GE Capital and The Toro Company Renew Exclusive Consumer Financing Program

  GE Capital and The Toro Company Renew Exclusive Consumer Financing Program

  Private Label Credit Program Offers Financing on Toro and Exmark Products

Business Wire

STAMFORD, Conn. -- November 08, 2012

GE Capital Retail Bank and The Toro Company  recently announced a multi-year
extension of their exclusive private label credit card program. GE Capital’s
Retail Finance business, the operating entity that provides financial
solutions to retailers and dealers to help grow their customer sales, will
continue to manage the relationship and service the account.

The private label credit card program, originally launched in 2004, is
accepted at more than 5,000 independent Toro and Exmark dealers nationwide. It
offers an online application process, competitive rates, and special financing
promotions varying from 12 to 60 months on a complete line of Toro and
Exmark-branded residential and landscape equipment, irrigation products, and
other yard and garden tools. The card can also be used toward parts, service
and accessories.

Toro is a leading worldwide provider of turf and landscape maintenance
equipment and irrigation solutions helping customers care for golf courses,
sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties, and
agricultural fields.

"The Toro Company and GE Capital have enjoyed a mutually successful
relationship in providing customers with financial solutions to grow their
businesses,” said Michael Happe, group vice president, Residential and
Contractor Businesses for The Toro Company. “We look forward to continuing
this relationship and to offering our customers the ability to make the
purchases they need and want with convenient financing options.”

“We’re pleased to extend our program with the Toro Company,” said Gary Slagle,
vice president and general manager of the Outdoor Power Equipment industry for
GE Capital’s Retail Finance business. “For nearly a decade, we’ve jointly
provided customer financing solutions to Toro and Exmark customers and we look
forward to continued growth.”

For more than 75 years, GE Capital’s Retail Finance business has provided
billions of dollars in consumer financing through major retailers and more
than 200,000 small- and mid-sized businesses throughout the United States. GE
Capital is a leading provider of consumer credit in the Outdoor Power
Equipment industry for more than 15 years. The company supports its clients
with proprietary online technology such as BusinessCenter, which includes
service, marketing and sales tools, as well as the newly launched Learning
Center, providing businesses with access to comprehensive training for their
teams on financing for consumers.

About The Toro Company

The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of turf and
landscape maintenance equipment and irrigation solutions. With sales of nearly
$1.9 billion in fiscal 2011, Toro's global presence extends to more than 90
countries through its reputation of world-class service, innovation and turf
expertise. Since 1914, the company has built a tradition of excellence around
a number of strong brands to help customers care for golf courses, sports
fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties, and
agricultural fields. More information is available at www.toro.com.

About GE Capital's Retail Finance business

GE Capital’s Retail Finance business is among the country’s most successful
retail lenders, with more than 75years of experience in consumer financing.
The business, which originates loans as a unit of GE Capital Retail Bank,
provides customized credit programs to retailers and consumers in the United
States and Canada that help drive sales. This includes private label and
bankcard credit programs to major national, regional and independent retailers
in the U.S., as well as private label credit programs, promotional and
installment lending, bankcards and financial services for consumers through
dealers; contractors; manufacturers; healthcare practices; and service
providers across nearly 20 industries. We are not just bankers; we help
clients build better businesses. More information can be found at
www.gogecapital.comandtwitter.com/GoGECapital.

GE Capital is one of the world’s largest providers of credit. For over one
million businesses, large and small, GE Capital provides financing to
purchase, lease and distribute equipment, as well as capital for real estate
and corporate acquisitions, refinancings and restructurings. For our 100+
million consumer customers, GE Capital offers credit cards, sales finance
programs, home, car and personal loans and credit insurance. For more
information, visitwww.gecapital.comor follow company news via Twitter
@GECapital.

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