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Thor Industries Announces Appointment of Mark Trinske as Vice President of Investor Relations

November 19, 2018

ELKHART, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 19, 2018--Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE:THO) today announced it has appointed Mark Trinske as Vice President of Investor Relations. In this role, Mr. Trinske will be responsible for all aspects of Thor’s investor relations program.

“We are pleased to welcome Mark Trinske as our new Vice President of Investor Relations,” said Bob Martin, Thor President and CEO. “As Thor has grown we realize the importance of proactive engagement with our investors and the impact those efforts have on enhancing shareholder value. Mark brings a strong set of skills and experience in the leisure, automotive and manufacturing space that will be essential to success in bringing Thor’s IR team to the next level.”

Mr. Trinske will assume his role effective November 19, 2018 and will relocate to Elkhart, Indiana to work from Thor’s headquarters. Immediately prior to joining Thor, Trinske was the Vice President of Investor Relations for SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., in Orlando, Florida. Previously, he held investor relations positions at EZCORP, Inc., a consumer finance company based in Austin, Texas, Norit, N.V. a Netherlands-based company, and Affinia Group, a $3 billion automotive parts company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Mr. Trinske holds an undergraduate degree from Arizona State University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Mark Trinske commented, “I am excited to make an immediate impact as Thor’s Vice President of Investor Relations. Thor is a solid company and industry leader in recreational vehicles, with a compelling strategic plan for growth and a value proposition that may be underappreciated by the investment community. Having spent more than two decades working in a variety of investor relations roles, my experience in building relationships with investors and analysts along with my perspective in broader industry trends will be helpful as we share the Thor story.”

Thor also announced that former Director of Investor Relations, Jeff Tryka, would be acting in a consulting role to assist in the transition. Investors interested in holding a call to discuss the Company’s upcoming fiscal 2019 first-quarter earnings announcement on December 6, 2018 may e-mail either Mr. Trinske or Mr. Tryka to schedule a call.

About Thor Industries, Inc.

Thor is the sole owner of operating subsidiaries that, combined, represent the world’s largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles. For more information on the Company and its products, please go to www.thorindustries.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This release includes certain statements that are “forward looking” statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward looking statements are made based on management’s current expectations and beliefs regarding future and anticipated developments and their effects upon Thor, and inherently involve uncertainties and risks. These forward looking statements are not a guarantee of future performance. We cannot assure you that actual results will not differ materially from our expectations. Factors which could cause materially different results include, among others, raw material and commodity price fluctuations; raw material, commodity or chassis supply restrictions; the impact of tariffs on material or other input costs; the level and magnitude of warranty claims incurred; legislative, regulatory and tax law and/or policy developments including their potential impact on our dealers and their retail customers or on our suppliers; the costs of compliance with governmental regulation; legal and compliance issues including those that may arise in conjunction with recently completed or announced transactions; lower consumer confidence and the level of discretionary consumer spending; interest rate fluctuations; the potential impact of interest rate fluctuations on the general economy and specifically on our dealers and consumers; restrictive lending practices; management changes; the success of new and existing products and services; consumer preferences; the ability to efficiently utilize production facilities; the pace of acquisitions and the successful closing, integration and financial impact thereof; the potential loss of existing customers of acquisitions; our ability to retain key management personnel of acquired companies; a shortage of necessary personnel for production; the loss or reduction of sales to key dealers; disruption of the delivery of units to dealers; increasing costs for freight and transportation; asset impairment charges; cost structure changes; competition; the impact of potential losses under repurchase agreements; the potential impact of the strength of the U.S. dollar on international demand; general economic, market and political conditions; and changes to investment and capital allocation strategies or other facets of our strategic plan. Additional risks and uncertainties surrounding the acquisition of Erwin Hymer Group SE (the “Erwin Hymer Group”) include risks regarding the anticipated timing of the closing of the acquisition, the potential benefits of the proposed acquisition and the anticipated operating synergies, the satisfaction of the conditions to closing the acquisition (including obtaining necessary regulatory approvals) in the anticipated timeframe or at all, the integration of the business, changes in Euro-US dollar exchange rates that could impact the mark-to-market value of outstanding derivative instruments, the impact of exchange rate fluctuations and unknown or understated liabilities related to the acquisition and Erwin Hymer Group’s business. These and other risks and uncertainties are discussed more fully in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended July 31, 2018.

We disclaim any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward looking statements contained in this release or to reflect any change in our expectations after the date hereof or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based, except as required by law.

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CONTACT: Investor Relations: Mark Trinske


(574) 970-7912

Jeff Tryka, CFA


(574) 970-7460



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