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Polaris Breaks Ground on Major Facility Expansion

Company’s Product Development Center in Wyoming, Minn. will more than double in square footage
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MINNEAPOLIS (September 28, 2012) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:  PII) today broke ground on an expansion of the Company’s Product Development Center near Wyoming, Minn. Since opening in 2005, the 126,000 square foot research and development facility has been pivotal in Polaris’ ascent to the top of the global powersports market.“Opening the Wyoming facility seven years ago reinforced Polaris’ dedication to leading through innovation,” said Scott Wine, Polaris CEO.  “Continuously improving our technology, and incorporating those advances into our vehicles, is the cornerstone of our success, and expanding our Product Development Center paves the way for its future contributions.”

Spirit Lake Manufacturing Facility Builds Millionth Polaris Product

Orange Polaris RANGER Side –by-side Vehicle Sets Milestone for Facility in Iowa
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MINNEAPOLIS (September 26, 2012) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:  PII) announced that the one millionth product, an orange Polaris RANGER 800 Midsize side-by-side vehicle, rolled off its Spirit Lake, Iowa assembly line yesterday. “One million units built marks an extraordinary milestone for our Spirit Lake operation,” said Bennett Morgan, Polaris President and COO.  “For nearly two decades Spirit Lake has been a manufacturing center of excellence and a vital contributor to our success.  Thanks to the adaptability of both our outstanding people and the facility itself, Spirit Lake has, in its 18 year history, produced each of our product lines (Snowmobiles, ATVs, Side-by-Sides and Motorcycles).”

RZRs Dominant in WORCS Racing for 2012

RZRs take top three spots in “Production 1000” class, Rahders steers RZR 570 to “Production 700” Class Championship
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Minneapolis, September 18, 2012-With the WORCS Racing season coming to a close this past weekend in Taft, Calif., at Honolulu Hills, RZR XP 900s ended the season with the top three spots in the “Production 1000” class and a RZR 570 took the “Production 700 Class.”The “Production 1000” class saw Ryan Piplic take the checkered flag at Honolulu Hills sealing the championship in the class for 2012. RJ Anderson finished the series in second with Beau Baron in third.

RZRs One, Two at Vegas to Reno

Coastal Racing takes checkered flag with Jagged X’s Parks in Second
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Minneapolis, Aug. 21, 2012– Best in the Desert’s Vegas to Reno race is the longest and toughest, off-road desert race in the U.S., and Polaris RZRs continued to have success despite the many challenges the course threw at them.In the starting field of more than 20 side-by-sides for the 534-mile race, was Jagged X’s Brandon Schueler with co-pilot Cody Muir in the No. 1919 RZR XP 4 900, Jagged X’s Matt Parks, Jason Spiess and Landon Kobruck and the No. 1932 RZR XP 4 900, Jagged X’s Bill Schueler and Polaris Marketing and Sales Director Craig Scanlon in the almost-stock 1991 RZR XP 4 900, and Scott Kiger’s Holz Coastal Racing No. 1934 RZR XP driven by Kiger, Mark Holz and William Yokley.

Polaris Donates $154,125 to the Wounded Warrior Project

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As part of its annual summer sales meeting and its presence at the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally, Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), Victory Motorcycles and the Company’s dealers donated $154,125 to the Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP). The donation was part of Polaris’ continuing relationship with the WWP, an organization that raises awareness and aids injured servicemen and women. Earlier this year, Polaris also gave away three special, blacked-out RANGER RZR XP 4 900 Side-by-Side vehicles to WWP veterans.

Polaris Industries Donates $100,000 in All-Terrain Vehicles to Local Youth Camps

Boy Scouts of America and The Salvation Army receive ATVs for youth initiatives
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MINNEAPOLIS (August 15, 2012) – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced the company has donated a total of 28 Polaris all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and safety gear to the Boy Scouts of America’s Northern Star Council’s Tomahawk Scout Reservation, the second largest Boy Scout camp in the nation, and the Northwoods Camp, run by The Salvation Army, the world-wide leader of social, youth and rehabilitative services. The donation, valued at $100,000, is part of Polaris’ long-term partnerships with the two organizations, focused on youth ATV safety practices and outdoor sports.

Field Tested - The 2012 Polaris Ranger XP 800

The Machine that Changed the Game
Written By: 
John Arens
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No machine has played a bigger role or has had more impact for a wider variety of owners than the Polaris Ranger.  Before the Ranger, John Deere’s Gator and Kawasaki’s Mule were about the only choice for any serious, work capable utility vehicle.  Both the Gator and the Mule were solid performers on the farm or the job site, but weekend recreation was not their domain or even much of a consideration.  The new Ranger, however, offered the ability to haul everything from bricks to hay bales all week and camping, hunting, or fishing gear all weekend.

Polaris Introduces 2013 Line Up

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For the past five years, Polaris has aggressively launched new products, evolved its off-road offerings and became No. 1 in the off-road industry with one of the best and most-innovative ATV and Side-by-Side offerings available. For model year 2013, Polaris will continue to innovate by introducing three new vehicles and making significant upgrades to existing products.

Polaris Enters Joint Venture with Eicher Motors Limited

Partnership creates new operation in India, expanding the Company’s global footprint
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MINNEAPOLIS (July 24, 2012) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced a joint venture with Eicher Motors Limited, a leading manufacturer of commercial vehicles and motorcycles in India.  The joint venture will develop and market new products to meet the diverse vehicle needs in India and other emerging markets.  The agreement creates a new operation, wherein Polaris and Eicher each control 50 percent.  The overall investment is expected to be approximately $50 million, shared equally between the partners over a three-year period.  

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