FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Newmar Corporation (“Newmar”), a leading manufacturer of Class A and Super C motorized recreation vehicles (RVs). Consideration paid included $270 million in cash plus two million shares of Winnebago Industries common stock.
“The acquisition of Newmar further strengthens our core RV Platform and enhances the scale and profitability of our overall motorhome business,” said Winnebago Industries President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Happe. “We are excited to welcome Newmar into our premium portfolio and look forward to working with their dedicated and talented team and high-quality dealer network to drive new growth opportunities and significant value creation for our employees, customers, and shareholders.”
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC acted as financial advisor to Winnebago Industries and Faegre Baker Daniels LLP served as legal advisor.
Winnebago Industries, Inc. is a leading U.S. manufacturer of outdoor lifestyle products under the Winnebago, Grand Design, Newmar and Chris-Craft brands, which are used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. The Company builds quality motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheel products and boats. Winnebago Industries has multiple facilities in Iowa, Indiana, Oregon, Minnesota, and Florida. The Company’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and traded under the symbol WGO. For access to Winnebago Industries’ investor relations material or to add your name to an automatic email list for Company news releases, visit http://investor.wgo.net.
Established in 1968, Newmar is an innovator and leader in the RV manufacturing industry. Newmar has an industry leading portfolio of premium motorhomes in the Class A Diesel, Class A Gas and Super C categories sold through a nationwide dealer network in the US and Canada. Newmar is well known for its product quality and unique customer service model. Newmar is located in Nappanee, Indiana and has manufacturing and customer service operations there. A nationwide network of 55 dealer service centers provides customer service and support.