E-Z-GO Names Kathy Searle VP Communications

January 26, 2006

Orlando, FL - January 26, 2006 - E-Z-GO announced that Kathleen C. Searle was named Vice President – Communications for the Augusta, Georgia based golf car and utility vehicle manufacturer.

In this newly created role, Searle is responsible for E-Z-GO's internal and external communications as well as sponsorships and community affairs. She will manage and integrate all elements of the company's internal, external and marketing communications to tell the E-Z-GO story to employees, customers, media and community members – helping to drive business results.

Searle has over 15 years of diversified experience in the communications field supporting business objectives at global Fortune 200 companies through internal and external communications strategies. She most recently served as HR Communications Director for Textron. Prior to joining Textron, Kathy spent many years with Bank of America (and its predecessor FleetBoston Financial) where she held several communications leadership roles in the areas of customer communications, internal communications, media relations, community relations, executive visibility and crisis management communications. Prior to leaving Bank of America, Kathy led National Sponsorship and Community Relations communications initiatives including the Bank's sponsorship of the U.S. Olympic Team and prominent Golf sponsorships.

E-Z-GO – A Textron Company, based in Augusta, Georgia, 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.

Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) is a $10 billion multi-industry company with 46,000 employees in 36 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, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO and Greenlee, among others. More information is available at www.ezgo.com and at www.textron.com.

Connect with Textron IR

David Rosenberg, Vice President, Investor Relations
(401) 457-2288
Kyle Williams, Manager, Investor Relations
(401) 457-2288

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