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Hunter Fan Company Awarded CES 2016 Editors’ Choice for Wi-Fi® Enabled, Apple HomeKit-Enabled Ceiling Fans

January 15, 2016 – Memphis, TN – Hunter Fan Company, the leading manufacturer of ceiling fans, debuted two Wi-Fi enabled fans at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, which received a CES 2016 Editors’ Choice Award by Reviewed.com/USA Today. Chosen from hundreds of new products, the CES Editor’s Choice Awards honor products that are considered exceptionally innovative in their technology, value and design. Hunter’s new Symphony and Signal ceiling fans boast support for Apple HomeKit technology and connect to a home’s Wi-Fi network to create an automated suite of comfort, security and energy efficiency.

“Hunter Fan has a 130-year legacy of ceaseless innovation, and we’re honored that our latest designs were recognized with a CES 2016 Editors’ Choice Award,” said Hunter Fan CEO John Alexander. “Our tireless commitment to quality and originality is why Hunter is the industry leader, and our collaboration with Apple and launch of the first affordable Wi-Fi-enabled ceiling fans are testaments to our rich heritage.”

Apple HomeKit technology allows users to control each fan – or a group of fans – using Siri on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple Watch. Users can create custom Scenes with other HomeKit-enabled products to automatically turn on the fan’s light, lock the doors, close the garage door and set the thermostat to the desired temperature in just one step. HomeKit-enabled products also work together based on Triggers; for example, the fan’s light can be triggered to turn on the moment the fire alarm detects smoke. HomeKit technology provides advanced security with end-to-end encryption and authentication between the fan and the iOS device.

Symphony retails at $329 while Signal retails at $379. Both fans are available spring 2016 at: HunterFan.com; Amazon.com; Build.com; BestBuy.com; HomeDepot.com; Lowes.com; Menards.com; and in lighting showrooms nationwide. The fans were developed in collaboration with industry leaders Ayla Networks and Marvell Technology Group Ltd.

About Hunter Fan Company
Founded in 1886 and headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, Hunter Fan Company is the world’s original ceiling fan manufacturer. For 130 years, Hunter has led the industry in innovative design and quality craftsmanship to deliver maximum air movement and unmatched performance.  Hunter ceiling fans are available at lighting showrooms, home centers and online retailers nationwide. For more information, visit HunterFan.com, call 1-888-830-1326 and connect with Hunter Fan Company on FacebookPinterestInstagramYoutube and Twitter. To see how a Hunter fan would complement your home, download the free Hunter Fan Visualizer app in the App Store and Google Play.

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Hunter Fan Company Blows Away Competition with Wi-Fi® Enabled, Apple HomeKit Enabled Ceiling Fans

January 4, 2016 – Memphis, TN – Hunter Fan Company, the leading manufacturer of ceiling fans, enters the connected home space by debuting two Wi-Fi enabled fans at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Named Symphony and Signal, the fans boast support for Apple HomeKit technology and seamlessly interact with other HomeKit-enabled products to create an automated suite of comfort, security and energy efficiency.

“Our ceaseless innovation is why Hunter Fan is the industry leader, and these new Wi-Fi enabled fans, with added support for Apple HomeKit, are a testament to our heritage of progress and originality,” said Hunter Fan CEO John Alexander. “They’re beautiful, affordable, high quality pieces of decor that bring state-of-the-art Wi-Fi technology where it might not be expected: the ceiling fan. As we celebrate 130 years, we have several exciting developments to share with our customers, and are proud to kick off 2016 at CES with Symphony and Signal.”

Apple HomeKit technology requires iOS 8.1 or later and allows users to control each fan – or a group of fans – using Siri on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple Watch. Users can also create custom scenes with other HomeKit-enabled products: for example, one could create a scene to automatically turn on the fan’s light, lock the doors, close the garage door and set the thermostat to the desired temperature in just one step. Users can also set up HomeKit-enabled products to work together based on triggers, such as having the fan’s light turn on the moment the fire alarm detects smoke. HomeKit technology provides advanced security with end-to-end encryption and authentication between the fan and the iOS device.

