VOXX Worldwide Company Completes The Acquisition Of The Audio/Video Enterprise Of Onkyo Dwelling Leisure Company

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — VOXX Worldwide Company (NASDAQ: VOXX) (“VOXX” or the “Firm”), a number one producer and distributor of automotive and client applied sciences for the worldwide markets, as we speak introduced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Premium Audio Firm, LLC, (“PAC”) and Sharp Company (“Sharp”) have efficiently acquired sure belongings of the audio/video enterprise of Onkyo Dwelling Leisure Company (“Onkyo”). The transaction was finalized on September 8, 2021 in any case regulatory approvals had been granted and customary closing circumstances had been met.

On June 3, 2021, VOXX introduced that PAC and Sharp had entered into an Asset Buy Settlement with Onkyo to collectively purchase Onkyo’s A/V enterprise. On June 25, 2021, the proposed transaction was authorized by Onkyo’s shareholders at its Strange Common Assembly of Shareholders, and on June 28, 2021, PAC and Sharp introduced the formation of a three way partnership, which turned the buying entity. The overall buy value is $30.8 million, plus the idea of sure liabilities and future fee funds to Onkyo on sure product gross sales. PAC owns roughly 77% of the three way partnership, with Sharp proudly owning roughly 23%.

With the acquisition of the Onkyo and Integra manufacturers now full and with the brand new licensing settlement with Pioneer Company in place, which PAC will market and promote the Pioneer and Pioneer Elite manufacturers worldwide, excluding the Peoples Republic of China, PAC will concentrate on leveraging its sturdy retail relationships and distribution channels. Sharp will concentrate on scaling its manufacturing traces and managing the availability chain, to deal with extra anticipated manufacturing quantity. With sturdy demand for the A/V product traces acquired and licensed, VOXX anticipates Fiscal 2022 annual gross sales to be roughly $50 million. As Sharp has been the producer for years, and PAC has been the distributor since July 2020, a number of orders are already secured. VOXX anticipates this transaction will probably be accretive inside its first yr of operations.

Pat Lavelle, President and Chief Govt Officer of VOXX Worldwide said, “It is a important milestone for our Firm because the acquisition considerably strengthens our model portfolio and product providing, whereas enhancing our buyer worth proposition. Onkyo and Pioneer are highly effective manufacturers with progressive merchandise, and client demand is excessive. We imagine we are able to rebuild the distribution community shortly, leveraging the relationships constructed over a number of a long time. We’re assured that we are able to develop the top-line and seize excessive margin gross sales, and as manufacturing ramps up, generate sturdy bottom-line enhancements in Fiscal 2023 and past. We have now the infrastructure and distribution to achieve success and with Sharp, now we have a world-class producer and accomplice by our facet.”

Onkyo Dwelling Leisure Company is a pacesetter within the audio and video residence leisure {industry}, promoting a wide range of A/V and stereo receivers, amplifiers and hi-fi elements below the Onkyo and Integra manufacturers. Licensed merchandise from Pioneer will embody audio/video receivers and sound bars for residence use and home-theater programs, amongst others.

Paul Jacobs, President of Premium Audio Firm, LLC, added, “Premium Audio Firm, VOXX, Onkyo and Sharp labored collectively to finish a sophisticated asset acquisition that considerably enhances our buyer providing and holds nice promise,” stated Paul Jacobs, President and CEO of Premium Audio Firm. “It’s a sturdy assertion concerning the energy of this newly fashioned alliance. Combining the primary speaker model on the planet with some of the technically refined Japanese electronics manufacturers, ushers in a brand new period of design, innovation, and efficiency. We sit up for one other 75 years of making industry-leading merchandise, profitability for our companions, and connecting individuals to their ardour for leisure.”

About VOXX Worldwide Company

VOXX Worldwide Company (NASDAQ: VOXX) has grown into a pacesetter in Automotive Electronics and Client Electronics, with rising Biometrics know-how to capitalize on the elevated want for superior safety. Over the previous a number of a long time, with a portfolio of roughly 35 trusted manufacturers, VOXX has constructed market-leading positions in in-vehicle leisure, automotive safety, reception merchandise, plenty of premium audio market segments, and extra. VOXX is a worldwide firm, with an in depth distribution community that features energy retailers, mass merchandisers, 12-volt specialists and most of the world’s main automotive producers. For extra info, please go to our web site at www.voxxintl.com.

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Apart from historic info contained herein, statements made on this launch represent forward-looking statements and thus might contain sure dangers and uncertainties. All forward-looking statements made on this launch are based mostly on at the moment accessible info and the Firm assumes no accountability to replace any such forward-looking statements. The next components, amongst others, might trigger precise outcomes to vary materially from the outcomes instructed within the forward-looking statements. The components embody, however usually are not restricted to the: threat components described within the Firm’s annual report on Kind 10-Ok for the fiscal yr ended February 28, 2021, and different filings made by the Firm occasionally with the SEC. The components described in such SEC filings embody, with out limitation: the impression of the COVID-19 outbreak on the Firm’s outcomes of operations, the Firm’s skill to understand the anticipated outcomes of its enterprise realignment; cybersecurity dangers; dangers which will end result from modifications within the Firm’s enterprise operations; our skill to maintain tempo with technological advances; important competitors within the automotive electronics, client electronics and biometrics companies; {our relationships} with key suppliers and prospects; high quality and client acceptance of newly launched merchandise; market volatility; non-availability of product; extra stock; value and product competitors; new product introductions; overseas forex fluctuations; and restrictive debt covenants. Most of the foregoing dangers and uncertainties are, and will probably be, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and any worsening of the worldwide enterprise and financial surroundings in consequence. The Firm assumes no obligation and doesn’t intend to replace these forward-looking statements.

Investor and Media Relations Contact:

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