Cessna, E-Z-GO Bad Boy Buggies announce joint promotion

July 23, 2012

Oshkosh, WI - Jul 23, 2012 - Cessna Aircraft Company launched a limited-time promotional program designed for those seeking utility superiority in the air and on the ground: any customer who orders a Cessna Grand Caravan at the EAA AirVenture Convention this year will receive a free Bad Boy Buggies brand Ambush™ 4x4 all terrain vehicle from Cessna sister company E-Z-GO. The Ambush vehicle is valued at over $16,000. Cessna and E-Z-GO are Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) companies.

"Deliveries remain strong for the Caravan. The promotion with the Caravan and Bad Boy Buggies is a logical fit for those who need that dependable, reliable utility performance on the ground as well as in the air, for work and for recreation," said Lannie O'Bannion, Cessna business leader for the Caravan.

The Ambush 4x4 all terrain vehicle from Bad Boy Buggies brings power and stealth to land-based utility needs, offering both a fuel power train and near-silent electric propulsion. "The Grand Caravan provides unmatched utility support from takeoff to touchdown. Likewise, the Ambush offers outstanding capabilities in rough ground terrain. Both vehicles can take you to destinations off the beaten path - places you cannot access by conventional means -and they are indispensible tools for your business and for fun," O'Bannion said.

The Ambush 4x4 boasts 16 horsepower when running on gasoline but can also be run on electric power. It is 111 inches long, has a thousand pound towing capacity and 500 pound cargo bed capacity.

To qualify for the free Ambush Bad Boy Buggies, an order must be placed for the Cessna Grand Caravan at the EAA AirVenture convention at Oshkosh, Wis., no later than 5 p.m. central time on Sunday, July 29. For more information on the promotion, please visit with a Cessna sales representative at the Cessna exhibit.

Lannie O'Bannion, Cessna Business Leader for the Caravan

Cessna's Grand Caravan

E-Z-GO's Bad Boy Buggie brand Ambush 4x4 all terrain vehicle

About Cessna
Cessna is the world's leading general aviation company. Since its inception in 1927, Cessna has designed, produced and delivered more than 193,500 airplanes around the globe. This includes more than 6,300 Citation business jets, making it the largest fleet of business jets in the world. Today, Cessna has two principal lines of business: aircraft sales and aftermarket services. Aircraft sales include Citation business jets, Caravan single-engine utility turboprops, single-engine piston aircraft and lift solutions by CitationAir. Aftermarket services include parts, maintenance, inspection and repair services. In 2011, Cessna delivered 689 aircraft, including 183 Citation business jets, and reported revenues of $2.990 billion. More information about Cessna Aircraft Company is available at cessna.com.

About Textron
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 is 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 textron.com.

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