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E-Z-GO Selects G.C. Duke as Distributor in Ontario

(AUGUSTA, GA) — E-Z-GO, a Textron (NYSE:TXT) Company, has selected G.C. Duke Equipment Ltd. to be its exclusive distributor of fleet-golf and specialty vehicles in Ontario.

G.C. Duke will sell, service and support E-Z-GO vehicles — including RXV and TXT fleet-golf cars; the Freedom RXV personal golf car, the Shuttle line of personnel carriers, and ST trail-utility vehicles — to customers throughout Ontario. The agreement expands an existing partnership between the two companies. In April, E-Z-GO named G.C. Duke as supplier of E-Z-GO Genuine Parts and Accessories in the Canadian market.

“We are pleased to expand our relationship with G.C. Duke by naming the company as our exclusive distributor in Ontario,” said Michael R. Parkhurst, vice president of sales at E-Z-GO. “G.C. Duke shares E-Z-GO’s commitment to quality and passion for customer satisfaction. Our customers will receive the same outstanding customer service and support from G.C. Duke that they have always received and come to expect from E-Z-GO.”

“We are excited to enter this new chapter in our relationship with E-Z-GO,” said Nolan Duke, president of G.C. Duke. “E-Z-GO is one of the most valued and respected brands in golf and light-transportation vehicles, with a long history of breakthroughs in product innovation, excellent customer service, and unwavering industry support. We are proud to become a part of the E-Z-GO team and look forward to continuing our companies’ shared tradition of unrivaled customer service and support.”

G.C. Duke will celebrate its 61st anniversary this year as a leading dealer of grounds maintenance equipment. In addition to E-Z-GO, G.C. Duke represents more than 25 leading manufacturers of grounds-maintenance and light-transportation equipment, including Jacobsen, Cushman, Ryan, Aerway, Foley, Lastec, Planetaire, Vertidrain, Salso, Smithco, Tru Turf, Turfco and Woodbay. ISO 9001 registered in 1995, the company stocks $2 million in parts to support products in the field from its 55,000-square-foot facility in Burlington, Ontario.

To learn more about G.C. Duke, please visit the company’s website at www.gcduke.com or call 800.883.0761. For more information about E-Z-GO and its complete line of golf and light-transportation vehicles, visit www.ezgo.com.

About E-Z-GO

E-Z-GO, a Textron Inc. company, is a leading manufacturer of golf cars and utility vehicles. E-Z-GO is the preferred golf car fleet provider for many of the world’s most revered golf courses, clubs and resorts. E-Z-GO is also the golf car of choice of nine of the nation’s 10 largest course-management companies. E-Z-GO boasts the largest sales and service network in the industry, with more factory branch locations and independent distributors than any other manufacturer.

More than a maker of golf cars, E-Z-GO is also a leading provider of turf and utility vehicles for a variety of applications and industries. Products under the E-Z-GO flagship include Shuttle personnel carriers, MPT turf-maintenance vehicles, and ST personal utility vehicles. E-Z-GO also produces the Cushman line of heavy-duty burden carriers.

Founded in 1954 in Augusta, Ga., E-Z-GO became part of Textron Inc. in 1960.

About Textron

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 in known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at www.textron.com.

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