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CASE Appoints New Business Director for the UK and Ireland

CASE announces the appointment of Leigh Harris as Business Director for the UK and Republic of Ireland

Previously Director of Network Development EMEA at CASE Construction Equipment for the past three years, Leigh also brings 10 years of experience in the construction equipment industry to his new position with CASE.

CASE announces exclusive mini-excavator relationship with Hyundai Heavy Industries

CASE Construction Equipment announces a new exclusive agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries for the production and development of mini-excavators.

Under the agreement, which also includes OEM supply, component and spare parts supply to CNH Industrial, CASE will be able to produce models of up to five tons at its plant in San Mauro, Italy. The two companies will also start a joint development program for new models introduction. This agreement applies globally, excluding the South Korean market, and has a ten year term with the option for renewal.

Kobelco Construction Machinery to Build Facility in North America

Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. has decided to construct a hydraulic excavator production factory in South Carolina, United States. The new factory will be incorporated into its North American subsidiary, Kobelco Construction Machinery U.S.A. Inc. (“KCMU”) which already operates in North America. With this factory construction, KCMU will be reorganized into a company with integrated production and sales.

After concluding an official purchase agreement for the planned construction site, we will begin site preparation from April this year, construct a building, install machines and equipment, and complete the construction in December, then commence mass production of 20t model from January, 2016.

CNH Industrial Announces New Appointment in EMEA Region

CNH Industrial announced today the appointment of Andy Blandford, who is taking responsibility for Case and New Holland Construction in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. He brings more than 25 years’ experience in sales and operations to his new role which he developed while working with major players in the industry.

Mario Gasparri leaves his position to take responsibility for all Group brands and segments of CNH Industrial in South Africa.

CNH Industrial Announces New Licensing Agreement with Sumitomo (S.H.I.) Construction Machinery

CNH Industrial N.V. has agreed to enter into a new licensing agreement with Sumitomo (S.H.I.) Construction Machinery Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Under this new technology license and component supply agreement, CNH Industrial will manufacture Sumitomo designed crawler excavators (models ranging from 13 to 35 tonnes) at designated plants within its manufacturing network. Start of production of the new localized models is planned for mid-2016.

This agreement also extends the existing Global Product Supply (OEM) agreement between CNH Industrial and Sumitomo (S.H.I.) Construction Machinery for the sourcing of excavators from Sumitomo plants.

Sumitomo has been a supplier to the CNH Industrial global distribution network since 1992 for models ranging from 7 to 80 tonnes. This next step will further strengthen the partnership between the two companies.

CNH Announces New Appointment for its Construction Equipment Business

Following the recent announcements by CNH and Kobelco, concerning the terminating of their agreement, CNH announced today the appointment of Mario Gasparri as Head of the CNH Construction Equipment business in the newly created Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) region.

This appointment is additional to his role of Brand President of Case Construction and New Holland Construction that was announced last November as part of the Fiat Industrial new organization.

Mr. Gasparri served as General Manager of CNH International since September 2010 with responsibility for CNH’s agricultural and construction brands in Africa, the Middle East, CIS, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, with a special focus on China, Turkey, India and Japan. He has held a variety of roles in several Fiat companies for the past 24 years, including the positions of Managing Director of New Holland India and the Asia Pacific markets and Vice President of Agricultural Equipment Commercial Operations, CNH International.

CNH to Invest in New Plant in Brazil

CNH signed a Memorandum of Understanding today with the state of Minas Gerais (Brazil) to lay the groundwork for a R$600 million investment in a new construction equipment plant in Montes Claros, in the northern region of Minas Gerais. The Memorandum was signed at Fiat Industrial’s headquarters in Turin, Italy, during a visit by a Minas Gerais state government delegation, led by Governor Antonio Anastasia.

“This agreement strengthens our ties to the state of Minas Gerais and reconfirms a commitment started 40 years ago with Fiat’s first investments in the region. Minas Gerais holds a prominent place in the Brazilian economy and therefore is an ideal location for Fiat Industrial, and for CNH in particular, to grow in Brazil,”

said Sergio Marchionne, Chairman of Fiat Industrial and CNH.

CNH President & CEO Harold Boyanovsky Announces Retirement, Richard Tobin to Become President and CEO

CNH Global N.V. has announced that President and CEO, Harold Boyanovsky, will retire on Dec. 31, 2011. Chief Financial Officer, Richard Tobin, will become President and CEO of CNH, effective Jan. 1, 2012. Camillo Rossotto, Treasurer and head of financial services for Fiat Industrial S.p.A., will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer of CNH, effective Jan. 1, 2012, while retaining his current responsibilities.

Mr. Boyanovsky, 67, has served as President and CEO of CNH since March 2005. In 1966, he began his career in field sales with International Harvester. During this time he held various positions of increasing responsibility before becoming CEO of CNH, including senior vice president and general manager for North America, president of worldwide agricultural equipment products, and president of the construction equipment business.

New Holland Construction withdrawing heavy line from North America

In a statement issued by New Holland Construction the company announced that in North America it will refocus on its strengths: the compact product lines for the landscaping, utility, residential construction and agriculture industries, among others.

As a result, starting in 2012, New Holland Construction will begin withdrawing from the North American market its crawler dozers, motor graders, 80+ horsepower wheel loaders, 6+ ton excavators, and telescopic handlers. New Holland Construction will continue to offer compact products and associated attachments, including the successful skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, tractor loaders, loader backhoes, compact wheel loaders, and compact excavators.