AGCO ‘Takes the Fight to the Field’ to Stand Up to Breast Cancer

Women’s Leadership Group Raises Funds With Pink Tractor

DULUTH, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, AGCO (NYSE: AGCO), a
global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of
agricultural equipment, is taking the fight to the field to stand up to
breast cancer. Working with one of its largest dealers in North America,
Ziegler Ag Equipment, AGCO built a full-size 2015 model Challenger
MT865E track tractor that sports the pink-for-the-cause paint finish to
increase awareness of breast cancer. Nicknamed ‘Tenacity,’ this track
tractor is the centerpiece of AGCO’s campaign to bring awareness to the
disease and raise funds to support research for a cure.

“Through the tremendous support of Ziegler Ag Equipment and our
dedicated employees, I am honored to be a part of AGCO’s effort to raise
awareness and funds to find a cure for this prevalent disease,”
explained Lucinda Smith, senior vice president, global business services
at AGCO. Volunteers with the AGCO Global Women’s Network (AGWN) have
been instrumental in Tenacity’s travels to select U.S. cities to raise
funds for the Susan G. Komen® Minnesota and Greater Atlanta

During Tenacity’s recent visit to AGCO’s Duluth, Georgia headquarters,
employees had the opportunity to learn more about breast cancer and its
impact on patients and their families. One of the guest speakers at the
event was breast cancer patient and farmer Carol Seaman of Spencer,
Iowa. Mrs. Seaman was invited to ride along as Tenacity was driven off
the assembly line in September and has since appeared at various AGCO
events to bring awareness to the challenges facing breast cancer
patients. Her inspirational story highlights the importance of continued
research and development of new drugs and treatment options.

At Tenacity’s assembly line roll-off celebration at AGCO’s Jackson,
Minn. site, Lara Long, vice president of corporate accounting and
reporting for AGCO’s global headquarters, talked about the AGWN network.
“AGWN is a business advisory group dedicated to training, developing and
sponsoring women as promoters and growers of profitability.
Concurrently, it also supports and contributes to the health and
well-being of its female workforce.” Mrs. Long explained, “We are proud
to support the research and care efforts of Susan G. Komen in their
mission to combat and hopefully one day find the cure for a disease that
impacts approximately one in eight women in the United States.”

AGCO is offering specialty merchandise at events and online through its
#AGCOgoesPink social media campaign. Net proceeds from sales of special
pink-for-the-cause merchandise will be donated to the chapters to
support their mission of education, support, research funding and
advocacy. Limited-edition 1:32 scale Challenger track tractor models
sporting a pink-for-the-cause paint finish, as well as other pink
Challenger branded merchandise, are now available at

AGCO expects to raise a minimum of $25,000 for Susan G. Komen this year
to support local breast health and education programs. Learn more about
Susan G. Komen by visiting
or calling the toll free breast care hotline at 1-877 GO KOMEN.

© Copyright 2015 AGCO Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Challenger®
is a trademark of Caterpillar Inc. and used under license by AGCO.
Susan G. Komen® is a registered trademark of The Susan
G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Ziegler CAT is one of the largest
AGCO dealers in North America and is the authorized dealer for
Caterpillar machines and engines in Minnesota and western, central, and
northeastern Iowa.

About AGCO

AGCO (NYSE: AGCO) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and
distribution of agricultural equipment. AGCO supports more productive
farming through a full line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers,
forage equipment, grain storage and protein production systems, seeding
and tillage implements and replacement parts. AGCO products are sold
through five core equipment brands, Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey
Ferguson® and Valtra® and are distributed globally through a combination
of approximately 3,100 independent dealers and distributors in more than
140 countries. Founded in 1990, AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, Ga.,
USA. In 2014, AGCO had net sales of $9.7 billion. For more information,
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