September 27, 2012

Armonk, NY—September 26, 2012— Production Resource Group, L.L.C., (PRG) announced today that, effective immediately, the corporate structure of PRG in Germany has been simplified and PRG and SHOWTEC are now one company.  All SHOWTEC companies (SHOWTEC Beleuchtungs- und Beschallungs GmbH, Balance Audio-Media GmbH & Co. KG, MAS / SHOWTEC Berlin GmbH & Co. KG, VLD Automatisierte Lichtsysteme Vermietungs GmbH) and PRG GmbH have been merged with their parent company Production Resource Group AG.

In connection with the reorganization, management responsibilities have also been changed.  As part of his continuing overall European management services and responsibility for PRG in Europe, Stephan Paridaen will provide general management services for Production Resource Group AG in Germany. Carsten Zwerg, a former Managing Director of PRG GmbH, and Johannes Wahl, both of whom have worked for PRG for many years, will now lead PRG’s production department. Ralf Richrath, a former SHOWTEC Managing Director and co-owner, will be responsible for warehouse/operations and Horst Siefen, who headed VLD within the SHOWTEC Group, will now be responsible for the asset management. Jana Wohlien will oversee the integration management of the PRG companies and Lars Schwarz will be responsible for the finance department.

PRG’s operations will be divided into the following market segments:  Concert Touring, Corporate & Trade Show, Automotive Events, Special Events, Theatre and TV & Film.  Each segment will be led by an expert with many years of experience in the relevant segment and will be supported by a specialized team of dedicated personnel. The sales & account management will be under the leadership of Udo Willburger, who has workd for PRG more than 20 years.

Morten Carlsson, former Managing Director of PRG GmbH and founder of the former Procon group, will be responsible for marketing and business development. Wilfried Schiefer, founder and former Managing Director of SHOWTEC, will contribute his market experience as a consultant to the new company.

“Our new organizational structure will help us to focus more strongly on our clients’ needs. By having specialists in each of the market segments, we intend to optimize our customer service quality”, said Stephan Paridaen, Chief Executive Officer, 
Europe, Middle East, Africa.

In connection with the reorganization, all SHOWTEC companies and PRG GmbH will now operate under the name Production Resource Group AG.

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About Production Resource Group — Production Resource Group, L.L.C., (PRG) is the world’s leading supplier of entertainment and event technology to a wide range of markets, including corporate and automotive events, concerts, special events, theatre, television and film, trade shows, and installations, such as theme parks, museums, retail stores and performing arts centers. PRG provides integrated services and equipment, including audio, video, lighting, rigging, staging, and scenery and automation systems, for these markets from more than 40 offices in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

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