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MARANTZ NAMED “PREFERRED AUDIO/VIDEO BRAND OF THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL,” ESTABLISHES MARKETING RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ARTS INSTITUTION
ITASCA, IL, December 22, 2005 — Marantz America, a world leader in advanced home entertainment solutions for more than 50 years, today inaugurated a focused marketing relationship with The Julliard School, New York City’s renowned performing arts conservatory. Coinciding with Juilliard’s yearlong 100th anniversary celebration, Marantz will be recognized by the arts institution as “the preferred audio/video brand of The Juilliard School.” In addition, Marantz will serve as the Official Audio/Visual Sponsor of Julliard’s April 3, 2006 Gala Centennial Celebration at The Juilliard School in New York. Marantz has donated products for educational uses and for important world premiere performances at the school this season.
Noted Bill Lee, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Marantz, Escient & Snell: “As a company that has always strived to reproduce the nuance of live musical performance as closely as possible, Marantz appreciates the important role that The Juilliard School has played in helping cultivate generations of great musicians, actors and dancers. This new marketing relationship between our two institutions will help us increase awareness of the Marantz brand among influential Juilliard performing arts students, professional musicians and alumni, while also giving us a way to recognize and honor the school’s legacy of nurturing artistic achievement.”
Juilliard’s President Joseph W. Polisi noted: “In Juilliard’s centennial year, we celebrate a commitment to excellence, high standards and creativity in young artists of today. So it is fitting that The Juilliard School has become a partner with Marantz, whose products have traditionally embraced an exceedingly high technological standard. We’re proud to acknowledge Marantz as Juilliard’s preferred audio/video brand.”
About The Juilliard School’s 100th Anniversary Celebration
Launched on its 100th commencement ceremonies May 11, 2005, The Juilliard School’s yearlong centennial program celebrates the milestone through a artistically wide program of newly commissioned work in dance, drama and music; national and international tours; special programs with visiting artists; and a “Live From Lincoln Center” telecast of the School’s Centennial Gala on April 3, 2006.
Marantz America is committed to upholding the tradition of technological superiority initiated by founder Saul Marantz. In keeping with this emphasis on quality, Marantz audio and video components are carried only by the nation’s premier independent audio/video specialty retailers. Additional information is available at www.marantz.com. Marantz America is a wholly owned subsidiary of D&M Holdings Inc.
About D&M Holdings Inc.
D&M Holdings Inc. (TSE II: 6735) is based in Tokyo and owns the Denon, Marantz, McIntosh Laboratory, Boston Acoustics, Snell, D&M Professional, ReplayTVa and Escienta brands. Denon, Marantz, McIntosh and D&M Professional are global industry leaders in the specialist home theater, audio/video consumer electronics or professional audio markets, with a strong and long-standing heritage of manufacturing and marketing high-performance audio and video components. Boston Acoustics, with its signature The Boston Sound, is a leader in premium loudspeakers for home and audio markets. Snell Acoustics is a super premium speaker brand. The ReplayTV and Escient brands represent award-winning technologies in digital home entertainment. Additional information is available at www.dm-holdings.com.
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