Company News Yamaha Marine Group Announces 'Best in Class' Dealer Recognition Program Posted 12/7/2010 YAMAHA MARINE GROUP NEWS RELEASE, DECEMBER 7, 2010 KENNESAW, Ga., Dec. 7, 2010 — Yamaha Marine Group announced today it will conduct its Yamaha Outboard “Best in Class” dealer recognition program, which rewards the most outstanding Yamaha dealers with an incentive trip for their year-long performance. “We are pleased to once again offer this great program,” said John Rigsby, Yamaha Marine Group National Sales Manager. “Hard work shouldn’t go unrecognized, and we appreciate how diligent our dealers have been in recent months.” All Yamaha outboard dealers are automatically enrolled for eligibility in the program, which covers activity in the period between July 1, 2010, and June 30, 2011. Dealers will receive progress reports showing their current rankings and progress toward earning the “Best in Class” program incentive trip award. Yamaha dealers who wish to take part in the program must meet specific qualifiers, which are posted on the Yamaha Marine Business System (YMBS). Additional details explaining the “Best in Class” Incentive Trip Award will also be posted on YMBS in the near future. Yamaha dealers should see the “Best in Class” YMBS posting for complete details, terms and conditions. Yamaha Marine products are marketed throughout the United States and around the world. Yamaha Marine Group, based in Kennesaw, Ga., supports its 2,000 U.S. dealers and OEM partners with marketing, training and parts for Yamaha’s full line of products and strives to be the industry leader in reliability, technology and customer service. Yamaha Marine is the only outboard brand to have earned NMMA®’s C.S.I. Customer Satisfaction Index award every year since its inception. Visit www.yamahaoutboards.com. Contact: Martin Peters Manager, Communications Yamaha Marine Group (770) 420-5829 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ### This document contains many of Yamaha's valuable trademarks. It may also contain trademarks belonging to other companies. Any references to other companies or their products are for identification purposes only, and are not intended to be an endorsement.