Women in Manufacturing STEP Awards Recognizes Several AGCO Employees

  Women in Manufacturing STEP Awards Recognizes Several AGCO Employees

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DULUTH, Ga. -- January 28, 2014

AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE: AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and
distributor of agricultural equipment, announced that Erin Cuellar, Production
Supervisor, Beloit; Carla Gasparin, Manager, Product Management, ATS
Integration/Harvesting; Peggy Gulick, Director, Continuous Improvement,
Jackson; andKitae Kim, Global Sustainability Manager; havebeen selected to
receive theWomen in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and
Production) Award.

Erin Cuellar, AGCO Production Supervisor, Beloit (Photo: Business Wire)

Erin Cuellar, AGCO Production Supervisor, Beloit (Photo: Business Wire)

“These four women were nominated by AGCO colleagues for their accomplishments
and leadership in manufacturing,” said Martin Richenhagen, Chairman, President
and CEO of AGCO. “They have significantly contributed to AGCO's success and
are great examples of how valuable diversity is in the workplace.”

Driving excellence through diversity is a global focus for AGCO. In 2011, the
AGCO Global Women’s Network (AGWN) was established to develop, promote and
advocate leadership of women as growers of profitability, collaboration and a
diverse culture across AGCO. Each of these award winners are supported by
their local AGWN organization.

The 2014 STEP Awards celebrate 160 women in all levels of manufacturing, from
factory floor to the C-suite, who have demonstrated Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Production excellence.

“These 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 which was founded
in 2012 to promote the role of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and
Production through recognition, research, and best practices for attracting,
advancing, and retaining strong female talent.

A recent survey from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute found that
nearly 82 percent of American manufacturing companies have a moderate to
severe shortage of available, qualified workers. Contributing to this gap is
the underrepresentation of women in the industry. While women make up
approximately 50 percent of the labor force, that number is only about 24
percent in the manufacturing labor force.

To celebrate and formally recognize the recipients for their accomplishments,
these AGCO honorees are invited tothe annual STEP Awards dinner on Feb. 6, in
Washington, D.C. at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium.

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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

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. For more
information, please visit www.themanufacturinginstitute.org.

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