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Leitch Appoints Rich Hajdu VP, Graphics and Post Sales

Industry veteran to strengthen Leitch's growing graphics and post business (October 11, 2005)

Leitch Technology, a leading provider of HD/SD solutions for professional digital video, today announced that Rich Hajdu has been appointed vice president, graphics and post sales, for the Americas. Hajdu's key mandate will be to foster relationships with customers, systems integrators and resellers to increase Leitch's presence in larger projects and drive overall growth in this crucial market segment.

"Rich Hajdu is very well-known by key industry customers, and his appointment will have an immediate, positive impact on our Graphics and Post businesses," said Tim Thorsteinson, president and CEO of Leitch Technology. "The addition of Rich to our sales team will enable a sharp, refined focus on this expanding segment of our business, which is essential as we continue to launch so many new and exciting products."

Hajdu comes to Leitch from an eight-year tenure at Chyron Corporation, where he was vice president of worldwide sales and marketing and was instrumental in Chyron's marketplace turnaround. Hajdu has an extensive track record in the broadcast industry, having held a number of increasingly responsible management positions with companies including ADM Technology, Dynatech, and Tektronix. Hajdu started his career in television production at TeleMedia Productions in Austin, Texas, and WANX-TV in Atlanta before moving into sales.

About Leitch Technology
An industry leader for more than 30 years, Leitch Technology provides high-performance, multi-format solutions for professional digital video. Through its two business segments - Digital Media and Infrastructure - Leitch offers standard-definition/high-definition (SD/HD) products and systems that enable media companies to streamline workflow from production through transmission. Leitch offers a comprehensive, award-winning portfolio of processors, routers, servers, graphics and editing solutions, master control and branding systems, digital signage, network monitoring and control software, and test and measurement instruments, along with premium customer support.

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