EX-31.2 5 har10k07ex312.htm CERTIFICATION OF DINESH PALIWAL SECTION 302 har10k07ex312.htm
Exhibit 31.2
I, Dinesh Paliwal, certify that:
     1.    I have reviewed this Annual Report on Form 10-K of Harman International Industries, Incorporated;
     2.    Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit
            to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances
            under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this
     3.    Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report,
            fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the
            registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
     4.    The registrant’s other certifying officers and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure
            controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control
            over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act  Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and
            (a)   Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures
                   to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant,
                   including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities,
                   particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
            (b)   Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial
                    reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the
                    reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in
                    accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
            (c)    Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this
                    report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end
                    of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
            (d)    Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that
                    occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the
                    case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the
                    registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and
     5.     The registrant’s other certifying officers and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of
             internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the
             registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
            (a)    All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over
                    financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record,
                    process, summarize and report financial information; and
            (b)    Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a
                    significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.
Date:   August 29, 2007      /s/  Dinesh Paliwal                                                                                                           
                                          Dinesh Paliwal
                                          President, Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman