MEDINA, Minn. (March 29, 2011) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross to assist with relief efforts underway in Japan.
"On behalf of everyone at Polaris, our heartfelt thoughts and sincerest well-wishes go out to the people of Japan," said Scott Wine, CEO, Polaris Industries Inc. "Our Japanese partners and friends have supported Polaris for more than 40 years. It's our hope that this donation can not only help the people of Japan in their recovery, but also honor those who have been so important to Polaris over the years."
The foundation for the strong, ongoing business relationships shared between Polaris and Japan dates back to the late-1960s.
With annual 2010 sales of $1.99 billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets off-road vehicles (ORVs), including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), the Polaris RANGER® Side x Sides, snowmobiles and Victory motorcycles for recreational and utility use and has recently introduced a new on-road electric powered neighborhood vehicle.
Polaris is a recognized leader in the snowmobile industry; and one of the largest manufacturers of ORVs in the world. Victory motorcycles established in 1998 and representing the first all-new American-made motorcycle from a major company in nearly 60 years, are rapidly making impressive in-roads into the cruiser and touring motorcycle marketplace. Polaris also enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Pure Polaris apparel, accessories and parts, available at Polaris dealerships.
Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII,” and the Company is included in the S&P MidCap 400 stock price index.
Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime from the Polaris homepage at www.polarisindustries.com.