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NOVEMBER 2, 2004

AudioVideo Magazine Names Abt Electronics Retailer Of The Year

GLENVIEW, IL, NOVEMBER 2, 2004 – Abt Electronics & Appliances, a leading independent consumer electronics and appliance retailer announced today that AUDIOVIDEO Magazine selected Abt Electronics as the “Retailer Of The Year.”

The award recognizes Abt Electronics as “Retailer Of The Year” in the “Manufacturer’s Elite” category, chosen by AUDIOVIDEO Magazine readers based on voting from manufacturers within the Consumer Electronics Industry. In 2003, Abt Electronics was named the Retailer of the Year in the “Manufacturers’ Elite” category and in 2002 and 2001 the Company received the Retailer of the Year Award in the Top 10” categories.

“Our Audio & Video customers are continuously impressed with our widespread offering in AV equipment from inexpensive home theater in a box systems to 65” plasma TVs. We have over 5,000 products and in the last several years we have focused on putting together a highly specialized team of AV equipment and installation experts who really understand the ‘ins and outs’ of the business,” stated Bill Eckstrand, Manager of Abt’s Custom Audio Video Department. “We are thrilled that our customers have recognized our expertise and widespread offering in the AV space and we couldn’t be happier to be acknowledged by AUDIOVIDEO Magazine as ‘Retailer of the Year’”.

About Abt Electronics & Appliances
Abt Electronics and Appliances, Inc., is the country’s largest single-store retailer within the U.S. for commercial electronics and appliances as rated by TWICE Magazine, 2004., the award winning web site for Abt Electronics, is an authorized online retailer for major brands including Sony, Panasonic, Toshiba, Bose, Samsung, GE, Mitsubishi, Miele and Whirlpool. Abt has served more than two million customers since its founding in 1936, and is proud of its unmatched commitment to personalized service that accounts for its loyal cus tomer following for over 68 years. Abt Electronics has won numerous awards for customer service, business ethics, and eretailing a few of which include: The Circle of Excellence Award from, AudioVideo International Magazine Retailers of the Year Award, TWICE Magazine’s Retailer of the Year Award, and the Better Business Bureau National Torch Award for marketplace ethics. For more information visit

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