Photo Release -- Raven Industries Enhances Steering and Slingshot(R) Product Lines

Photo Release -- Raven Industries Enhances Steering and Slingshot(R) Product
Lines

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Feb. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Raven Industries
(Nasdaq:RAVN) has announced enhancements to their SmarTrax™ and Slingshot^®
product lines. "Raven is committed to driving innovation in precision
agriculture in order to help our industry solve the problem of finding ways to
feed a rapidly growing world population. These new enhancements are really
based on customer feedback, and we are excited about how these new innovations
will help our customers in the global marketplace we serve," said Matt
Burkhart, vice president and general manager for Raven Industries Applied
Technology Division.

SmarTrax MD
 SmarTrax MD is a new
 simple-to-install mechanical
 drive steering system that
 allows growers throughout
 Raven's global markets to
 seamlessly transfer the ability
 to steer automatically across
 their fleet of vehicles,
 including multiple tractors,
 combines, windrowers and more.

A photo accompanying this release is available at
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=17028

SmarTrax MD

SmarTrax MD is a new simple-to-install mechanical drive steering system that
allows growers throughout Raven's global markets to seamlessly transfer the
ability to steer automatically across their fleet of vehicles, including
multiple tractors, combines, windrowers and more. Customers will also benefit
from the added torque for faster operating speeds, increase accuracy, and
reduced noise.SmarTrax MD is ISOBUS compatible providing even more
convenience for customers with a compatible virtual terminal already in the
cab.

Slingshot Enhancements

Slingshot Online 2.0 will offer a more streamlined user experience through
several enhancements to help simplify the way customers manage and share their
data.These include various improvements to the Slingshot Portal, the API
platform, and RTK streaming solutions; plus a Wi-Fi enabled version of the
Slingshot Field Hub, which will be compatible with major cell carriers
throughout global markets.The Wi-Fi Field Hub will create a hot spot,
allowing up to five devices to connect at one time, and are a great fit for
customers needing to utilize wireless internet on their laptop or mobile
device in the field.

These product enhancements will be available this spring and summer of 2013.
For additional information, please contact your local Raven or Slingshot
dealer for more information.

About Raven Industries Applied Technology Division: Since 1978, Raven has
helped define the concept of precision agriculture, and continues today to
bring groundbreaking new ideas and precision ag products to growers around the
world that improve agricultural efficiency, productivity and stewardship of
the land.Raven has earned an international reputation for agricultural
innovation, product reliability and unmatched service and support.In
partnership with a network of Raven dealers and distributors, they are helping
growers of all sizes and all types work smarter, reduce input costs and
increase yields and profitability.

About Raven Industries, Inc: Since 1956, Raven Industries has designed and
manufactured high quality, high-value technical products. Raven is publicly
traded on NASDAQ (RAVN) and has earned an international reputation for
innovation, product quality, high performance, and unmatched service. Raven's
purpose is to solve great challenges in areas of safety, feeding the world,
energy independence, and resource preservation. To realize this purpose, we
utilize our strengths in engineering, manufacturing, and technological
innovation to serve the precision agriculture, high performance specialty
films, aerospace, and electronic manufacturing services markets. Visit
www.RavenInd.com for more information.

Forward-Looking Statements: This news release contains "forward-looking
statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933,
as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended, including statements regarding the expectations, beliefs, intentions
or strategies regarding the future.Without limiting the foregoing, the words
"anticipates," "believes," "expects," "intends," "may," "plans," and similar
expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.The company
intends that all forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbor
provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act.Although
management believes that the expectations reflected in forward-looking
statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there is no assurance these
assumptions are correct or that these expectations will be
achieved.Assumptions involve important risks and uncertainties that could
significantly affect results in the future.These risks and uncertainties
include, but are not limited to, those relating to the inability to achieve
objectives established for research and development activities, or changes in
competition, raw material availability, technology or relationships with the
company's largest customers—any of which could adversely affect any of the
company's product lines—as well as other risks described in Raven's 10-K under
Item 1A.This list is not exhaustive, and the company does not have an
obligation to revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or
circumstances after the date these statements are made.

CONTACT: Jessica DeJong
         Marketing Communications Coordinator
         Raven Industries
         605.357.0449
 
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