Company News Yamaha Promotes Ben Mallett to Division Manager, Marine Operations and Business Planning Posted 7/20/2016 NEW ROLE EXPANDS RESPONSIBILITY IN PLANNING FOR YAMAHA MARINE GROUP AND YAMAHA COMPANIES Kennesaw, Ga., July 19, 2016 – Yamaha Marine Group today announced the promotion of Ben Mallett to Division Manager of Marine Operations and Business Planning. In his new role, Mallett will be deeply involved in business planning for both the Yamaha Marine Group and Yamaha companies, Precision Propeller Industries, Inc. (PPI), Skeeter Products, Inc., and G3® Boats. Mallett originally joined the Yamaha Marine Group in 2006 as Southeast Regional Sales Coordinator for Marine Dealer Sales. In 2008, he took on the role of Market Analyst for the Marine Executive Group and in the ensuing years helped to develop a newly structured Operations team, which he led as Supervisor in 2011 and as Manager until his promotion to Division Manager in June. “Ben’s leadership in the newly formed Operations team was instrumental in its success,” said Bill Boehman, Vice President, Yamaha Marine Group. “In the last five years, Marine Operations has improved processes and efficiencies, expanded into areas of new responsibility, and has further developed its team members for other roles in the Marine Group. We look forward to having Ben on the Marine Group’s senior leadership team.” Mallett holds an MBA from Kennesaw State University and BBA degrees in Management and Marketing from Valdosta State University. 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 boat builders 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. ### 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.