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Runco Proudly Announces Top Dealers of 2006

Union City, CA — May 10, 2007 — Runco International, Inc., the leader in home video display technology, and guests just returned from the Melia Cabo Real Resort, Cabo San Lucas for the company’s annual Mexico Getaway. Now in its twelfth year, founders Sam and Lori Runco welcomed more than 250 guests including top Runco dealers, sales representatives, press, industry affiliates, staff, friends and family for the week-long event.

“What began as a sales incentive trip has evolved into so much more; we come here each year to celebrate your success and see everyone who has become part of our family,” stated Sam Runco as he spoke to his guests at the Gala event held on Saturday evening April 14th. Proudly addressing the crowd, “This event is a mix of new faces and familiar faces; and I truly appreciate all of your dedication and hard work. In the words of Anthony Pavia from Lights, Camera, Action ‘I never want to tell my wife and daughters they aren’t going to Cabo’…It’s inspiring and I’m sure all of you first timers feel that way after experiencing this week.”

Achieving a unique blend of business and pleasure, Runco’s Getaway provided an open platform for dealers, press, and Runco representatives to participate in roundtable discussions, new product introductions, and demonstrations. New this year, Runco was excited to provide a press-only Runco Academy session. The morning sessions provided the opportunity to gather valuable feedback and conduct business, while the afternoon agenda lent time for a plentiful list of fun-filled activities including: Wine Tasting, Egg Toss/Potato Sack Race, Belly Flop Contest, Talent Show, and annual Golf Tournament.

On Saturday evening, April 14, Runco held a beach-side Gala Award Dinner to honor the top sales performers of 2006 (January — December); award-winners are as follows:

2006 Chairman’s Club:
HomeTronics, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Genesis Audio & Video (Irvine, CA)
Thul Electronics, Inc. (Avon, CO)

International Distributor of the Year:
Expert Group, Inc. (Moscow, Russia)

Most Improved International Distributor: Hometech (Spain)

New Dealer of the Year:
Home Automation Technologies, Inc. (Addison, TX)

Dealer of the Year, Single Location:
HomeTronics, Inc. (Dallas, TX)

Dealer of the Year, 2-5 Locations:
Definitive Audio (Seattle, WA)

Top Canadian Dealer:
Howell & Associates, Inc. (Burlington, ON)

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Outstanding Sales Achievements: Single Location Hometronics (Dallas, TX)
Genesis Audio & Video (Irvine, CA)
Thul Electronics, Inc. (Avon, CO)
Aurant (Salt Lake City, UT)
Robert’s Home Audio Video (Los Angeles, CA)
Electronics Design Group (Piscataway, NJ)
Overture (Wilmington, Delaware)
Maverick Integration (Bedford, NH)
Sound By Singer (New York, NY)

Outstanding Sales Achievements: 2-5 Locations
Definitive Audio (Seattle, WA)
Audio One (Miami, FL)
World Wide Stereo (Montgomeryville, PA)
Advanced Audio Design (Sarasota, FL)
Harvey Electronics (New York, NY)

Most Improved, Single Location:
Premiere Music & Film Systems (Chicago, IL)
Signature Media Systems, Inc. (Missoula, MT)
Custom Systems Integration (Scottsdale, AZ)
A/V Interiors (Medina, OH)

Mexican Standoff Winners:
CWB Technologies, Inc. — C & E Marketing
Lights-Camera-Action — Bishop Audio Services
Cyber Sound & Security Inc. — MK Marketing
Hi Fi Centre — Aldburn Electronics
Blair & Associates, Inc. — Omega Sales
Discreet Systems Design, Inc. — Reinhard Goerner
LAVA Corp — Momentum Group

Regional 1 Promotion Winners:
Audio Advice, Inc. — Creative Marketing Associates
The Little Guys — Omega Sales
El Dorado Alarm & Home Theater, Inc. — Dave Rybski and Associates
Salem Sound Center, Inc. — Future Sales Group

Regional 2 Promotion Winners:
Automated Interiors, Inc. — Lab Acoustic Marketing
M. Alan Assoc. Inc. — Marketing Analysts
Premier Audio Inc — Aldburn Electronics

For more information on Runco International, Inc. or to locate a dealer nearest you, please visit

Founded in 1987 and currently headquartered in Union City, California, Runco International, Inc is the market leader in state-of-the-art projection systems, flat-panel plasma monitors, video processors and other components for the consumer market. Runco’s innovations have won numerous awards and citations from the world press. Runco was the first company to introduce and market a line doubler with a multi-frequency projector in 1990 and also introduced the first multiple-aspect-ratio controller, the ARC-IV, to the Home Theater market. Both of these features have become essential for the new digital high definition capable televisions. In 2002, Runco International acquired the highly respected Vidikron brand, established in 1980 in Milan, Italy. Runco’s award-winning CineWide and CineWide with AutoScope technology utilize the full capability of DMD chips displaying movies formatted in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with full resolution. In 2007, Runco was the first video company to ship 1080p HD video display products with THX certification. These technological breakthroughs are representation of Runco’s ongoing commitment to deliver pristine cinema picture quality through its cutting-edge engineering.

Press Contact: Caster Communications, Inc. at 401.792.7080
Kimberly Lancaster
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