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BSH Home Appliances Corp. Announce New Distribution Contracts

BSH Home Appliances Corp. (Huntington Beach, Calif.) and Echelon Home Products ("Echelon") have signed new distributor contracts (the terms of which are confidential), with a term beginning on January 1, 2007. As a result, Echelon will continue to operate as BSH's exclusive distributor for Western Canada and in the Northwestern United States.

The territory served by Echelon in Western Canada includes British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario (west of, and including, Thunder Bay). In the Northwestern United States, Echelon's territory includes Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.

Franz Bosshard, president and CEO of BSH, says, "We are very excited to continue our relationship with Echelon in both the U.S. and Canada. Echelon has done a commendable job representing BSH products, and we look forward to continued success with them."

This move is unrelated to, and does not affect, any other BSH distributor.

BSH Home Appliances Corp. manufactures and markets small and major home appliances. BSH sells its Thermador, Bosch, Siemens and Gaggenau branded products throughout North America, through distributors, independent appliance dealers, national and regional retailers, and large buying groups. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgerate GmbH, headquartered in Munich, Germany. U.S. manufacturing facilities are located in New Bern, N.C., and La Follette, Tenn.

Source: BSH Home Appliances Corp.

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