Universal Electronics’ Paul Arling Named CEO of the Year in OC Tech Alliance High-Tech Innovation Awards

October 9, 2015

Paul Arling Recognized For
Establishing Sustained Innovation and Delivering Laudable Financial Performance
and Investor Returns

Santa Ana, CA – Universal Electronics Inc.  (NASDAQ:UEIC), the worldwide leader in
universal remote control technologies and control interfaces, today announced
that Paul Arling, CEO, has won the “Outstanding Public Company CEO” category of
the Orange County Technology Alliance’s annual High-Tech Innovation Awards.

Now in its 22nd year, the
prestigious High-Tech Innovation Awards honor the best OC-based tech companies,
people and products driving innovation locally and globally. Arling, who
received the award for the first time this year, was named “CEO of the Year”
for his role in establishing an innovation culture at Universal Electronics,
and for his leadership in guiding the company’s impressive financial
performance and stockholder investment returns throughout his tenure.

“I am truly honored to be named CEO
of the Year by this wonderful organization,” said Paul Arling, chairman and
chief executive officer of Universal Electronics. “Orange County is a
powerfully important hub for global technology innovation.  I’m blessed to lead a team of super-smart individuals
that have been the real movers behind our success.”

Under Arling’s leadership, Universal
Electronics has leveraged decades of research into developing some of the most
innovative solutions, applications and advances in the home entertainment control
marketplace. The company recently announced reaching a major milestone with its
solution: the embedded technology has been deployed in more than 150 million
devices worldwide, including set-top boxes, connected
TVs, media devices, game consoles, smartphones, tablets and more.

“Our judges reviewed
significantly more nominations this year than in previous years and selecting
finalists was not easy,” said Peter Craig, CEO, OC Tech Alliance.  “We congratulate Paul Arling for being
selected as Outstanding Public Company CEO of the Year, as well as the entire
team at Universal Electronics who made it all possible.”

About Universal Electronics

Founded in 1986, Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) is the global leader
in wireless control technology for the connected home. UEI designs, develops,
and delivers innovative solutions that enable consumers to control
entertainment devices, digital media, and home systems. The company’s broad
portfolio of patented technologies and database of infrared control software
have been adopted by many Fortune 500 companies in the consumer electronics,
subscription broadcast, and computing industries. UEI sells and licenses wireless
control products through distributors and retailers under the One For All®
brand name. More information is available at www.uei.com.

Orange County Technology Alliance

Orange County Technology Alliance is a 501(c)6 nonprofit trade
association committed to fast-forwarding the local innovation economy. It is
the successor organization to the Orange County Council of TechAmerica and AeA.
It is the only technology association addressing the needs of technology companies
and their leaders based in Orange County, Calif. The alliance serves members
through local networking, professional development, state and federal advocacy,
savings on business services and industry recognition. To learn more about
membership, contact OC Tech Alliance at
[email protected]


Media Contact for UEI:

Chris HuppertzBob Gold & Associates[email protected]