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Old names best for Textron Golf, Turf & Specialty Products

2.00pm 28th November 2002 - Corporate

With immediate effect Textron Golf, Turf and Specialty Products, the Ipswich based manufacturer of turf maintenance equipment, golf cars, compact sweepers and light industrial vehicles, has changed its trading name to Ransomes Jacobsen Ltd.

Commenting on the change Steve Chicken, managing director, said, “We have probably the two most recognised brand names in our industry sectors and with our US parent company, Textron Inc., changing the trading style of their subsidiaries on a global basis we felt that the heritage of the two famous brands should be reflected in our company name.

“Our parent, Textron Inc. is a $12 billion multi-industry company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange and has more than 51,000 employees in 40 countries. We leverage our global network of businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services in industries such as aircraft, fastening systems, industrial products, industrial components, and finance. We are known around the world for our powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft and E-Z-GO among others.”

Full address and contact details are now as follows:

Ransomes Jacobsen Ltd

Central Avenue

Ransomes Europark

Ipswich

Suffolk IP3 9QG

Tel: 01473 270000

Fax: 01473 276300

E-mail: info@ransomesjacobsen.com

Web address www.ransomesjacobsen.com

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