajka remarked, “Marc Lee has been a valuable asset to Audio-Technica for some time now, and his ongoing success is built upon years of outstanding achievement and commitment. He has proven his ability and drive to help A-T reach our business objectives, both short- and long-term. We are privileged to have Marc Lee as part of the team, and the company stands only to benefit from the strong skills and outlook he offers.”

Celebrating 40 years of audio excellence worldwide, Audio-Technica is a leading innovator in transducer technology, renowned for the design and manufacture of microphones, wireless microphones, headphones, mixers and electronics for the audio industry.

For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Karen Emerson, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, Ohio 44224. Tel: 330/686-2600; Fax: 330/688-3752.

Audio-Technica is exhibiting at Booth #6740 during the 2003 NAMM Winter Session in
Anaheim, CA.