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AGCO Senior Executive, Norm Boyd, Receives Executive Appointment to Georgia's Board of Community Health by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue

DULUTH, Ga., Aug. 11, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, today announced that its Senior Vice President of Executive Development, Norman L. Boyd, has been appointed by Governor Perdue to Georgia's Board of Community Health. The Department of Community Health champions access to affordable, quality health care in our communities, responsible health planning and use of health care resource, healthy behaviors and improved health outcomes.

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Boyd has been a part of the AGCO leadership team for 16 years where he has held several key management positions. In January 2009, he was appointed Senior Vice President, Executive Development. As part of his responsibilities, Boyd works with Management Teams to provide guidance and counseling to facilitate effective support of AGCO's culture and strategy.

"Norm has served the agriculture industry well for over 30 years. He has been a tremendous value to AGCO in that his global leadership role has had a positive impact on our 14,000+ employees. I am proud to see that Governor Perdue has appointed Norm to the Board of Community Health where he can positively impact our community and share his tremendous leadership skills that he has demonstrated at AGCO," said Martin Richenhagen, Chairman, President and CEO.

Boyd presently serves on the Board of Advisors of the Georgia Coverdell Leadership Institute, is a member of the U.S. Russian Business Council and the North America Corporate Directors Association. He earned a bachelor's degree from Indiana University and completed the Executive Management Program at Dartmouth College. He has a wife, Colleen, and two grown children.

ABOUT AGCO

AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, (NYSE: AGCO) was founded in 1990 and offers a full product line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage, tillage equipment, implements, and related replacement parts. AGCO agricultural products are sold under the core brands of Challenger(R), Fendt(R), Massey Ferguson(R) and Valtra(R), and are distributed globally through more than 2,800 independent dealers and distributors, in more than 140 countries worldwide. AGCO provides retail financing through AGCO Finance. AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, USA. In 2008, AGCO had net sales of $8.4 billion. Please visit our website at www.AGCOcorp.com.

SOURCE AGCO Corporation

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