Scottish Rugby, Ransomes Jacobsen and Fairways GM Sign Agreement For Grounds Care Equipment at Murrayfield

August 10, 2006

Ipswich, United Kingdom - August 10, 2006 - Scottish Rugby and turf equipment manufacturer Ransomes Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, together with their local dealer Fairways GM, have signed a five-year rolling agreement for the supply of turf maintenance equipment to the Murrayfield stadium in Edinburgh.

The agreement relates to the majority of equipment used by Turf and Amenities Manager John Litster and his team at the 67,500 stadium, which is renowned as the home of Scottish rugby.

"We need the best equipment available and that's why we've selected the package from Ransomes Jacobsen, supported by their Fairways dealership out of Kinross. We're finding that we have only about eight weeks between the end of one season and the beginning of the next for renovation work on the pitches. This is because we are having more events, including major concerts, and therefore the time for renovation is constricted. We need support close at hand in case of unforeseen circumstances and Fairways' location is ideal for us."

As part of the package Scottish Rugby have also taken delivery of an E-Z-GO ambulance, which is fully equipped with a stretcher carrying facility, oxygen cylinder mount and seating for driver and paramedic.

Ransomes Jacobsen is a subsidiary of Textron Inc., a $10 billion multi-industry company operating in 33 countries with approximately 37,000 employees in continuing operations. 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

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