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Murphy Tractor Acquires Eight Nortrax Equipment Locations

March 16, 2010

One of John Deere’s largest North American construction equipment dealer organizations continues to grow.

Wichita, Kan., March 16, 2010 — Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., one of John Deere’s largest North American construction equipment dealer organizations, announced today they have signed a letter of intent to expand its territory with the asset purchase of eight Nortrax Equipment locations in Ohio. The Ohio locations include Brunswick (Cleveland), Canton, Cincinnati, Columbus, Lima, Painesville, Youngstown and Vandalia (Dayton). Nortrax, headquartered in Tampa, Fl., is also a John Deere construction equipment dealer.

“The acquisition of the Ohio locations fits within our strategic growth plan”, said Tom Udland, President of Murphy Tractor. “The anticipated national economic recovery and the resultant infrastructure rebuilding bode well for our industry. We are excited to becoming involved in Ohio with its redesigned business climate. It is our intent to significantly increase the size of the business in Ohio including increased employment.”

About Murphy Tractor

Murphy Tractor & Equipment Company, Inc. is one of John Deere’s largest North American construction equipment dealers and is headquartered in Wichita, Kansas. Upon completion of the acquisition the organization will have 24 locations throughout the states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Ohio. Each location has a full complement of equipment and parts inventories, service technicians and field service capabilities. Find out more at: www.murphytractor.com

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