ME!!!!!!!!!!!! November 16, 2004 HUSQVARNA ANNOUNCES TOTAL SOURCE LANDSCAPER SWEEPSTAKES WINNER CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The grand prize winner of the Husqvarna Total Source Landscaper Sweepstakes was announced at the 2004 Green Industry Expo in Charlotte, N.C. Matthew Thompson, owner of Thompsons Landscaping in Henderson, N.C., was randomly selected from more than 5,000 sweepstakes entries as the recipient of the grand prize package, a 2005 Isuzu Truck loaded with professional Husqvarna equipment, valued at more than $50,000. The 2005 Isuzu truck features a full landscaper body with ramp and tool rack. The Husqvarna products included in the truck are: ZTH6127XPQL Zero Turn Mower WHF4817ETS Hydro Walk-Behind Mower 155BT Backpack Blower 326LX Trimmer 326HS75 Hedge Trimmer 346XP Chain Saw 326EX Edger Thompsons Landscaping specializes in grounds maintenance and landscaping installation, as well as turf management and pesticide programs. Thompson is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in Horticulture and has owned Thompsons Landscaping for the past four years. In addition to the grand prize announcement, the sweepstakes second prize was awarded to Keene, N.H., landscaper Robert Krauss, who will receive a trip for two to a 2005 NASCAR® race in Charlotte, including suite tickets, airfare and lodging. The third prize winner, Nathan Titcomb of Taylors, S.C., received a certificate for two to the Kings Experience at the Richard Petty Driving Experience. The sweepstakes process was coordinated by Strata-G Communications and Marketing Support Services (MSS) both of Cincinnati, Ohio. The winners were randomly selected from entries that were received between April 15 and October 1, 2004, from a dedicated Web site, mail-in entries and phone entries. MSS is a certified marketing fulfillment house that provides rebate and incentive services and Strata-G Communications is a fully integrated marketing communications firm. Husqvarna, a member of the Electrolux Group, offers forest, lawn and garden power equipment for all applications. The company markets a complete line of chain saws, clearing saws, cut-off saws, and lawn and garden products, including riding and walk-behind mowers, yard and garden tractors, tillers, edgers, brushcutters, grass trimmers, backpack and handheld blowers, snow throwers and commercial turf care equipment.