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AGCO Employees Recognized with Women in Manufacturing STEP Award

  AGCO Employees Recognized with Women in Manufacturing STEP Award

Business Wire

DULUTH, Ga. -- February 6, 2013

AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE: AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and
distributor of agricultural equipment, announced that Nina Pathy, AGCO
Director, Global Parts Data and Parts Books and Tammie Nelson, AGCO Welding
Technician, CWS, were recognized by The Manufacturing Institute, Deloitte,
University of Phoenix and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers with a Women
in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Award
for their excellence and leadership in manufacturing. Ms. Pathy and Ms. Nelson
join 120 other women honorees, representing all levels of manufacturing from
the factory floor to the C Suite.

“We are very pleased that Nina and Tammie’s contributions to AGCO were
recognized by this important new initiative,” said Lucinda Smith, AGCO SVP
Human Resources. “The STEP program supports the same core values as our AGCO
Global Women’s Network (AGWN). AGWN is a business advisory group within AGCO
set to develop, promote and advocate women as leaders and growers of
profitability, collaboration and a diverse culture across AGCO. These two
women are shining examples of what we are setting out to promote.”

“These 122 women are the faces of exciting careers in manufacturing,” said
Jennifer McNelly, president, The Manufacturing Institute. “We chose to honor
these women because they each made significant achievements in manufacturing
through positive impact on their company and the industry as a whole.”

The STEP Awards are part of the larger STEP Ahead initiative launched by The
Manufacturing Institute, Deloitte, University of Phoenix, and the Society of
Manufacturing Engineers, to examine and promote the role of women in the
manufacturing industry through recognition, research, and best practices for
attracting, advancing and retaining strong female talent.

“The STEP Ahead initiative was founded to change perceptions of the
manufacturing industry and create new opportunities for women in the sector,”
said Latondra Newton, group vice president at Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
and chairwoman of the STEP Ahead initiative. “This initiative is the call for
action to transform the face of today's manufacturing talent and ensure that
women can contribute to the future of this industry.”

A 2011 survey from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute found that nearly
70 percent of American manufacturing companies have a moderate to severe
shortage of available, qualified workers. Manufacturing companies cannot fill
as many as 600,000 skilled positions, even as unemployment numbers hover at
historically high levels. Additionally, labor statistics show that women are
underrepresented in the manufacturing workforce and in manufacturing
leadership ranks — a situation that must be reversed to preserve and grow the
industry.

View the list and profiles of all STEP Award honorees.

ABOUT AGCO

AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, (NYSE: AGCO), is a global leader focused on
the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery. AGCO
supports more productive farming through a full line of tractors, combines,
hay tools, sprayers, forage equipment, tillage, implements, grain storage and
protein production systems, as well as related replacement parts. AGCO
products are sold through five core machinery brands, Challenger®, Fendt®,
GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra® and are distributed globally through 3,150
independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries worldwide.
Retail financing is available through AGCO Finance for qualified purchasers.
Founded in 1990, AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, GA, USA. In 2012, AGCO had
net sales of $10 billion. www.AGCOcorp.com

ABOUT THE MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE

The Manufacturing Institute (the Institute) is the 501 (c) 3 affiliate of the
National Association of Manufacturers. As a non-partisan organization, the
Institute is committed to delivering leading-edge information and services to
the nation's manufacturers. The Institute is the authority on the attraction,
qualification, and development of world-class manufacturing talent. Visit
www.themanufacturinginstitute.org

Contact:

AGCO Media Contact:
Rebecca Fabian, +1.646.415.8518
rf@stockheim-media.com
or
Manufacturing Institute Media Contact:
Jacey Wilkins, +1.202.637.3493
jwilkins@nam.org