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Glenn Wiener Investor Relations
Patrick Lavelle President & Chief Executive Office
Michael Stoehr Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
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Operator

Good day and thank for standing by. Welcome to VOXX International’s Fiscal 2021 Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. After the speakers’ presentation, there will a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions] Please be advised that today’s conference is being recorded. the your hand Wiener, today, now Relations. Investor would conference speaker to Glenn I ahead. go Please

Glenn Wiener

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Patrick Lavelle

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Michael Stoehr

Pat. Good afternoon, everyone. Thanks

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Operator

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Unidentified Analyst

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Patrick Lavelle

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Unidentified Analyst

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Patrick Lavelle

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Michael Stoehr

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Unidentified Analyst

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Michael Stoehr

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Unidentified Analyst

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Michael Stoehr

Sure.

Unidentified Analyst

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Patrick Lavelle

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Unidentified Analyst

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Patrick Lavelle

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Unidentified Analyst

you questions. very much. Okay. for Thanks entertaining my Thank

Patrick Lavelle

Matt. Welcome

Operator

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Unidentified Analyst

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Patrick Lavelle

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Unidentified Analyst

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Patrick Lavelle

Thank you.

Operator

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Patrick Lavelle

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Operator

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