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— Company pledges support to a range of charitable causes in its yearly fund-raising event —

Stow , OH 05-27-2008 Audio-Technica U.S., Inc. recently held its eleventh One-Day Charity Sale promotional event with $20,000 in proceeds going to nonprofit organizations. A number of worthy groups have been named as beneficiaries of this annual drive, which A-T created to raise awareness and support for charitable organizations serving a broad range of community needs.

This year’s recipients included:

The American Cancer Society — a nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

The American Heart Association — a national voluntary health agency whose mission is, “Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.” The American Red Cross — a humanitarian organization that helps millions of people each year prevent, prepare for and cope with emergencies.

America’s Second Harvest — a U.S. hunger-relief organization that distributes food to millions of hungry Americans through a network of food banks and food-rescue organizations.

Haven Of Rest Ministries — an Akron, Ohio, non-profit, non-denominational Christian social service organization that responds to the needs of disadvantaged men, women and children without regard to their race, color, creed or social standing.

The MusiCares Foundation — provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need, and also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.

Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos — a charitable organization serving orphaned and abandoned children in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada — an organization dedicated to working within the community to fulfill heart-felt wishes for children diagnosed with high-risk, life-threatening illnesses.

The Canadian Cancer Society — a national, community-based organization of volunteers, whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

To date, Audio-Technica has raised more than $190,000 for such institutions through its annual charity sales. Audio-Technica U.S. President/CEO Philip Cajka stated, “For the past several years, Audio-Technica has held its One-Day Charity Sale to benefit many worthwhile causes, and this year is no different. Helping our wide community and making a difference in people’s lives is the driving force behind this event and a priority for Audio-Technica. We are glad to continue this tradition and proud to set an example for the industry.”

Celebrating over 45 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: