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February 16, 2010 11:06 ET

CNH Hosts Racine Visit of US Export-Import Bank Chairman

RACINE, WI--(Marketwire - February 16, 2010) -  Case New Holland (CNH) today hosted the Chairman of The U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank), Fred Hochberg, at its Racine, WI tractor plant, where 40% of its manufactured tractors were exported in 2009.

Ex-Im Bank is the official export credit agency of the United States and its mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets. For more than 70 years it has supported over $400 billion of U.S. exports, primarily to developing markets worldwide. In 2009, the Bank experienced its best year ever as it provided over $21 billion in support for U.S. businesses and this year it is already well ahead of that number having tripled its volume of activity in the first quarter.

CNH CEO Harold Boyanovsky highlighted the business significance of the event, "CNH already exports over 25% of the machines it produces in the U.S. and with the help of Ex-Im Bank we aim to increase our international business and, with that, create new U.S. jobs -- both at CNH and at our supplier-partners around the country."

Boyanovsky also used the event to showcase CNH's award-winning employee trade education campaign (www.cnhtrade.com) and to thank the 1,375 supplier-partners in 43 states, who all together employ more than 570,000 people to bring CNH equipment to the market.

"I am delighted to tour Case New Holland's plant today that manufactures world class agricultural equipment. Ex-Im Bank's support of the growth of exports from CNH's Racine plant and throughout the United States will help to achieve President Obama's goal of doubling exports over the next five years," Hochberg said.

"We are honored to host the Chairman today in Racine. Ex-Im Bank supports great jobs in the U.S. like the jobs we have here at CNH and those of our supplier-partners," said Joseph Samora, CNH's head of government and external affairs, who recently was appointed to the 2010 Ex-Im Bank Advisory Committee.

CNH Global N.V. is a world leader in the agricultural and construction equipment businesses. Supported by more than 11,300 dealers in 170 countries, CNH brings together the knowledge and heritage of its Case and New Holland brand families with the strength and resources of its worldwide commercial, industrial, product support and finance organizations. CNH Global N.V., whose stock is listed at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNH), is a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat S.p.A. (FIA.MI). More information about CNH and its Case and New Holland products can be found online at www.cnh.com

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