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Generac Reports Strong Second Quarter 2012 Results

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The Company is revising upward its sales guidance for full-year 2012 as a result of solid execution in the second quarter of 2012 and an increased outlook for residential sales for the third quarter of 2012. Full-year 2012 total net sales are now expected to increase in the low-20% range over the prior year, which represents an increase from the high-teens growth rate previously expected. The higher revenue outlook is primarily attributable to recent major power outage events that occurred in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions in late June and early July. The Company expects these events should result in improved shipments of portable and home standby generators, relative to prior guidance, due to the increased awareness and demand for back-up power. This revised guidance continues to assume no material changes in the macroeconomic environment, as well as no additional major power outage events during the remainder of 2012.

As a result of this higher sales outlook, Adjusted EBITDA for the full-year 2012 is now expected to increase in the high-teens range over the prior year, which is an increase from the mid-teens growth rate previously expected.

As previously announced, the Company’s guidance for interest expense for the full-year 2012 is expected to be in the range of $49.0 to $50.0 million, which includes $45.0 to $45.5 million of debt service costs, at current LIBOR rates, plus approximately $4.5 million for deferred financing cost and original issue discount amortization for the new credit facility. Interest expense during the third quarter of 2012, the first full quarter under the new capital structure, is expected to be approximately $17.1 to $17.3 million, which includes approximately $1.5 million of deferred financing cost and original issue discount amortization.

Mr. Jagdfeld continued, “Major outage events like the ones recently experienced in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions demonstrate the fact that prolonged under investment in the aging electrical grid in the U.S. is leading to more frequent and longer power disruptions for homeowners and businesses. Given the relatively low awareness and penetration of home and light-commercial standby generators, we believe there is significant growth opportunity as the leader in this emerging product category. Our Powering Ahead strategic plan focuses on baseline sales growth within new and existing products and markets, and complements the powerful secular trends that continue to drive our business. Add to this the potential for future recovery in both residential investment and non-residential construction, and we believe Generac is well positioned over the long term to continue driving organic revenue growth, superior margins and strong free cash flow.”

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