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Polaris® takes the “plunge” in a big way

Company was No.1 fundraiser for all Large Minnesota Corporations at the White Bear Lake Plunge

Minneapolis, MN (February 13, 2015) – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the company, through its employees and matched by The Polaris Foundation, raised almost $30,000 for Special Olympics Minnesota. The company also donated two snowmobiles which will be offered at raffle by the organization.


“Polaris is proud to lead the way in fundraising efforts for the Special Olympics Minnesota’s Polar Plunge,” said Scott Wine, Polaris Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “This organization provides wonderful programs for more than 8,100 Special Olympic Minnesota athletes and I’m pleased our employees embraced the cause in such a big way.”


As part of the fundraising effort, Polaris employees had the No. 1 team with 110 “Plungers” from the organization participating at the White Bear Lake Plunge, on Saturday, January 31. The event saw more than 8,000 attendees, consisting of “Plungers” and spectators, who spent the day watching the Plunge, snacking on food, meeting “Snowflake,” the Plunge mascot, and checking out Polaris’ new ground-breaking on-road vehicle, Polaris® Slingshot®.


The White Bear Polar Plunge was only the second of several Plunges happening around the state. Interested parties can find more information at plungemn.org. People interested in the snowmobiles being raffled by Special Olympics Minnesota can find more information by visiting any of the upcoming metro Plunge locations to purchase a raffle ticket.

About Polaris
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2016 sales of $4.5 billion, Polaris’ innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER®, RZR®, and Polaris GENERAL side-by-side off-road vehicles; the Sportsman® and Polaris ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, Switchback® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets globally include military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electricvehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit www.polaris.com for more information.