Jhant Named Director, Product Strategy and Development for E-Z-GO Consumer Business

May 15, 2012

Augusta, GA - May 15, 2012 - E-Z-GO®, a Textron Inc. company and a leading global manufacturer of light-transportation vehicles, is proud to announce that Philip Jhant has been named Director, Product Strategy and Development for the company's consumer value stream. Jhant, a 14-year veteran of E-Z-GO, will spearhead the design and development of new vehicles to fill untapped consumer needs and drive growth for the company.

Jhant will lead the development of new products, and updates to existing models, for E-Z-GO's consumer product lines. His responsibilities will include the Bad Boy Buggies® brand and product lines as well as the E-Z-GO Terrain™ and Express™ lines of utility vehicles, the Freedom® line of personal golf cars, and the 2Five® line of street-legal vehicles.

"I couldn't be more excited about this opportunity to help E-Z-GO meet the needs of today's consumers," Jhant said. "We have an incredible team of product managers, engineers and manufacturing experts here, and I am looking forward to working with them to design and build future generations of E-Z-GO and Bad Boy Buggies vehicles."

Jhant joined E-Z-GO in 1998 and has served in numerous roles ranging from fleet sales representative to branch manager, and most recently as director of specialty sales. He is a graduate of Clemson University.

"Philip is the ideal choice to lead development of new consumer products for E-Z-GO," said Eric Bondy, Vice President, Consumer for E-Z-GO. "Not only is he a seasoned E-Z-GO veteran who has a detailed understanding of the company and its consumer business, but he is an E-Z-GO consumer himself."

"Philip has owned and used E-Z-GO and Bad Boy Buggies vehicles for years, from the fairways to the backwoods, and can use his own experiences to shape the development of new and existing vehicle models to exceed the demands and high expectations of today's consumer."

About E-Z-GO
E-Z-GO, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles. Products sold under the E-Z-GO brand include RXV® and TXT® fleet golf cars, Freedom® RXV and Freedom TXT personal golf cars, E-Z-GO Terrain™ and Express™ personal utility vehicles, and the 2Five® street-legal low-speed vehicle. E-Z-GO also produces the Cushman® line of heavy-duty material carriers and utility vehicles, and the Bad Boy Buggies® line of off-road utility vehicles for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts.

Founded in 1954 in Augusta, Ga., E-Z-GO became part of Textron Inc. in 1960.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) 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.

Editor's note: For a high-resolution image of Jhant, contact Jeff Salem at jeffs@swansonrussell.com or 402-318-4754.


Brandon Haddock
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