JLG Establishes International Shared Services Center in Amsterdam; Centralized Resources to Support Sales, Service and Manufacturing Operations

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from JLG Industries, Inc.

    MCCONNELLSBURG, Pa., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- JLG Industries, Inc.
 (NYSE:   JLG) today announced the establishment of a new Shared Services Center
 (SSC) located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and the appointment of Alexandra
 van den Doel as the Director of Shared Services.
     "The new European Shared Services Center is part of JLG's strategy to
 support future growth," stated Jim Woodward, Senior Vice President and Chief
 Financial Officer.  "Cost efficient and superior customer service is a key
 component of that strategy.  Although I wish the economy were cooperating a
 little better, this long-term investment in infrastructure is a vital
 component of our future growth plans."
     The Amsterdam-based organization will provide centralized resources in the
 areas of Treasury, Financial Accounting, Tax, Information Systems, Human
 Resources, Legal and Administration Support.  Initial staffing will come from
 a mix of existing European personnel, US expatriates and selected new hires.
 The SSC will support the Company's existing and planned Sales and Service
 Operations (SSO's), JLG Financial Services, its pan-European rental joint
 venture, the planned new manufacturing facility and future acquisitions in
 Europe.
     "Establishing the SSC in Amsterdam provides enhanced versatility for our
 global operations," stated Geoff Campbell, Senior Vice President,
 International Operations.  "We anticipate greater efficiencies through
 centralized support.  As a result, our Sales and Service management can
 continue to focus on customer service and end-user needs.  Earlier this year,
 JLG's European Sales and Service Operations were reorganized into three
 divisions: UK and Developing Markets, Continental Europe and Scandinavia.
 This geographic realignment, along with the formation of the SSC and the
 planned new manufacturing facility, is visible evidence of the Company's
 commitment to further improve efficiencies and responsiveness to our customers
 worldwide."
     "We are equally pleased to announce Alexandra van den Doel's new role as
 Director of European Shared Services," continued Woodward.  "Prior to her
 appointment, Alexandra was working as JLG's Finance Director in Europe,
 responsible for financial planning and reporting of results from the Company's
 European operations."
     Before joining JLG Industries in 1999, Alexandra was a Finance Manager for
 a division of GlaxoWellcome.  She also served as Financial Controller -
 Franchise Markets EMEA for the one of the DIAGEO group companies in the UK.
 Additionally, she qualified as a chartered accountant while with Arthur
 Andersen.
 
     JLG Industries, Inc. is the world's leading producer of mobile aerial work
 platforms and a leading producer of variable-reach material handlers and
 telescopic hydraulic excavators marketed under the JLG and Gradall trademarks.
 Sales are made principally to rental companies and distributors that rent and
 sell the Company's products to a diverse customer base, which includes users
 in the industrial, commercial, institutional and construction markets.  JLG
 has six manufacturing facilities in the USA, with Sales and Service Operations
 located on six continents.
 
     This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined by the
 Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including but not limited to
 those relating to financial projections and future financial performance,
 future market conditions and trends, the growth of the Company's businesses,
 product demand, the introduction of new products, and the opening of new
 facilities.  The forward-looking statements in this announcement may involve
 certain risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ
 materially, including cyclical demand, a consolidating customer base,
 competition, continued innovation, product liability, availability of product
 components, and other risks, as detailed in the Company's SEC reports,
 including the report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended January 31, 2001.
     For a fax copy call 800-758-5804, extension 148831 or visit www.jlg.com.
 
 

SOURCE JLG Industries, Inc.
    MCCONNELLSBURG, Pa., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- JLG Industries, Inc.
 (NYSE:   JLG) today announced the establishment of a new Shared Services Center
 (SSC) located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and the appointment of Alexandra
 van den Doel as the Director of Shared Services.
     "The new European Shared Services Center is part of JLG's strategy to
 support future growth," stated Jim Woodward, Senior Vice President and Chief
 Financial Officer.  "Cost efficient and superior customer service is a key
 component of that strategy.  Although I wish the economy were cooperating a
 little better, this long-term investment in infrastructure is a vital
 component of our future growth plans."
     The Amsterdam-based organization will provide centralized resources in the
 areas of Treasury, Financial Accounting, Tax, Information Systems, Human
 Resources, Legal and Administration Support.  Initial staffing will come from
 a mix of existing European personnel, US expatriates and selected new hires.
 The SSC will support the Company's existing and planned Sales and Service
 Operations (SSO's), JLG Financial Services, its pan-European rental joint
 venture, the planned new manufacturing facility and future acquisitions in
 Europe.
     "Establishing the SSC in Amsterdam provides enhanced versatility for our
 global operations," stated Geoff Campbell, Senior Vice President,
 International Operations.  "We anticipate greater efficiencies through
 centralized support.  As a result, our Sales and Service management can
 continue to focus on customer service and end-user needs.  Earlier this year,
 JLG's European Sales and Service Operations were reorganized into three
 divisions: UK and Developing Markets, Continental Europe and Scandinavia.
 This geographic realignment, along with the formation of the SSC and the
 planned new manufacturing facility, is visible evidence of the Company's
 commitment to further improve efficiencies and responsiveness to our customers
 worldwide."
     "We are equally pleased to announce Alexandra van den Doel's new role as
 Director of European Shared Services," continued Woodward.  "Prior to her
 appointment, Alexandra was working as JLG's Finance Director in Europe,
 responsible for financial planning and reporting of results from the Company's
 European operations."
     Before joining JLG Industries in 1999, Alexandra was a Finance Manager for
 a division of GlaxoWellcome.  She also served as Financial Controller -
 Franchise Markets EMEA for the one of the DIAGEO group companies in the UK.
 Additionally, she qualified as a chartered accountant while with Arthur
 Andersen.
 
     JLG Industries, Inc. is the world's leading producer of mobile aerial work
 platforms and a leading producer of variable-reach material handlers and
 telescopic hydraulic excavators marketed under the JLG and Gradall trademarks.
 Sales are made principally to rental companies and distributors that rent and
 sell the Company's products to a diverse customer base, which includes users
 in the industrial, commercial, institutional and construction markets.  JLG
 has six manufacturing facilities in the USA, with Sales and Service Operations
 located on six continents.
 
     This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined by the
 Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including but not limited to
 those relating to financial projections and future financial performance,
 future market conditions and trends, the growth of the Company's businesses,
 product demand, the introduction of new products, and the opening of new
 facilities.  The forward-looking statements in this announcement may involve
 certain risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ
 materially, including cyclical demand, a consolidating customer base,
 competition, continued innovation, product liability, availability of product
 components, and other risks, as detailed in the Company's SEC reports,
 including the report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended January 31, 2001.
     For a fax copy call 800-758-5804, extension 148831 or visit www.jlg.com.
 
 SOURCE  JLG Industries, Inc.

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