Navarre Appoints JC Lindquist Levin to Vice President of Consumer Electronics and Accessories

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MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Navarre Corp. (Nasdaq:NAVR) ("Navarre"), a vertically integrated, multi-channel platform for retailers and manufacturers, has appointed JC Lindquist Levin to vice president of consumer electronics and accessories. In her role, JC will direct Navarre's strategic positioning and growth in the distribution of their leading technology accessory products.

Over the past three years, Navarre has expanded its roster of manufacturing partners by adding over 180 iOS, app-enabled, mobile, video game, PC and Mac accessory suppliers. During the twelve-month period ended June 30, 2012, Navarre's net sales of consumer electronics and accessories increased by 124% to $86.4 million.

"JC has proven her abilities to develop and implement successful sales and marketing strategies," stated Richard Willis, president and CEO of Navarre. "We expect her rich history and vast network of relationships in the consumer electronics industry to be a strategic asset as we continue to grow this key area of our business. We are pleased to welcome JC to our distribution sales team."

JC was most recently vice president of retail sales for MIO Global, a leading manufacturer of heart rate monitors and fitness watches. Prior to that, she served as vice president of retail services and sales for Established Brands, formerly known as Compass Marketing, a Minneapolis-based sales and marketing firm.

About Navarre Corporation

Founded in 1983, Navarre® is a vertically integrated, full-service platform for retailers and manufacturers. The company uniquely offers multi-channel sales solutions, including retail distribution programs, e-commerce fulfillment and third party logistics services. Navarre is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For additional information, please visit the company's website at www.Navarre.com.

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