Jacobsen Adds to Sales and Support Teams

May 01, 2013

Charlotte, N.C. - May 1, 2013 - In its continuing efforts to build and develop relationships with dealers and customers, Jacobsen, a Textron (NYSE: TXT) Company, recently added to its sales and support teams.

Tim Haskins recently started as Territory Sales Manager, responsible for supporting dealers and customers in south Florida. Tim comes to Jacobsen with 25 years of experience in the golf industry, serving as superintendent at The Golf Lodge at the Quarry, Pelican Sound Golf & River Club and The Club at The Strand - all in Florida. Tim is based in Naples, Florida.

Michael Grooms was recently hired as Director of Corporate Accounts for the Western region. Michael comes to Jacobsen from E-Z-GO, where he served as Senior Fleet Sales Representative. Prior to his tenure at E-Z-GO, Michael was a general manager and assistant golf professional at courses in Michigan and Florida. Michael is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

"We continue to hire industry experts to help us continue the positive momentum we've created in the marketplace," said Ric Stone, VP of Sales for Jacobsen. "Tim and Michael are already helping us build and strengthen relationships in their territories."

Mark Messick started this week as Business Development Manager, Parts & Accessories. He will be responsible for the overall management of the parts and accessories channel for Jacobsen and is directly involved in maintaining high levels of satisfaction with customers. Mark comes to Jacobsen from E-Z-GO, where he served also served as Business Development Manager for Parts & Accessories.

"Mark's channel experience at E-Z-GO will allow him to make a huge impact right away," said Tony Brown, VP of Customer Care at Jacobsen. "He will play a key role in helping Jacobsen and our dealer network work towards providing the best parts service in the industry."

About Jacobsen
With over 90 years of experience in the turf maintenance industry, Jacobsen has built a legacy of precision craftsmanship, legendary quality of cut and unmatched expertise. Dedicated solely to delivering perfectly groomed turf, Jacobsen equipment is used on some of the finest formal turf areas across the United States and the world, through an extensive distribution network and the international Ransomes brand. Additional information about the company can be found at www.jacobsen.com.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defence, 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. For more information visit: www.textron.com.

Certain statements in this press release may project revenues or describe strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters; these forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update them. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

Contact

For further information please contact:
Adam C. Slick, Public Relations & Communications Manager, Jacobsen
11108 Quality Drive, Charlotte, NC 28273
Tel: 704.504.4867
Email: aslick@textron.com

Tim Haskins, new Territory Sales Manager for Jacobsen

Michael Grooms, new Director of Corporate Accounts, Western region, for Jacobsen

Mark Messick, new Business Development Manager, Parts & Accessories, for Jacobsen

Connect with Textron IR

Eric Salander, Vice President, Investor Relations
(401) 457-2288
Cameron Vollmuth, Manager,
Investor Relations (401) 457-2288

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