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Polaris® is 1st Off-Road OEM to offer Overseas U.S. Troops Vehicles at The Exchange

03/27/2018

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Mar 27, 2018) - Polaris® has signed on exclusively with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Military AutoSource® to be the first and only off-road vehicle manufacturer to offer military members privileged pricing on vehicles purchased on overseas U.S. military bases. Orders of Polaris® vehicles are sent to the military member’s U.S. Polaris® dealer of choice.


“We are thrilled to be adding Polaris® to the family of brands available through Military AutoSource,” said Ken Engberg, senior vice president of marketing, Military AutoSource®. “Polaris and their incredible products exemplify the passion, personal freedom and leadership that truly reflects our men and women in uniform. As always, Military AutoSource stands ready to enable our service members to make the most of their well-deserved downtime in pursuit of their own personal adventures on, and now off-road!”

Polaris® off-road vehicles will be available for purchase exclusively at overseas Exchanges later this Spring. Parts, garments and accessories can be ordered directly through the military member’s U.S. Polaris® dealer of choice. The full Polaris® off-road vehicle line up will be offered.

- The Polaris RANGER® is the industry’s best-selling utility side-by-side (SxS), known for its rugged off-road capability and smooth ride. Perfect for farms, hunting, or simply working.

- The Polaris RZR® is the best-selling recreational SxS, known for delivering the ultimate combination of power, suspension and agility. The RZR® is engineered for all off-road recreational riding with friends and family, including for trails, deserts, dunes, rocks, and mud.

- Polaris GENERAL® is the best-selling crossover utility vehicle (UTV) on the market. Polaris has expanded the Polaris GENERAL® line-up with more models to choose from including a military-inspired, limited-edition vehicle. The Polaris GENERAL® provides riders the best combination of recreational performance with RZR®-inspired suspension and power paired with a 600 pound dumping cargo box to get work done.

- The best-selling Polaris Sportsman® all-terrain vehicle offers legendary ride and handling for the toughest trails and tasks.

- Polaris ACE® continues to bring the revolutionary, single-seat experience to riders. The Polaris ACE® line has a standard roll over protection system and a full line for trail riders of all types.
More details are available online at Militaryautosource.com/Polaris.

“We harness our 60-plus year legacy of off-road leadership to proudly deliver ultralight military vehicles to our troops, and we’re extremely excited, especially as a U.S. founded and based company, to now offer our full line of off-road vehicles for their personal use through the Exchange,” said John Olson, PhD, vice president and general manager, Polaris Government and Defense. “With many current and former members of the Armed Services, Polaris knows the value of a great deal and wants to share our passion for riding with these heroes. Great people deserve great products and gear.”

This program is offered through Military AutoSource®. Eligible military personnel are those who are stationed or assigned to an overseas base for 30 consecutive days or more and have unlimited Exchange privileges. This includes U.S. government civilians, military personnel and civilian contractors. The purchase must be made while the eligible personnel is stationed overseas. See militaryautosource.com for more eligibility details. Once purchased, the Polaris® ORV will be delivered to their local U.S. dealership where it can be picked up by the purchaser, a friend or a family member. Accessories can also be purchased through the local dealer.

Editor Note: For high-resolution images, video and data sheets, please visit the Polaris Government and Defense media kit at http://bit.ly/PDMediaKit or contact Katie Paulson, katie@kp-publicrelations.com
Exchange Contact: Julie Mitchell, 214-312-3327, mitchelljul@aafes.com 
MAS Contact: Steven Szobesky, 516-496-1821, sszobesk@militarycars.com


About Polaris

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2017 sales of $5.4 billion, Polaris’ innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER®RZR® and Polaris GENERAL®side-by-side off-road vehicles; the Sportsman® and Polaris ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, Switchback® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets globally include military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit www.polaris.com for more information.


About The Exchange
 
Since 1895, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) has gone where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives by providing valued goods and services at exclusive military pricing. The Exchange is the 56th-largest retailer in the United States. Its earnings provided $2.4 billion in dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs over the last 10 years. The Exchange is a non-appropriated fund entity of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our website at www.shopmyexchange.com or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/ExchangePAO.


About Military AutoSource

Military AutoSource (MAS) is a subsidiary of Overseas Military Sales Corporation (OMSC) based in Woodbury, New York. For close to 60 years, Military AutoSource has been serving the military community by providing U.S. specification automobiles and motorcycles to active duty military, civilian, DOD employees and the diplomatic community stationed on U.S. installations outside the United States. The on-base division of Military AutoSource is authorized by The Exchange (AAFES) and Navy Exchange (NEXCOM) and maintains operations in close to 70 locations in over 20 countries. You can learn more about Military AutoSource at www.militaryautosource.com.


Military AutoSource® is a registered trademark of Overseas Military Sales Corporation.