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STAMFORD, CT – HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR), the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced that it was awarded with a Gold Dolphin at the prestigious Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards for its “Distortion of Sound” documentary in the “Streaming” category. The annual Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards honor the world’s finest corporate films, online media and TV documentaries, in one of the most important film centers of the world: Cannes, France.

“The Distortion of Sound” is one of 152 award-winners in a multitude of categories and stood up to nearly 800 award entries from all over the world. The Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards were founded in 2010 and have become one of the top festivals for corporate films worldwide. Jury members include several Oscar and Emmy Award winners.

The award-winning documentary “The Distortion of Sound” is about the decline of sound and how technology has changed the way we listen to music. The film was produced by HARMAN and captured comments from members of the recording industry about their concerns with the lack of realism that digitally compressed music offers. The cast includes 27-time Grammy Award winner Quincy Jones, famous Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer, Mike Shinoda of world-famous rock band Linkin Park, guitar legend Slash, and rap icon Snoop Dogg.

“We are proud that the jury recognized how the film is awakening people to the need for a better sound quality in our everyday life,” explains Ralph Santana, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officer, HARMAN. “We are dedicated to waging the war against the distortion of sound in the digital age, and through the film we hope everyone recognizes what they are missing and how to bring emotion back to music, no matter where they listen to it.”



HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems; audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company's software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 27,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.2 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2015. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.