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Jacobsen Launches All-New Professional Series™ Mowers and Utility Vehicles (Sept 3)

September 3, 2015 – Jacobsen®, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the launch of the all-new Professional Series™ commercial-grade mowers and utility vehicles.

Built for a wide range of turf customers including municipal parks and green spaces, schools, airports, cemeteries, sports fields and golf courses, the new Professional Series mowers and utility vehicles includes three lines of zero-turn mowers and six different models of utility vehicles.

“One of our main goals with the launch of these exciting new products was to offer a wide range of options that satisfy many different categories of customer needs,” said Bryan Holby, Product Manager for Jacobsen. “The new mowers and utility vehicles offer a myriad of options in features, benefits and pricing that will appeal to everyone from large fleet owners to one-truck-and-trailer operations.”

The flagship of Jacobsen’s new Professional Series is the RZT line of ride-on zero turn mowers, which provide the power and performance to handle any turf job with ease. The RZT mows up to 5.3 acres per hour with either a 25 or 27 horsepower Kawasaki® FX engine or a fuel efficient 27 horsepower Kohler® EFI engine.

Jacobsen’s SZT stand-on mower packs power into a small footprint and features a 26 horsepower Vanguard® engine and two different deck sizes. The new mower series is rounded out with the WZT walk-behind mower. The WZT features an 18 horsepower Briggs & Stratton® engine and single or dual-drive drivetrain options.

The new Jacobsen utility vehicles are led by the gas-powered Truckster™ MS/MX, featuring a large capacity of 1,200 pounds and a top speed of 17 MPH. An available linked suspension on the MX model allows it to handle rough terrain with ease.

For customers needing a quiet, electric option, the Truckster MS-E/MX-E is powered with a 72-volt electric drivetrain and an impressive capacity of up to 1,000 pounds.

The gas-powered Truckster LS/LX offers an 800-pound capacity and a polyethylene bed that provides years of worry-free service.

“Today’s professional turf managers are being asked to take on more responsibilities and projects,” said David Withers, President of Jacobsen. “They need a wide range of maintenance tools to help them get the job done quickly and easily. That’s why we’ve expanded our product line to include nine more dependable machines to our portfolio of products.”

Jacobsen will be exhibiting these new products at next month’s GIE+EXPO, held October 21-23 in Louisville, Kentucky.

About Jacobsen

With over 90 years of experience in the turf maintenance industry, Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) Company, has built a legacy of precision craftsmanship, legendary quality of cut and unmatched expertise. Dedicated solely to delivering perfectly groomed turf, Jacobsen equipment is used on some of the finest formal turf areas across the United States and the world, through an extensive distribution network and the international Ransomes brand. Additional information about Jacobsen can be found at jacobsen.com.

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, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information visit: 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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