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Kubota President Appointed to Board --  
U.S. Executive Tetsuji "Mike" Tomita Has Global Experience and Vision


TORRANCE, Calif. -- Kubota Corporation (Japan), the global leader in compact tractors, construction/utility equipment and specialized turf products announces the appointment of Tetsuji "Mike" Tomita to the company's Board of Directors. Kubota equipment, recognized worldwide for advanced machinery technologies, offers segment-leading niche technologies suited to agricultural, industrial and recreational applications in the United States.

Tomita was appointed President, Kubota Tractor Corp. (KTC) in 2004. He previously served as President of Kubota's European operation and as General Manager, Kubota Export Department in Japan along with additional Kubota experience in the United States. Tomita's Board appointment reflects his executive experience and the growing importance of KTC and the North American market for Kubota Corporation.

Well regarded for his commitment to uncompromising customer support, Tomita will soon dedicate KTC's newest regional facility in Groveport, Ohio. The planned opening of Kubota's Northern Division in Ohio follows a similar plant dedication in Lodi, Calif. in May 2005. The opening of Kubota's new Western Division marks the fourth facility improvement in less than three year.

With products ranging from professional-grade mowers, to the successful RTV utility vehicle, specialized construction equipment and a broad range of tractors and implements, the Kubota brand is recognized for performance and durability.

KTC will soon mark the retailing of its one-millionth Kubota unit in the United States. Kubota recently celebrated its thirtieth year in business in the U.S., now with more than 1,000 Kubota dealers in the United States.

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