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POLARIS INDUSTRIES INC. DONATES $10,000 TO THE NATIONAL FOREST FOUNDATION FOR RESTORATION OF CHIPPEWA NATIONAL FOREST IN THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER HEADWATERS 2013-11-21
Reforestation project will restore storm damage on Minnesota’s Chippewa National Forest.   Missoula, MT – November 20, 2013 — The National Forest Foundation (NFF) recently received a generous $10,000 grant from Polaris Industries Inc. to restore portions of the Chippewa National Forest. Situated in the upper headwaters region of the Mississippi River watershed, the Chippewa National Forest encompasses more than half a million acres of forest and wetlands and is home to one of ...
COASTAL RACING TAKES BAJA 1000 2013-11-20
Jagged X takes second and wins first-ever UTV Pro Class SCORE Championship                                                                                                                                                                    Minneapolis, MN (Nov. 20, 2013)-The Baja 1000 is a true test of a machine and driver and Polaris sent three race teams to the line to conquer the epic race.  It would be a true test of the RZRs ability and durability, and, in the end, Coas...
POLARIS INTRODUCES MILITARY-GRADE CONSUMER WORK VEHICLE 2013-11-15
New Sportsman WV850 H.O. All-Terrain Vehicle Features Terrain Armor Non-Pneumatic Tires Minneapolis, MN (November 15, 2013) – Polaris® Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced the company is launching a new military-grade all-terrain vehicle (ATV) featuring Terrain Armor™ Non-Pneumatic Tires (NPT). The new Sportsman® WV850 H.O. with Terrain Armor will be available to consumers looking for a true work vehicle, in December 2013...
POLARIS ANNOUNCES BUYBACK OF 3.96 MILLION SHARES FROM FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES 2013-11-13
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (November 12, 2013) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced that it has purchased all of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.’s (“FHI”) 3.96 million shares of Polaris’ common stock for a purchase price of $497.5 million, thereby reducing its outstanding share count by approximately six percent.  Polaris funded this purchase with a combination of cash on hand and $250 million of borrowings under the Company’s revolving credit facility. Polaris and FHI have...
XP1K VIDEO FEATURING RZR XP 1000 TOPS 1 MILLION VIEWS 2013-11-07
UTVUnderground.com drops “XP1K REMIXED” to Celebrate Minneapolis, MN (November 7, 2013)- Mad Media, and UTVUnderground.com today announced their extraordinary viral video “XP1K,” launched in August, has been viewed more than 1 Million times on YouTube, making it the most-successful branded UTV video clip ever!  XP1K features off-road champion and Polaris Factory Off-Road Racer RJ Anderson driving a custom built, 190 horsepower, Polaris RZR XP1000. The video is a non-stop bar...
WILLIAM YOKLEY WINS FIFTH CONSECUTIVE GNCC CHAMPIONSHIP 2013-10-30
Minneapolis, MN (October 30, 2013) – William Yokley and his Coastal / Polaris / CST / Yoshimura /Yokley Racing Holz-built RZR 900 took the GNCC “XC1 Modified” UTV Championship for fifth consecutive year with Yokley’s teammate, Scott Kiger finishing the season in fourth. RZRs proved to be a dominant force in the class taking the top five spots for the season, including Yokley’s nephew, John Yokley, taking second in his Big Country Powersports/Yokley Racing RZR 900. Yokley fin...
POLARIS 'WINNING RIDERS' PROGRAM SUPPORTS STATE & PROVINCIAL SNOWMOBILE ASSOCIATIONS 2013-10-30
Polaris Supports Grassroots Groups with Sales-Based Contributions MEDINA, MN (Oct. 30, 2013) – For the ninth consecutive year, state and provincial snowmobile organizations across North America are receiving contributions from the Polaris "Winning Riders" program, which generates support for the state association user groups based on sales of new Polaris snowmobiles. From Newfoundland to Washington and Alaska to Quebec, snowmobile associations are receiving &qu...
KEVIN FARR APPOINTED TO POLARIS INDUSTRIES INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2013-10-24
MINNEAPOLIS, MN. (October 24, 2013) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today appointed Kevin Farr to the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Farr is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Mattel, Inc., the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. At Mattel, Mr. Farr is responsible for the finances of a $6.4 billion global business. He also plays integral roles in corporate strategic planning and development, i...
USSOCOM AWARDS POLARIS CONTRACTS TO SUPPLY ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES 2013-10-23
Minneapolis, MN (October 23, 2013) – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, announced the company was awarded a contract by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to provide MRZR Lightweight Tactical All Terrain Vehicles. This contract award spans up to five years, and allows SOCOM to manage their ultra-light tactical mobility needs to meet mission demands and emerging threats. The MRZR2 and MRZR4 are highly-mobile...
POLARIS REPORTS RECORD THIRD QUARTER 2013 RESULTS; EPS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS INCREASED 23% to $1.64 ON SALES GROWTH OF 25% 2013-10-22
  Third quarter surpasses $1.1 billion in sales; Company increases full year 2013 Sales and EPS from continuing operations guidance   Third Quarter Highlights:  ·         Net income from continuing operations increased 24% to $116.9 million, or $1.64 per diluted share, with sales increasing 25% to $1,102.6 million, setting records for third quarter sales and earnings and exceeding $1 billion in quarterly sales for the first time in the Company’s history.  ·         North...
