Company News Yamaha Promotes Jonathon Burns to General Manager, Precision Propeller Industries, Inc. Posted 3/17/2016 WILL LEAD KEY INITIATIVES AND BUSINESS PLANNING IN NEW ROLE Kennesaw, Ga., March 17, 2016 – Yamaha Marine Group today announced the promotion of Jonathon Burns to General Manager of Precision Propeller Industries, Inc. (PPI), a wholly owned, independently operated subsidiary of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., and the company that produces all Yamaha-branded stainless steel propellers. He will begin his new position with PPI this March. Burns originally joined the Yamaha Marine Group as a Sales Coordinator at Skeeter® Boats in May of 2000, then moved to the Marine Group’s Operations and Planning Division in 2004 as a market analyst. In 2010, Burns was promoted to Division Manager of Yamaha Marine Operations and Planning where he has served as a member of the Marine Group’s Senior Leadership team for more than five years. “Jonathon has been a leader in many of the key initiatives that have made Yamaha what it is today,” said Ben Speciale, President, Yamaha Marine Group. “Though I will miss having his expertise and friendship in our home office on a daily basis, I have great confidence in the excellent work he will do as the new General Manager of PPI.” During his 15-year career with Yamaha, Burns has been deeply involved in business planning for both the Yamaha Marine Group and Yamaha companies, PPI, Skeeter Boats, Inc., and G3® Boats. He is a University of Texas at Tyler graduate with a BBA in Marketing. 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.