Tennant Company Named to Forbes "100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America"

  Tennant Company Named to Forbes "100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America"

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- March 27, 2014

Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC), a world leader in designing, manufacturing and
marketing of solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world was
named to Forbes’ 2014 list of “100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America.” GMI
Ratings, a company that specializes in the creation of non-traditional risk
measures for financial analysis, compiles the annual list of publicly traded
businesses in North America. Companies that make the list have the 100 highest
scores for trustworthy behavior over the four quarters of the previous fiscal
year. Tennant’s average score for the past year was 94 and its current AGR
score is 98 out of a possible 100.

“Since the Company was founded in 1870, Tennant has conducted its business
with the highest standards of ethics and integrity and our behavior continues
to be guided by the philosophy of stewardship,” said Chris Killingstad,
president and CEO, Tennant Company. “Tennant has built its reputation on being
an ethical and reliable partner and we appreciate being recognized by Forbes
for operating our business with the highest levels of corporate accountability
and transparency.”

GMI reviewed the accounting and governance practices of more than 8,000 public
companies in North America looking at factors that are viewed as indicators of
a company’s credibility. Separated by large, mid and small cap companies,
Tennant Company was one of six Minnesota companies to be recognized by the
Forbes’ list. Apogee Enterprises, Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., Capella Education
Company, Hawkins, Inc., and Patterson Companies, Inc. were also honored.

About Tennant Company
Minneapolis-based Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) is a world leader in designing,
manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer,
healthier world. Its products include equipment for maintaining surfaces in
industrial, commercial and outdoor environments; chemical-free and other
sustainable cleaning technologies; and coatings for protecting, repairing and
upgrading surfaces. Tennant's global field service network is the most
extensive in the industry. Tennant has manufacturing operations in
Minneapolis, Minn.; Holland, Mich.; Louisville, Ky.; Uden, The Netherlands;
the United Kingdom; São Paulo, Brazil; and Shanghai, China; and sells products
directly in 15 countries and through distributors in more than 80 countries.
For more information, visit www.tennantco.com.

Contact:

Tennant Company
Investor Contact:
Tom Paulson, 763-540-1204
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
or
Media Contact:
Kathryn Lovik, 763-540-1212
Global Communications Director
 
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