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Kenwood Technologies Signs Distribution Agreement with D&H Distributing

D&H to Distribute Kenwood's Products to the Exploding Multimedia Market Through Various Resale Channels

Cupertino, CA, February 10, 1999-- Kenwood Technologies has vastly expanded the availability of its computer sound systems and TrueX™ CD-ROM drives by entering into a distribution agreement with D&H Distributing, one of America's 10 largest wholesale distributors of computer and peripheral products. Under the agreement, D&H will distribute Kenwood's products through various reseller channels including VARs, system integrators, and retail outlets.

"As a major nationwide distributor, D&H will greatly increase our presence in the marketplace," stated Robert Gronski, Kenwood's vice president of sales. "We are very pleased that Kenwood can now benefit from their distribution expertise. D&H's commitment to delivering quality high performance products to the multimedia market perfectly complements Kenwood's product strategy and direction."

"Kenwood's family of TrueX CD-ROMs and computer sound systems give us a competitive product edge while expanding our offerings," said Mark Greenwald, director of marketing at D&H. "Kenwood's products will allow us to continue to offer our resellers the highest-quality computer peripherals on the market today. After evaluating many other alternatives, we believe that the Kenwood CD-ROM drives with patented Zen TrueX technology will revolutionize the CD-ROM industry. Kenwood's computer sound systems offer great sound quality at a reasonable price."

About D&H Distributing

One of America's 10 largest wholesale distributors of microcomputer products, D&H has been distributing computer hardware, software and peripheral products to the reseller community for more than 15 years. D&H leads the industry in multimedia and emerging technology and is known for providing every reseller&emdash;from large national accounts to small, independent business owners&emdash;with top quality products, competitive prices and highly personalized service. D&H has 80 years of distribution experience.
D&H Distributing is headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, with offices in Boston, Miami, Chicago, Dallas and Visalia, California.

About Kenwood Technologies

Kenwood Corporation was established in 1946, and is a world-renowned manufacturer of consumer audio and communications equipment with annual revenues of more than 3 billion dollars. In 1997, Kenwood Corporation established and headquartered Kenwood Technologies (USA) in Cupertino, California, as a new division to launch Kenwood into the computer and technology sector. Products include a line of revolutionary high performance TrueX CD-ROM drives &endash; MULTI BEAM 40X Plus and 52X TrueX &endash; as well as the CL-501 and CL-701 multimedia speaker systems.

Zen, TrueX and Multibeam are trademarks of Zen Research N.V. and its affiliates in the United States and other countries.


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