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The Toro Company Announces the Sale of its Australia-Based Residential Pope Products Business

POSTED ON July 2, 2024 @ 5:11 pm

Reinforces focus on strategic priorities that provide the greatest profitable growth opportunities

The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC), through its wholly-owned subsidiaries Toro Australia Pty Ltd and Toro Australia Group Sales Pty Ltd based in South Australia (collectively “Toro Australia”), today announced the sale of its Pope Products residential garden watering and irrigation business to The AMES Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF). Pope irrigation and garden watering products are sold exclusively in Australia and New Zealand.

This transaction represents The Toro Company’s commitment to disciplined portfolio management and prudent capital allocation strategies. The transaction also represents an opportunity for Toro Australia to enhance its focus on the best opportunities to drive long-term profitable growth in the golf, sports fields and grounds, professional contractor, rental and residential markets. The financial results related to the Pope Products business have historically been included in the company’s residential segment results. The impact of this divestiture is immaterial to the company’s fiscal 2024 financial results and was already considered in the previously shared outlook for the third quarter and full-year.

About Toro Australia and Pope Products

Toro Australia, a subsidiary of The Toro Company, is a provider of innovative outdoor solutions for the golf, sports fields and grounds, landscape contractor, construction, residential and agricultural markets across Australia and New Zealand. Founded in 1925, the Pope Products brand represents a broad range of garden watering and irrigation products to help residential customers create and maintain beautiful gardens. Learn more at: www.toro.com.au.

About The Toro Company

The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment including turf and landscape maintenance, snow and ice management, underground utility construction, rental and specialty construction, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. With net sales of $4.55 billion in fiscal 2023, The Toro Company’s global presence extends to more than 125 countries through a portfolio of brands that includes Toro, Ditch Witch, Exmark, Spartan, BOSS, Ventrac, American Augers, Trencor, Subsite, HammerHead, Radius, Perrot, Hayter, Unique Lighting Systems, Irritrol, and Lawn-Boy. Through constant innovation and caring relationships build on trust and integrity, The Toro Company and its brands have built a legacy of excellence by helping customers work on golf courses, sports fields, construction sites, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties and agricultural operations. For more information, visit www.thetorocompany.com.

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