E-Z-GO Shuttles Are The People Movers of Choice at the World Economic Forum in Davos

February 05, 2010

Ipswich, United Kingdom - February 5, 2010 - When 2,500 leaders from business, government and civil society met for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland recently, E-Z-GO Shuttles were there to transport the delegates around the convention facilities. E-Z-GO is a Textron Inc (NYSE: TXT) company.

The compact, electric powered shuttles, based on E-Z-GO’s successful RXV golf car, can carry four people in comfort for up to eight miles. Distributed across Europe by Ransomes Jacobsen of Ipswich, UK, the Shuttles were supplied by local dealer, LV-Maschinencenter of Wittenbach.

The theme of this year’s Annual Meeting was a call to action for decision-makers to use the opportunity to "Improve the State of the World: Rethink, Redesign, Rebuild". Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France, delivered the opening address following the traditional welcome by the Swiss President, Doris Leuthard. The delegates participated in over 200 working sessions on topics including Haiti, the Millennium Development Goals, the environment and the economy.

David Withers, managing director of Ransomes Jacobsen commented,
“The E-Z-GO Shuttle is the ideal people mover for an event such as this. It’s emission-free at the point of use, quiet and has excellent carrying capacity. The theme of the meeting - Rethink, Redesign, Rebuild - sums up the design principles when E-Z-GO set about producing a new golf car, some three years ago. The RXV was a redesign from the ground up, with new technology incorporated in a package that has changed the way people look at this type of vehicle. We’re obviously delighted with our involvement with such a high-profile, world event.”

About E-Z-GO
E-Z-GO, a Textron Inc. company, is a leading manufacturer of golf cars and utility vehicles. E-Z-GO is the preferred golf car fleet provider for many of the world’s most revered golf courses, clubs and resorts. E-Z-GO is also the golf car of choice of nine of the nation’s 10 largest course-management companies. E-Z-GO boasts the largest sales and service network in the industry, with more factory branch locations and independent distributors than any other manufacturer.

More than a maker of golf cars, E-Z-GO is also a leading provider of turf and utility vehicles for a variety of applications and industries. Products under the E-Z-GO flagship include Shuttle personnel carriers, MPT turf-maintenance vehicles, and ST personal utility vehicles. E-Z-GO also produces the Cushman line of heavy-duty burden carriers. Founded in 1954 in Augusta, GA., E-Z-GO became part of Textron Inc. in 1960.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron in known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at www.textron.com.

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