Titan Machinery Announces Closing of Acquisition: VAIT D.o.o. in Serbia

  Titan Machinery Announces Closing of Acquisition: VAIT D.o.o. in Serbia

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WEST FARGO, N.D. -- December 12, 2012

Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ:TITN) announced today that it has closed on the
previously announced acquisition of VAIT D.o.o., which consists of one CaseIH
dealership in the Vojvodina region of Serbia.

Serbia is contiguous to Romania and Bulgaria, where Titan Machinery’s other
international dealerships are located. Agriculture represents approximately
11% of Serbia’s total gross domestic product, while the agricultural industry
employs 26% of its population. The country’s primary crops are wheat, corn,
soybeans, sunflowers, and sugar beets. In its most recently reported fiscal
year, the CaseIH dealership being acquired reported revenue of approximately
$8.5 million.

David Meyer, Titan Machinery’s Chairman and CEO, said, “We are excited to
expand our operations into Serbia. We look forward to working with our newly
acquired dealership’s management and sales team as we apply the Titan
Machinery operating model to our newest international location.”

About Titan Machinery Inc.

Titan Machinery Inc., founded in 1980 and headquartered in West Fargo, North
Dakota, is a multi-unit business with mature locations and newly-acquired
locations. The Company owns and operates a network of full service
agricultural and construction equipment stores in the United States and
Europe. The Titan Machinery network consists of 104 North American dealerships
in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Wyoming,
Wisconsin, Colorado, and Arizona, including two outlet stores, and 13 European
dealerships in Romania, Bulgaria, and Serbia. The Titan Machinery dealerships
represent one or more of the CNH Brands (NYSE: CNH), a majority-owned
subsidiary of Fiat Industrial (Milan: FI.MI), including CaseIH, New Holland
Agriculture, Case Construction, New Holland Construction, Kobelco and CNH
Capital. Additional information about Titan Machinery Inc. can be found at
www.titanmachinery.com.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements found in this press release may constitute forward-looking
statements as defined by Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as
amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and include any
statement that does not directly relate to a current or historical fact. Such
statements are generally identifiable by the terminology used, such as
"anticipate," "believe," "intend," "expect," "plan," or other similar words.
Our forward-looking statements in this release generally relate to the
benefits related to the Serbia acquisition and our national and international
growth plans. Although it is not possible to foresee all of the factors that
may cause actual results to differ from our forward-looking statements, such
factors include, among others, integrating the Serbia acquisition’s operations
with Titan Machinery's existing network, our ability to execute on our
national and international growth plans, our ability to implement our business
model in non-U.S. markets, our ability to successfully operate under foreign
government regulations, the effect of fluctuations in currency exchange rates,
changes to tariffs and trade restrictions, changes to political or economic
conditions in the markets in which we do business and those risks described
from time to time in our reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Investors should not consider any list of such factors to be an exhaustive
statement of all of the risks, uncertainties or potentially inaccurate
assumptions that could cause our current expectations or beliefs to change.
Stockholders and other readers should not place undue reliance on
"forward-looking statements," as such statements speak only as of the date of
this release. We undertake no obligation to update publicly or revise any
forward-looking statements.

Contact:

ICR, Inc.
John Mills, jmills@icrinc.com
310-954-1105
 
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