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Polaris Industries Inc. Helps Boost Winter Blood Donations

March 11, 2016

(St. Paul, MN) – Minnesota-based Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) helped ensure an adequate blood supply for the community this winter by providing local nonprofit Memorial Blood Centers, a division of Innovative Blood Resources, with a brand new all-terrain vehicle (ATV). Volunteers who stepped up to give blood in December became eligible to win the ATV.

Blood supplies often become critically low during the winter. For the fourth consecutive year, Polaris generously provided a brand new ATV to Memorial Blood Centers to help engage volunteer donors and promote the cause of blood donation.
A random drawing was held in February and Greg Soukup, a loyal blood donor, was chosen and presented with his new Sportsman 850 SP ATV at an event held in his hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska. Greg has donated blood 90 times—over 11 gallons—and cites his father’s positive influence, a former policeman and long-time blood donor, as the motivation behind his continued service to the community.

Ali Rader, District Sales Manager for Polaris, was on hand to present the keys to Mr. Soukup, “We are thrilled to help support this important cause and congratulate Greg on his many blood donations. Polaris is committed to contributing to the communities where we live and work. We are proud of our long-standing partnership with Memorial Blood Centers and their life-saving work.”

Donald C. Berglund, Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Blood Centers, added, “We are able to maintain a reliable blood supply for area hospitals thanks to the commitment of our blood donors and to generous business partners like Polaris.” Memorial Blood Centers also holds regular blood drives with Polaris at its Minnesota locations in Medina and Roseau and in Osceola, WI.

About Memorial Blood Centers
Memorial Blood Centers, a division Innovative Blood Resources, has been saving lives for over 65 years as an independent nonprofit supplying life-saving blood to area hospitals and other partners throughout the U.S. Operating 10 donor centers and conducting hundreds of blood drives each month, Memorial Blood Centers also provides comprehensive testing and expert technical services as a national leader in transfusion medicine. For more information, call 888-GIVE-BLD or visit About Us.

About Polaris
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader with annual 2015 sales of $4.7 billion. Polaris fuels the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts with our RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; our SPORTSMAN® and Polaris ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Victory® and 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 sold under multiple recognizable brands, and has a growing presence in adjacent markets globally with products including military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles.