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Harris Corporation Establishes New Office in Dubai Media City

Appoints key personnel to strengthen local sales and support (March 09, 2006)

Harris Corporation today announced that its Broadcast Communications Division has established a new office in Dubai Media City in the United Arab Emirates. Harris also has appointed two local industry experts - Jamal Khalili as systems specialist and Sohail Shafi as technical sales specialist - to support the new office and address the increasing needs of the broadcast market across the Middle East. The new office and appointments reflect the significance of the Middle East market to Harris' overall business and help solidify the company's broadcast presence in the region.

"Following our recent appointment of Said Bacho as the first general manager in the Middle East for our Leitch business unit, the opening of the Dubai office and the appointments of Jamal and Sohail further strengthen our operations in the region," said Dave Dougall, vice president of sales, EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), Harris Broadcast Communications Division. "It is part of our long-term strategy to ensure our customers have local sales and support as we continue to grow our broadcast business in the Middle East, and Dubai Media City provides an ideal location from which to effectively serve this key market."

With more than 14 years experience in the broadcast industry, Khalili comes to Harris from Pinnacle Systems, where he was responsible for pre-sales and post-sales support. Prior to this, Khalili worked for NewTV and NBN Television in Beirut, Lebanon. Shafi comes to Harris with more than 15 years of engineering experience, having worked with Salam Technical Services, the Leitch products reseller in Dubai; Omnix International; and the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation. Harris has a number of high-profile customers in the region, including Arab Radio & Television (ART) in Jordan Media City in Amman, Jordan; Al-Rai in Kuwait; JCC in Qatar; and the Iraqi Media Network. By establishing the new office and expanding its broadcast sales force in the Middle East, Harris is demonstrating its commitment to provide current and future customers in the region with local sales support.

About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. With headquarters in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual sales of over $3 billion and more than 13,000 employees - including 5,500 engineers and scientists - dedicated to the development of best-in-class assured communications(tm) products, systems, and services. The company's operating divisions serve markets for government communications, RF communications, broadcast communications, and microwave communications.

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