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Press release from Business Wire

The Toro Company Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Board also authorizes repurchase of additional 5 million shares of common stock</i> </p>

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Toro Company Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend17:11 EST Tuesday, December 11, 2012 BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (Business Wire) -- The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) today announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.14 per share, an increase from the previous quarterly dividend rate of $0.11 per share. This dividend is payable on December 31, 2012, to shareholders of record on December 21, 2012. This accelerated quarterly dividend replaces the dividend that would have been payable in January 2013. Additionally, the board authorized the repurchase of an additional 5 million shares of common stock in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions. About The Toro CompanyThe Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of innovative turf, landscape, rental and construction equipment, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. With sales of more than $1.9 billion in fiscal 2012, Toro's global presence extends to more than 90 countries through strong relationships built on integrity and trust, constant innovation, and a commitment to helping customers enrich the beauty, productivity and sustainability of the land. Since 1914, the company has built a tradition of excellence around a number of strong brands to help customers care for golf courses, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties, and agricultural fields. More information is available at The Toro CompanyInvestor RelationsKurt Svendsen, 952-887-8630Managing Director, Corporate Communications and Investor Relationsinvest@toro.comorMedia RelationsBranden Happel, 952-887-8930Senior Manager, Public