Jacobsen Expands Dealer Network and Sales Staff

March 04, 2013

Efforts part of company's continued commitment to building relationships

Charlotte, N.C. - March 4, 2013 - In its continuing efforts to build and develop relationships with customers, industry associations and dealers, Jacobsen, a Textron (NYSE: TXT) Company, recently added to its dealer network and sales staff.

Jacobsen added two dealers to its global network: Marks Golf Cars will serve customers in Montana and Scott Turf will support customers in western Virginia and the eastern side of West Virginia.

Adam Smith is Jacobsen's newest Territory Sales Manager, responsible for supporting dealers and U.S. customers in Missouri, southern Illinois, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota and Canadian customers in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Adam comes to Jacobsen with 15 years of experience in the golf industry, holding sales management positions at Rain Bird, Bernhard and Outdoor Equipment Company.

Tony Grasso recently started as Territory Sales Manager, responsible for supporting dealers and customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey and portions of New York. Tony comes to Jacobsen with 30 years of experience in the golf industry, with the majority of that time as a golf course superintendent at Metropolis Country Club and Willow Ridge Country Club, both in New York.

Joseph Foley was hired as Product Sales Demonstrator and will support dealers in West Virginia, Virginia, Delaware and Maryland on product demonstrations, field days, product road shows and other events. Joseph will be based in Lynchburg, Virgina. Joseph comes to Jacobsen from The Badin Inn and Golf Club in North Carolina, where he served as golf course superintendent. Joseph also served in the U.S. Army, completing tours of Iraq in 2003 and 2005.

"Our strong 2012 proves that our strategy of building relationships is working," said Ric Stone, Vice President of Sales for Jacobsen. "We are continuing our momentum into 2013 by further expanding our sales and support staff. Our service and support must be at the same high level of quality as our world-class equipment."

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.

Contact

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

Adam Smith, new Territory Sales Manager for Jacobsen

Tony Grasso, new Territory Sales Manager at Jacobsen

Joseph Foley, new Product Sales Demonstrator at 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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