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Karl Angler of STIHL Inc. Receives Virginia CFO Award from Virginia Business

Angler Named CFO of the Year in the Large Private Company Category
Release Date: 8/1/2011

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VIRGINIA BEACH , VA – STIHL Inc. is pleased to announce that Karl Angler, vice president of finance for the company, has been named Virginia CFO of the Year by Virginia Business magazine. The magazine chose Mr. Angler from a group of four other finalists in the category for large private companies.

“Since his arrival here at STIHL Inc. in 2002, Karl has made significant and frequent contributions to the growth and management of our company,” said Fred Whyte, president of STIHL Inc. “I’m pleased to personally congratulate him on his noteworthy achievement. At the same time, I must also wish him well as he assumes his new duties with our founding company in Germany next year. He will be missed.”

Mr. Angler guided STIHL Inc. through the recession of 2009 without laying off regular employees and also keeping employee benefits intact. STIHL Inc. achieved record sales the following year while maintaining a high level of product quality. In May 2012, Mr. Angler will continue contributing to the success of the company in his new role as CFO for the STIHL Group worldwide in Germany.

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About STIHL Inc.:
STIHL Inc. manufactures the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America for homeowners and professional landscapers*, as well as the number one selling brand of chainsaws in the world. STIHL products are sold through servicing power equipment retailers from coast to coast — not mass merchants. STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL dealers are for distribution in the United States only. For more information or for the name of a local STIHL retailer, call toll free 1-800-GO STIHL (1-800-467-8445) or visit the STIHL dealer locator on the STIHL website at
*"Number one selling brand" is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research (commercial landscapers) as well as independent consumer research of 2010 U.S. sales and market share data for the gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers.

STIHL is pleased to support the work of Independent We Stand , the Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund) , International Society of Arboriculture (ISA ), the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) , National FFA , Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) , the American Tree Farm System (ATFS) , National Hispanic Landscape Alliance and the National Association of State Park Directors .

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