Exmark Customer Service Team Selected as Finalist for 2008 American Business Award

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Exmark Customer Service Team Selected as Finalist for 2008 American Business AwardSM

Sixth Annual Stevie Awards® Will be Presented June 12 in New York City

BeatriceNE (May 22, 2008) — Exmark, a leading manufacturer of commercial mowers, has been named a finalist in the "Best Customer Service Team" category in the 2008 American Business Awards.

The American Business Awards are the only national, all-encompassing awards program honoring great performances in business. More than 2,600 entries from companies of all sizes and industries were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories.

Stevie Award winners will be announced during the annual gala on Thursday, June 12, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. More than 600 executives from across the nation are expected to attend. The ceremonies will be broadcast on radio nationwide by the Business TalkRadio Network and hosted by Liz Claman of FOX Business Network.

The 12-member Exmark customer service team, led by Director of Customer Service Paul Jurgens, boasts more than 125 combined years of experience at the company. The customer service department supports more than 1,500 lawnmower dealers, visiting at least 250 annually. Visits consist of everything from conducting service schools for distributors, dealers and technicians, to lying in the grass to fix a simple hydraulic leak for a shorthanded landscape contractor crew.

"To be recognized as a finalist for this prestigious national award is a tremendous honor for the Exmark Customer Service Team", said Paul Jurgens, Director of Exmark Customer Service. "We are extremely passionate about each of our customers and are proud to represent the Exmark brand with excellence."

Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs will select Stevie Award winners from among Finalists in final judging during the week of May 19. Finalists for the Stevie Awards were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April through early May.

"ABA entries grew more than 30 percent this year, so being named a finalist is more of an accomplishment than ever before," said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. "It means that independent business executives have agreed that the nominee is worthy of national recognition. We congratulate all of the Finalists on their achievement and wish them well in the competition."

Details about the American Business Awards and the list of finalists in all categories are available atwww.stevieawards.com/aba.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

Global Sponsor of the 2008 Stevie Awards is Dow Jones. Supporting sponsors of The 2008 American Business Awards include FIS Softpro, High Performance Technologies Inc., John Hancock, RCN Corporation, Richardson, and Ultimate Software. Media sponsors include the Business TalkRadio Network, CRM Advocate, and Human Resource Executive.

Exmark Manufacturing was incorporated in 1982 and, since its inception, has been engaged in the design and manufacture of mid-size commercial walk-behind and riding lawn mowers for landscape professionals. In addition to designing, building and marketing quality turf care equipment, Exmark's goal is total customer satisfaction. Products are sold to distributors who, in turn, market to dealers throughout the continental United States and Canada.

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