AUDIO-TECHNICA HOLDS SEVENTH ANNUAL CHARITY SALE

Company’s yearly charity fund-raising event results in pledges to a number of worthy causes


Las Vegas, NV 03-19-2004 NSCA EXPO — As part of its ongoing support of charitable causes, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc. recently held its seventh One-Day Charity Sale promotional event with proceeds of over $20,000 going to non-profit organizations. The admirable charities meriting donations included:

The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, dedicated to working with the community to provide children with high-risk, life threatening illnesses the opportunity to realize their most heartfelt wish; The American Cancer Society, the largest non-government funded organization for cancer research in the U.S.; Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), an association of almost 1,200 public and private nonprofit agencies that assist over 3.5 million abused and neglected children and their families each year with a wide range of services; America’s Second Harvest, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States; MusiCares Foundation, established in 1989 by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Inc. with the objective of focusing the attention and resources of the music industry on the health, human service, and welfare needs of all music people; Haven of Rest Ministries, a non-profit, non-denominational Christian social service organization whose purpose is to serve and glorify God through a Christ-centered outreach of love and compassion that responds to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of disadvantaged men, women, and children without regard to their race, color, creed, or social standing; and Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos, A.C. (Mexico), which has cared for orphaned and abandoned children in Central America since 1954.

Commenting on the One-Day Charity Sale, Audio-Technica U.S. President/CEO Philip Cajka stated, “We are committed to supporting these charitable organizations for all the great work they do. For the seventh year in a row, the success of this event again surpassed our expectations, and it is a privilege to be able to contribute to the important causes addressed by these charities.”

Celebrating over 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, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web: www.audio-technica.com

Audio-Technica is exhibiting at Booth #1121 during the 2004 NSCA Expo in
Las Vegas, NV.