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— Guitar Center, Inc. (Nasdaq NMS: GTRC), the leading musical instrument and professional audio retailer, announces it has named Stan Morgan as Vice President, Accessories Merchandising. In his new position, Morgan will be responsible for the merchandising of accessory products in Guitar Center locations across the U.S. He reports to Jay Wanamaker, Executive Vice President and General Merchandise Manager for Guitar Center.

Morgan has a broad background in the music industry at retail and wholesale levels in sales, merchandising and marketing. He was most recently Senior Vice President of Sales for Loud Technologies, covering all brands and lines, including Mackie, Ampeg, Crate, and Alvarez, in the U.S. and Canada. His prior experience includes sales management and field sales experience at St. Louis Music Supply where he was Vice President of Sales; Hardigg Industries where he served as National Sales Manager; and Zero Halliburton/Anvil Case Company where he was Midwestern Regional Sales Manager. Morgan was a Product Manager for accessories and string instruments at St. Louis Music Supply and managed retail music stores in Texas. His career began on the selling floor at Parker Music in Houston.

Jay Wanamaker remarked, “Stan has brought some fantastic new ideas to our accessories merchandising strategy, which will help Guitar Center continue supporting accelerated growth in that segment. His direct experience working with top audio industry manufacturers as well as in the retail landscape gives him unique insight into customers’ needs and interests. Stan’s knowledge and capabilities will be key in developing new ways for Guitar Center to connect with our customers.”

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About Guitar Center
Guitar Center is the leading United States retailer of guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments, keyboards and pro-audio and recording equipment. Our retail store subsidiary presently operates 183 Guitar Center stores across the United States. In addition, our Music & Arts division operates 90 stores specializing in band instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors and students. We are also the largest direct response retailer of musical instruments in the United States through our wholly owned subsidiary, Musician’s Friend, Inc., and its catalog and web site, www.musiciansfriend.com. More information on Guitar Center can be found by visiting the Company’s web site at www.guitarcenter.com.

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