Ransomes Jacobsen Appoint Rupert Price as Sales Manager - UK and Ireland

January 09, 2006

Ipswich, England - January 9, 2006 - Rupert Price, 31, has been promoted to the position of Sales Manager, UK and Ireland with immediate effect. Reporting to Sales Director Alan Prickett, he will be responsible for sales of Ransomes Jacobsen's extensive range of turf maintenance equipment together with E-Z-GO golf cars and utility vehicles throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Rupert obtained a Business and Technology degree following a four-year sandwich course at Sheffield Hallam University. One year of study involved work experience at Ransomes Ipswich head office and he was subsequently offered employment when he graduated. He began his career in 1997 in export sales and was promoted to Business Manager in 2000. For four years he was the National Account Manager for golf products before further promotion to commercial manager in 2005.

Commenting on the appointment Alan Prickett said, "Rupert is the perfect example to demonstrate our commitment to providing career progression at Ransomes Jacobsen. We identified his potential as an undergraduate and he has proved himself in his various roles over the past eight years. He has the knowledge, the experience and the management skills required for this demanding post and I am delighted to be in a position to congratulate him on his appointment."

Rupert was married during the summer of 2005 and lives on the outskirts of Colchester with his wife, Tracey.

Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) is a $10 billion multi-industry company with 44,000 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, Ransomes, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO and Greenlee, among others. More information is available at www.textron.com.

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