E-Z-GO and National IPA Announce Cooperative Agreement to Better Assist Public Agencies Nationwide

June 24, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. – E-Z-GO and National IPA (National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance, a Provista company) are proud to announce that the City of Tucson, Arizona, has awarded a national cooperative contract for golf cars and utility and hospitality vehicles to E-Z-GO. National IPA will make the contract available to public agencies and educational institutions nationwide.

The competitively solicited and publicly awarded agreement includes extensive product lines for E-Z-GO golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, Cushman commercial and utility vehicles and Bad Boy Buggies recreational utility vehicles.

This is a one-year contract, with the option to extend for one additional year for the next four years. The contract will be serviced by an extensive network of more than 1,000 E-Z-GO, Cushman and Bad Boy Buggies distributor and dealer locations nationwide.

About National IPA

National IPA, a Provista company, is a cooperative purchasing organization established with the specific purpose of reducing procurement costs by leveraging group volume. All cooperative agreements are competitively solicited and publicly awarded by a public agency/governmental entity (e.g. state, city, county, public university or school district).  By utilizing the National IPA portfolio of cooperative agreements, participants eliminate duplication of effort and save valuable time, resources and money.

Visit www.nationalipa.org for more information.

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, and ground support equipment. 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, TUG ground support equipment for the aviation industry, and the Bad Boy Buggies line of off-road utility vehicles for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. Founded in 1954 in Augusta, Georgia, 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 is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, 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. 

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Eric Salander, Vice President, Investor Relations
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