Symphony has a graceful, modern design and comes in fresh white, while Signal, with its satin nickel housing and reversible wood-finished blades, is a contemporary blend of sleek design and classic finishes. Symphony’s MSRP is $329; Signal’s MSRP is $379. Both fans are available spring 2016 at: HunterFan.com; Amazon.com; Build.com; BestBuy.com; HomeDepot.com; Lowes.com; Menards.com; and in lighting showrooms nationwide.

Joining the connected home space was a natural extension of Hunter Fan’s business, and the company is exploring various opportunities for Wi-Fi enabled designs. “When we first had cameras on our iPhones, we didn’t immediately envision the ability to deposit checks with them. Similarly, we know that these fans enhance energy efficiency, home security and convenience, but we believe we’ve just scratched the surface of their full potential,” says Hunter Chief Marketing Officer John Neilson.

Symphony and Signal were developed in collaboration with industry leaders Ayla Networks and Marvell Technology Group Ltd., which will feature the fans in their respective displays at CES. For more information, please visit HunterFan.com.

For more information, visit HunterFan.com, call 1-888-830-1326 and connect with Hunter Fan Company on FacebookPinterestInstagramYoutube and Twitter. To see how a Hunter fan would complement your home, download the free Hunter Fan Visualizer app in the App Store and Google Play.

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Hunter SIMPLEconnect™ Collection Expands with Amazon Alexa Integration and Style Launches

September 21, 2017— Memphis, TN – Hunter Fan Company, the leading manufacturer of
ceiling fans, announced their partnership with e-commerce powerhouse, Amazon. With the
integration of Amazon Echo and artificial intelligence Alexa, voice control is now compatible
across the entire Hunter SIMPLEconnect™ WiFi-enabled collection – functioning seamlessly
with the current models; Apache, Signal and Symphony. In addition, the SIMPLEconnect™
collection will expand with the fall release of five new finishes for the current models, as well as
one new fan design – the Brunswick – with additional releases to follow in 2018.

Nearly 80 million smart home devices were delivered worldwide in 2016 – a 64 percent increase
from 2015, according to research firm, IHS Markit. As one of the trailblazing brands to integrate
Amazon Alexa into its product designs, following the brand’s introduction of the industries first
Apple HomeKit enabled ceiling fan at the 2015 Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, Hunter
looks to bring ease to the everyday lives of its tech-savvy consumer.

“Our innovation is driven by our consumers’ evolving needs. So when we looked at how to
continue to bring functionality and thoughtfully designed products to the marketplace, partnering
with Amazon was a natural next step,” said Hunter CEO, John Alexander. “The connected home
is forecasted to grow even more in the coming years and we’re excited for the opportunity to
provide products that consumers desire, along with the performance and technology they
expect.”

With a simple voice command to Alexa, users can easily manage home environment and
enhance comfort through fan speed and lighting control. To setup, users simply pair a Hunter
Wi-Fi enabled fan with the SIMPLEconnect™ app, available via the Apple Store or Google Play,
and then connect with the Amazon Alexa app. The SIMPLEconnect™ WiFi-enabled collection
starts at $299 and is available at HunterFan.com, as well as in lighting showrooms, home
centers and online retailers nationwide.

To shop, learn more about upcoming product releases and get design tips from the Hunter
design team, visit HunterFan.com.

About Hunter Fan Company
The maker of ‘Trusted Fans for Inspired Spaces’ since 1886, Hunter Fan Company is the
world’s original ceiling fan manufacturer. As the #1 most installed ceiling fan for over 100 years,
Hunter continues to provide a deep heritage of performance, comfort and everyday style for any
room, giving consumers confidence, peace-of-mind and ultimately more control over their home
environment. The Memphis-based brand is in the midst of an unprecedented new product
launch — offering an array of over 100 new models, from rustic and contemporary designs to
classic and retro statement pieces. In addition, the brand has recently debuted their exclusive
line of Wifi-Enabled SIMPLEConnect™ fans, which are now compatible with both Apple
HomeKit and Amazon Alexa. As an industry-leader, Hunter’s cutting edge design and quality
craftsmanship continues to bring unmatched performance into every space. Hunter ceiling fans
are available on Hunterfan.com, as well as in lighting showrooms, home centers and online
retailers nationwide.

For more information, visit HunterFan.com, and connect with Hunter Fan Company
on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Twitter.