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Meredith Agrimedia Announce Faces of Agriculture Winner

Meredith Agrimedia today announced Ross Hutto as the winner of the Faces of Agriculture Sweepstakes.
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 DES MOINES, IA – (May 14, 2015) Meredith Agrimedia today announced Ross Hutto as the winner of the Faces of Agriculture Sweepstakes. As the grand prize winner, Hutto will be awarded a Polaris RANGER® 570 EPS Full-Size Turbo Silver. He plans to use the UTV for utility purposes and recreation on his 334 acre ranch in Jewett, Texas.  

Robots to Drive Polaris RANGER at DARPA Robotics Challenge

The winning team for the DRC overall will receive a $2 million grand prize
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Minneapolis, May 5, 2015 – Polaris® Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced that its Limited Edition DARPA Polaris RANGER® XP 900 EPS and GEM electric vehicles will be used as part of the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals to be held June 5-6, at the Fairplex, in Pomona, Calif.

Polaris Acquires Timbersled

Complements Polaris’ Snowmobile business via innovative product aimed at growth market
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MINNEAPOLIS (April 22, 2015) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the acquisition of Timbersled Products, Inc. a privately held Sandpoint, Idaho-based company that is an  innovator and market leader in the burgeoning snow bike industry.The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “We are excited to add the Timbersled brand and team to Polaris’ strong snowmobile business.  Timbersled has created a compelling product and revolutionized the sport of snow biking, and we are excited to see what they can accomplish with access to Polaris’ considerable engineering, manufacturing and distribution capabilities,” said Scott Wine, Polaris Chairman & CEO. “Their Mountain Horse is the unequivocal choice of snow bike enthusiasts, emphasizing Timbersled’s relentless commitment to innovation, performance and quality. Our common culture and shared passion for the Powersports industry and consumer will create an exciting platform for continued innovation and accelerated growth.” 

Polaris/Coastal/CST/Yokley Racing Team Scores First XC2 Pro Sport Win of 2015 at The Big Buck GNCC

South Carolina’s Big Buck GNCC Showcased a Challenging Round Two of Racing
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UNION, S.C. (April 14, 2015) – Round two of the six-race Side-by-Side Championship took place on Saturday in Union, South Carolina, where the Polaris/Coastal/CST/Yokley Racing team saw its first victory of the season in the XC2 Pro Sport class. Team Driver John Henry put his Polaris RZR S 900 into the center of the podium at the Big Buck GNCC, while XC1 Pro Team Drivers Scott Kiger and William Yokley experienced a challenging day of racing at the second round. With mild temperatures and plenty of sunshine, the Big Buck GNCC saw the most favorable race conditions of the season. In the XC2 Pro Sport division, John Henry and his son/passenger grabbed the holeshot from Row 10 aboard the Polaris RZR S 900, checking in with second place on the opening lap. At the halfway point, Henry had pushed his way into the lead where he maintained that position through the checkered flag.

NAM and Polaris Industries Honor Senator Thune for Supporting Manufacturing

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MINNEAPOLIS (April 13, 2015) – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) awarded Senator John Thune (R-SD) the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence at an event hosted by NAM member Polaris Industries in Vermillion, South Dakota. “We are lucky to have Senator John Thune in our corner, advocating policies that will allow us to grow, create jobs and compete globally.” said Paul Vitrano, VP Global Government Relations at Polaris. “I’m honored to receive this award on behalf of all the hard-working manufacturers in South Dakota and throughout the country who help create jobs and strengthen the U.S. economy,” said Thune. “While manufacturers are at the forefront of economic growth in America, I think they could be even more competitive if Congress passed pro-growth, comprehensive tax reform. Congress could also take steps to open new markets to U.S. products by enacting bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority. I look forward to working on these issues, and more, during the 114th Congress.” 

Clone of Polaris Introduces Sportsman and Outlaw 110 EFI Youth Models

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Minneapolis, April 7, 2015- Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles (ORVs), today introduced the Sportsman 110 EFI and Outlaw 110 EFI youth models as part of the company’s continuing innovation of its off-road product offerings. The new models are the first youth ATVs to offer EFI and will be available in dealerships in May. The Sportsman and Outlaw 110 EFI youth models will replace the current Sportsman and Outlaw 90 models and include an upgraded 110cc engine for improved off-road performance and Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) for easier cold starting, reduced maintenance and improved run and idle quality. Both models will be classified as Y-10+ for riders 10 years old and older with adult supervision. The vehicles’ speed is limited to less than 15 mph/24.1 kph as delivered, and the speed control system allows adults to increase the speed to a maximum of up to 29 mph/47 kph. The Sportsman 110 EFI will be available in Sage Green while the Outlaw 110 EFI in Voodoo Blue.

Polaris Introduces Sportsman and Outlaw 110 EFI Youth Models

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Minneapolis, April 7, 2015- Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles (ORVs), today introduced the Sportsman 110 EFI and Outlaw 110 EFI youth models as part of the company’s continuing innovation of its off-road product offerings. The new models are the first youth ATVs to offer EFI and will be available in dealerships in May. The Sportsman and Outlaw 110 EFI youth models will replace the current Sportsman and Outlaw 90 models and include an upgraded 110cc engine for improved off-road performance and Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) for easier cold starting, reduced maintenance and improved run and idle quality. Both models will be classified as Y-10+ for riders 10 years old and older with adult supervision. The vehicles’ speed is limited to less than 15 mph/24.1 kph as delivered, and the speed control system allows adults to increase the speed to a maximum of up to 29 mph/47 kph. The Sportsman 110 EFI will be available in Sage Green while the Outlaw 110 EFI in Voodoo Blue.

Kevin Trantham Takes Second Win of the GNCC Season

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 Minneapolis, April 1, 2015- Round Three of the GNCC racing series would have Team UXC Racing heading to Morganton, North Carolina looking for another win. Team UXC Racing’s Kevin Trantham and Michael Swift would leave the starting line of the 4x4 Pro Class near the rear of the pack. They would pilot their Scrambler XP 850s towards the front where Trantham would make a pass for the lead. Trantham would hold off the field and maneuver through the lap traffic to take his second win of the season and the overall. Swift would lose a belt near the finish of the race and, with pure dedication, push his vehicle through the finish line to finish sixth.  “I had an awesome day on the Team UXC Racing Polaris Scrambler XP 850. The bike worked amazing, taking everything that the brutal Steele Creek GNCC course had to offer,” said Trantham. “Thanks again to Team UXC Racing/Factory Polaris for giving me the opportunity to race some of the best equipment available.” 

Wolf, Scanlon Assume P&L Responsibility for Snowmobiles, Slingshot Respectively

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MINNEAPOLIS (March 23, 2015) – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced that the responsibilities of retiring Vice President of Snowmobiles and Slingshot, Mike Jonikas, will be divided between two roles reporting directly to President and Chief Operating Officer Bennett Morgan.  Chris Wolf, currently General Manager, Snowmobiles, will be promoted to Vice President of that business, and Craig Scanlon will fill the role of Vice President, Slingshot. “Mike’s departure presents us with an opportunity to leverage our incredibly deep pool of talent and further develop two outstanding performers,” said Scott Wine, Polaris Chairman and CEO.  “Expanding Chris Wolf’s role into Vice President, Snowmobiles, allows him to continue the work he and Mike did spearheading the renaissance of our Snowmobile division.  And by promoting Craig Scanlon to Vice President, Slingshot, we apply the experience of one of our largest business’ chief architects toward leading a new business with substantial runway.”

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