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THOR ANNOUNCES RECORD 3 AND 9 MONTHS SALES; STRONG MARKET SHARE INCREASE

 NEW YORK, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Thor Industries Inc. (NYSE: THO) announced today record preliminary sales for the 3 and 9 months ended April 30, 1993.
 Sales in the quarter were $117.4 million, up 52 percent from $77.0 million last year. Sales for the 9 months were $301.7 million, up 62 percent from $186.4 million last year.
 RV sales were $101.1 million in the quarter, up 60 percent from $63.2 million last year. For the 9 months, RV sales were $261.7 million, up 69 percent from $154.7 million last year. Small and mid-size bus sales were $16.3 million in the quarter, up 19 percent from $13.7 million last year and $40 million in the 9 months, up 26 percent from $31.7 million last year.
 Thor RV unit retail sales for the 4 months ended April were up 56 percent over last year, indicating a very strong market share growth. If unit retail sales for Four Winds, acquired on June 1, 1992, are included for the 1992 period, Thor RV unit retail sales for the 4 months were up 38 percent.
 Thor Industries Inc. is the second largest manufacturer of RVs and the largest builder of small and mid size buses in North America.
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 /CONTACT: Wade F. B. Thompson or Peter B. Orthwein of Thor Industries Inc., 212-370-1570/
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