Exmark Announces Nominations for Inaugural Mark Awards Now Open

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Exmark Announces Nominations for Inaugural Mark Awards Now Open

Annual award to recognize the best within the Exmark Community

BeatriceNE (March 28, 2011) — Exmark, a leading manufacturer of commercial-grade mowers, today announced that nominations for its inaugural Mark Awards are now open. This annual award will recognize the best within the Exmark Community in three categories –Dealer of the Year, Best Lawn Care or Landscaping Company and Crew Member of the Year.

Grand prize for the “Dealer of the Year” is $5,000, second prize is $2,000 and third prize is $1,000. The “Best Lawn Care or Landscaping Company” grand prize is a new Exmark Lazer Z® plus $1,000, second prize is $2,000 and third prize is $1,000. The grand prize for “Crew Member of the Year” is a trip for two to Hawaii plus $1,000, second prize is $2,000 and third prize is $1,000. All grand prize winners will also receive a tour of the Beatrice, Nebraska. Exmark plant. To submit a nomination, visitwww.exmarkpride.com/awards.

“We want the Exmark community to tell us who’s the best and who deserves industry recognition,” said Daryn Walters, director of marketing at Exmark Manufacturing. “At Exmark, we’re about more than just mowers and this is our opportunity to give back and provide additional support to the people that support our brand.”

Nominations for the Mark Award will be open to the Exmark community through May. To become a member of the Exmark community, visit www.exmarkpride.com. Voting will begin June 1, 2011 and will be open through June 30, 2011 with winners announced in the fall of 2011.

For more information on Exmark and the Mark Awards including contest rules, visitwww.exmarkpride.com/awards. Exmark can also be found on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/exmarkmowers and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/exmarkmowers.

About Exmark Manufacturing
Exmark Manufacturing was incorporated in May 1982 as an independent manufacturer of professional turf care equipment. Today, it is the leading manufacturer of commercial mowers for the landscape professional. In addition to designing, building and marketing quality turf care equipment, Exmark’s goal is total customer satisfaction. All Exmark mowers, from walk-behinds to zero-turn riders and out-fronts, are designed to help our customers increase productivity while delivering unmatched cut quality. Products are sold to distributors and dealers who share our commitment to customer service and quality products.

Note: All media inquiries or requests for photos should be directed to Britten Wolf via e-mail atbwolf@baileylauerman.com or phone at 402.514.9425.

No Purchase Necessary To Nominate Or Win. Contest Begins 9AM CST on 3/28/11 and ends 5PM CST on 5/31/11. Nominators must be legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., 13 or older. Nominees must fall into 1 of the following 3 categories to be eligible; 1) Dealer of the Year category: A dealer/dealership in the U.S. that carries Exmark products as of the start date of the Contest, 2) Best in Class Lawn Care & Landscape Company category: A company in the U.S. that focuses on lawn care or landscaping and uses Exmark products as of the start date of the Contest, or 3) Crew Member of the Year category: An employee (18 years of age or older) at a company in the U.S. that owns, uses, or carries Exmark products as of the start date of the Contest. Void where prohibited. By participating, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and/or Sponsor, which are binding and final on matters relating to this Contest. Subject to Official Rules, available at www.exmarkpride.com/themarkawards. Sponsor: Exmark Manufacturing Company, Inc.

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Note to Editors: All media inquiries, image or interview requests should be directed to Matt Gersib at (402) 314-2150 or mattgersib@gmail.com. For other inquiries, please contact Exmark Mfg. Co., Inc., P.O. Box 808, Beatrice, NE 68310-0808; (402) 223-6300.