POLARIS TO SPONSOR QUEBEC MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE 2013-10-22
MEDINA, Minn. (Oct. 21, 2013) – Polaris Snowmobiles has entered a sponsorship agreement with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, becoming official sponsor of the league and its twelve Quebec-based teams, including Drakkar Baie-Comeau, Voltigeurs Drummondville, Sagueneens Chicoutimi, Olympiques Gatineau, Remparts Quebec, Blainville-Boisbriand Armada, Rimouski Oceanic, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, Victoriaville Tigres, Sherbrooke Phoenix, Shawinigan Cataractes, and Foreurs Val-d’Or....
VICTORY MOTORCYCLES HEAD OUT ON THE HIGHWAY WITH TATTOO PROJECTS 2013-10-22
Charlotte creative studio named agency of record for bike brand www.tattooprojects.com   (MEDINA, MINNESOTA) Victory Motorcycles, the second-largest heavyweight motorcycle brand in the USA, whose models include the top-selling Cross Country bagger line and the Highball, have named North Carolina based Tattoo Projects as agency of record for 2014. The maverick advertising agency, who prides themselves on creating daring campaigns that leave indelible impressions, won the b...
THE NEW POLARIS GEM eM 1400 2013-10-17
MEDINA, Minn. – (Oct. 17, 2013) – Polaris® Industries Inc., today announced the availability of the all-new Polaris® GEM® eMTM1400 vehicle. The compact electric vehicles are ready for order through all 280 authorized GEM dealers in North America. With industry leading payload and cargo capacity as well as versatile configurations, the GEM eM1400 can be customized to fit your work applications. "The entire GEM team is extremely excited to bring the all-new eM1400 to the ...
POLARIS RZR DOMINATES RACING WEEKEND 2013-10-17
Minneapolis, MN (October 17, 2013) – From Coast-to-Coast, Polaris RZR was out in full force this past weekend. From GNCC to BITD, Polaris Factory Racing Teams were on top of the podium and securing championship wins. In WORCS, it would come down to the last race of the season, Buffalo Bills, to decide the Pro Production class winner. Polaris Racers Beau Baron and Ryan Piplic, in their RZR 900s, would duke it out for the championship. When the dust settled, Baron would edge d...
POLARIS INTRODUCES ANOTHER RZR BEYOND COMPARE 2013-10-15
New RZR XP 4 1000 Offers the Ultimate RZR Experience for Four Minneapolis, MN (October 15, 2013) – Three months ago, Polaris introduced the RZR® XP 1000, which brought incredible innovations to each of the hallmark Power, Suspension and Agility aspects of RZR®, and added an entirely new level of interior comfort and accessory customization. In true Polaris fashion of aggressively bringing vehicles to market that suit the needs of all off-road enthusiasts, the company is intr...
POLARIS PARTNERS WITH PINK RIBBON RIDERS AND DONATES LIMITED EDITION 2014 800 SWITCHBACK PRO-R SNOWMOBILE TO SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR BREAST CANCER PATIENTS 2013-10-14
MEDINA, Minn. (Oct. 14, 2013) – Polaris® Snowmobiles is partnering with Pink Ribbon Riders® this season, supporting the group in providing financial assistance to breast cancer patients by donating a 2014 Polaris 800 Switchback® Pro-R LE SnowCheck Edition snowmobile as the grand prize in a fundraising raffle. Pink Ribbon Riders is selling raffle tickets at snowmobile events across the snowbelt all winter, and the winning ticket will be drawn February 15, 2014. “We are hon...
POLARIS RANGER TO SPONSOR RFD-TV'S THE AMERICAN 2013-10-10
One-day rodeo set to be the largest and richest rodeo in the world Minneapolis, October 10, 2013 – Polaris® Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced the company is the presenting sponsor of RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN, which is set to be the largest and richest one-day rodeo in western sports history, with a payout of $2 million. “THE AMERICAN offers us a unique opportunity to support the western lifestyle, which we know a lot ...
POLARIS SCHEDULES THIRD QUARTER 2013 EARNINGS RELEASE AND CONFERENCE CALL 2013-09-20
MINNEAPOLIS (September 19, 2013) ---- Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) announced today that it will release its third quarter 2013 financial results on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, and will hold a conference call and webcast at 9:00 a.m. Central Time on the same day to discuss the results. The call will be hosted by Scott Wine, Chairman and CEO, Bennett Morgan, President and COO and Mike Malone, Vice President Finance and CFO.   A slide presentation and link to the webcast ...
BEAU BARON TAKES WORCS ROUND 8 2013-09-16
RZRs Take Top Three Podium Spots in SxS Pro Production Minneapolis, MN (Sept. 16, 2013) - After missing the podium last race, Polaris Racing/Holz Racing’s Beau Baron was back on top at WORCS Round 8, in Milford, Calif. Baron would steer his RZR XP 900 to the win in the Pro Production class with second going to Polaris Factory Racer Ryan Piplic, also in a RZR XP 900. Jeffrey Oberling and his RZR would finish third in the class. Baron and Piplic sit one, two in the series stand...
GERMAN ARMY AWARDS POLARIS CONTRACT TO SUPPLY MILITARY ATVS 2013-09-12
Minneapolis, MN (September 12, 2013) – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced the company was awarded a contract to provide MV850 ultra-light tactical vehicles to the German Army. “Defense forces around the world are seeking Polaris Defense Military vehicles to  take advantage of our ability to make modifications to our commercial off-the-shelf technology (COTS), insert customer requirements and quickly deliver an en...