AGCO Names New Senior Vice President & General Manager Europe, Africa and Middle East

  AGCO Names New Senior Vice President & General Manager Europe, Africa and
  Middle East

Business Wire

DULUTH, Ga. -- September 2, 2013

AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE: AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and
distributor of agricultural equipment, today appointed Dr. Rob Smith as Senior
Vice President & General Manager Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME). “We
are very pleased to announce that Rob Smith has joined our executive team,”
said Martin Richenhagen, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of
AGCO. “Rob’s international background and extensive experience in the
automotive industry make him a great addition to our management team. He will
lead our strategic growth plans for EAME and build a strong market position in
emerging markets including Eastern Europe and Africa.”

Rob Smith, AGCO SVP & General Manager Europe, Africa and Middle East (Photo:
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Rob Smith, AGCO SVP & General Manager Europe, Africa and Middle East (Photo:
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Dr. Smith has extensive international management experience and most recently
was the Vice President & General Manager of the global Engine Components
Division for TRW Automotive – one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers.
He also served as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of TRW Automotive
GmbH. Prior to this, Rob served as Vice President of the Global Automotive
Division at Tyco Electronics, and Vice President & General Manager of
Bombardier Transportation's Aftermarket Parts and Material Repair and Overhaul
business. Between 1993 and 2001, he worked in various operations and supply
chain roles in the global automotive industry with LucasVarity PLC, Lucas
Industries PLC and BMW.

Dr. Smith was a Combat Engineering Officer in the United States Army. He
earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Princeton University
followed by an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin Graduate School of
Business. He received German Diplom-Kaufmann and Doctoral degrees in
International Operations Management from the WHU – Graduate School of
Management in Koblenz, Germany. Dr. Smith is a member of the American Chamber
of Commerce Board of Directors in Germany.

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.
Founded in 1990, AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, GA, USA. In 2012, AGCO had
net sales of $10 billion.www.AGCOcorp.com

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AGCO
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Greg Peterson, +1-770-232-8229
greg.peterson@agcocorp.com
 
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