E-Z-GO Appoints New VP Operations

February 09, 2004

Augusta, GA - February 9, 2004 - E-Z-GO Textron announced the appointment of Robert MacDonald as Vice President - Operations. MacDonald comes to E-Z-GO from Textron Fastening Systems (TFS) in Stanfield, NC, where he was Executive Vice President and General Manager - Automation and VP Automation Systems. He holds a BA and MBA in Commerce from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

Before his assignment at TFS, Bob spent 18 years with Bell Helicopter Textron in both the United States and Canada. He was Senior VP Operations and Senior VP Supply Chain Management at Bell Helicopter in Fort Worth, Texas. At Bell Helicopter, Canada, in Montreal he held progressively more responsible positions from Manager Procurement up to and including President.

"We are very pleased to have someone with Bob's experience join us at E-Z-GO," said company President John Garrison. "His knowledge of world-class manufacturing processes and operations plus his familiarity with Textron are tremendous assets." In his new position at E-Z-GO, MacDonald is responsible for all Integrated Supply Chain activities.

E-Z-GO Textron, based in Augusta, Georgia, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2004. The company manufactures the #1 selling golf car in the world. Additionally, E-Z-GO is a leading provider of industrial, turf and utility vehicles for a variety of applications and industries. More informatoin is available at www.ezgo.com.

Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) is a $10 billion multi-industry company with more than 43,000 employees in 40 countries. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO and Greenlee, among others. More information is available at www.textron.com.

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