Matches Employee Contributions to American Red Cross

In response to the earthquake that devastated Haiti, The Toro Company today announced that it would donate $10,000 to the American Red Cross International Response Fund to aid in the relief efforts. Additionally, the company will further its commitment by matching all employee contributions to the Red Cross through March 1, 2010.

“The scope of the devastation is difficult to quantify or comprehend,” said Judson McNeil, president of The Toro Foundation. “At Toro, our thoughts go out to all those impacted by this disaster. We support the Red Cross in their immediate relief efforts, as well as the long-term recovery and rebuilding process.”

About The Toro Company

The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of turf and landscape maintenance equipment, and precision irrigation systems. With sales of more than $1.5 billion in fiscal 2009, Toro’s global presence extends to more than 140 countries through its reputation of world-class service, innovation and turf expertise. 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