Jabra(R) Consolidates North American Operations



    
    Jabra to Close Lombard, IL Office to Centralize North American
Headquarters
    in Nashua, NH
    

    NASHUA, N.H., Jan. 30 /CNW/ -- GN, parent company of Jabra, the world
leader in innovative headset solutions, announced today that it will relocate
the Jabra office from Lombard, IL to Nashua, NH where GN Netcom has operated
for the last 13 years.
    The office move is designed to create maximum synergy and infrastructure
effectiveness in alignment with GN's recent integration of the two divisions
into one organization. Consumer electronics veteran David Wood will continue
to lead North American operations as senior vice president and general manager
of Jabra.
    "Consolidating the North American operation into one location will allow
us to better leverage the existing resources in Nashua and create greater
focus on the business and our customers," said Wood.  "As we are now one
organization focused on the headset business, unified processes and systems
are necessary to support our global business units.  With Jabra now integrated
into one entity, it no longer made prudent financial or operational sense to
have two separate offices for one operation."
    Transition of business operations will begin immediately and is expected
to take approximately six weeks.
    The worldwide market for Bluetooth headsets is expected to rise to 55
million units in 2006 and 84 million in 2007.  By 2008, the number is expected
to reach 122 million units and by 2010 it will be 182 million. (Source: IMS
Research)

    
    About GN
    
    Through its Jabra brand, GN is a world leader in innovative headset
solutions.  With 1,900 employees and sales offices around the world, GN
develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of wireless headsets for
mobile users and both wireless and corded headsets for contact centre and
office-based users.  GN's business activities also include its original
equipment manufacturing (OEM) business.  GN has been helping people
communicate since 1869 and is a listed company on the Copenhagen Stock
Exchange.
    For further information, please visit www.jabra.com

    Jabra(R) is a registered trademark of GN Netcom A/S.  All other
trademarks included herein are the property of their respective owners.  The
Bluetooth(R) word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any
use of such marks by GN Netcom A/S is under license.





For further information:

For further information: Colleen Mitchell of Jabra, +1-603-594-4741, 
cmitchell@gnnetcom.com; or Erik Fairleigh of BERKMAN, PR, +1-619-231-9977, or 
cell, +1-619-823-5989, erik@berkmanpr.com for Jabra Web Site:
http://www.jabra.com


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