LINN Moves Forward with Direct Distribution in North America

North America is a vital market for Linn, contributing significantly to the brand's success in recent years.

Glasgow, UK. July 29 2013


Linn announced today that they are establishing their own direct distribution in North America. Linn's arrangements with current distributor TC Group Americas Inc. will conclude on October 1st, 2013.

"Linn have enjoyed a long and successful relationship with TC Group Americas and we thank them for their valued contribution. We are looking forward to working directly with our specialist dealers in North America and investing in a territory that plays an important part in our strategic growth," said Tony Owens, Finance Director at Linn.

North America is a vital market for Linn, contributing significantly to the brand's success in recent years. Both TC Group Americas and Linn are striving to ensure a seamless transition for the dealer base, and to aid this transition, Linn will be retaining key personnel operating in both Canada and the USA.

Marc Bertrand, CEO of TC Group Americas, comments "A great deal of care will be taken to make this handover virtually transparent to our dealer base and we wish Linn all the best for the future."

For more immediate questions or information, please contact Susan Duncan (Trade Marketing) directly on Tel: +44 141 303 5061 or Email: susan.duncan@linn.co.uk

About Linn:
Linn design and make the best music systems in the world. Based in Scotland and established since 1973, Linn manufacture everything in-house, from the electronics in their industry-leading Linn DS technology to the loudspeakers found in homes around the world. The iconic Sondek LP12 turntable continues to set the standard for vinyl playback and the latest digital stream players out-perform any CD or network music player available. Linn systems are sold through a worldwide network of specialist retailers who also share a passion for enriching people's lives through music. Linn were awarded a Royal Warrant in 2002 as suppliers of entertainment systems to the Royal Household, and received the Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation in 2012.

Linn also record music and sell high resolution Studio Master downloads. Awarded 'Label of the Year' by Gramophone magazine for 2010-11, Linn Records were the first label to release Studio Master downloads without DRM (Digital Rights Management) and the site, www.linnrecords.com, now hosts Studio Master releases from labels including Universal, Deutsche Grammophon and Decca Classics.

www.linn.co.uk

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