As of January 1, 2005, Group One, Ltd. will become part of the expanding Clay Paky America network of dealers and will continue to provide support for Clay Paky fixtures through their repair facilities. Clay Paky America will expand their sales force with the hiring of a regional sales manager for the Central and Eastern US.

"We are extremely pleased with this new agreement," says P.J. Turpin, CEO, Clay Paky America. "Not only does this provide significant clarification of Clay Paky America's distribution policy to the rapidly expanding customer base, but it also provides an exciting new role for Group One. Group One has been an important member of the Clay Paky family for a number of years, and we are glad that they will continue to work with us through the dealer program."

Jack Kelly, President of Group One, Ltd., expressed similar sentiments. "We are pleased that Group One will continue to be involved in the future success of Clay Paky here in the United States," he says. "Clay Paky makes a great product, and P.J. is assembling a great team to raise Clay Paky's profile here in the States and beyond."

For more information, go to www.claypakyamerica.com.