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Raven Industries Releases Envizio Pro XL Field Computer

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Raven Industries Releases Envizio Pro XL Field Computer11:00 EDT Tuesday, September 04, 2012SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Sept. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Raven Industries (Nasdaq:RAVN) is excited to introduce the Envizio Pro XL™ as their newest addition to an industry-leading field computer lineup! The Envizio Pro XL will enhance a user's experience through its brilliant, extra-large 10.4" color touchscreen display. It operates on the proven and reliable Envizio™ operating system which features language support for customers in the many global markets Raven serves, and growers will benefit from the simple-to-use interface, multi-product control and VRA capabilities. The Envizio Pro XL field computer is the perfect controller for Raven's advanced product lineup such as Slingshot®, SmartYield™, SmarTrax™, OmniRow® or OmniSeed™.  "Some of our customers have given us feedback that they really like the simple-to-use interface of the Envizio Pro and Envizio Pro II field computers, but would like to see it on a larger display. The Envizio Pro XL allows them to do just that by utilizing the same operating system on a bigger screen, which will enhance their experience when using products like our OmniRow advanced planter control system, or OmniSeed advanced air-seeder control system," says Matt Burkhart, Raven Applied Technology Division vice president and general manager. The Envizio Pro XL will be featured at upcoming farm shows in the US and Canada and will be available for purchase September 15, 2012 with shipments in early 2013. To find out more, contact your nearest Raven dealer or distributor, or call (800) 243-5435.About Raven IndustriesSince 1978, Raven has helped define the concept of precision agriculture and continues to create ground-breaking ideas and products that improve the position of growers around the world. Raven is publicly traded on NASDAQ (RAVN) and has earned an international reputation for agricultural innovation, product reliability and unmatched service and support. From field computers to planter and boom controls, from GPS guidance to steering systems and wireless technology, Raven is leading the way for precision ag technology that delivers in the field. In partnership with our network of Raven dealers and distributors, we're helping growers of all sizes and types work smarter, reduce input costs and increase yields and profitability. Success in farming has always been about using less and getting more. With Raven, you can simply do it better.Forward-Looking Statements This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements regarding the expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. Without limiting the foregoing, the words "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "intends," "may," "plans," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The company intends that all forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. Although management believes that the expectations reflected in forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there is no assurance these assumptions are correct or that these expectations will be achieved. Assumptions involve important risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect results in the future. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those relating to the inability to achieve objectives established for research and development activities, or changes in competition, raw material availability, technology or relationships with the company's largest customers—any of which could adversely affect any of the company's product lines—as well as other risks described in Raven's 10-K under Item 1A.This list is not exhaustive, and the company does not have an obligation to revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date these statements are made.CONTACT: Kristin Tilus, Communications Manager Raven Industries, Inc. 605-575-0640 Kristin.Tilus@ravenind.com Paul Welbig, Director of Marketing Raven Industries Applied Technology Division 1-800-243-5435 Paul.Welbig@ravenind.com