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Winnebago Industries Announces Management Changes.

FOREST CITY, Iowa -- Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), announced that the Board of Directors on November 3, 2009 elected Randy J. Potts to the position of Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning. In conjunction with the election of Potts, Daryl W. Krieger was appointed to the position of Director, Manufacturing.

As Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, Potts, 50, will be responsible for new business development for Winnebago Industries. A 26-year veteran of Winnebago Industries, Potts most recently served as Vice President, Manufacturing. Previously, he served as director of manufacturing, general manager of manufacturing services, as well as various other engineering and supervisory positions for the Company. Potts is a graduate of Hawkeye Institute of Technology in Waterloo, Iowa.

"Randy's background in manufacturing and engineering provides him with a great foundation for assisting us with the development of future opportunities outside the RV industry," said Winnebago Industries' Chairman, CEO and President Bob Olson. "While serving as vice president of manufacturing, Randy and his staff have made visible improvements in the manufacturing environment, adjusting to challenging market conditions, further contributing to Winnebago Industries' leadership role in the motor home industry. It is our objective to not only be the leader in the motor home industry, but also to explore diversification opportunities that will utilize our core competencies."

Daryl Krieger, 46, has been named Director, Manufacturing. He will oversee all production, inventory control, maintenance services, warehousing, manufacturing engineering and tooling areas of the Company. Krieger has 25 years of service with Winnebago Industries and most recently served as general manager, fabrication. Previously, he served as plant manager of the sawmill/cabinet shop, assembly manager for the Rialta and EuroVan Camper production, as well as several other positions throughout the Company, including a variety of other engineering and supervisory positions. Krieger earned an Associate of Arts degree from Waldorf College, Forest City, Iowa; a Bachelor of Arts degree from Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, Iowa and a Master of Science degree in manufacturing management from Kettering University, Flint, Michigan.

About Winnebago Industries

Winnebago Industries, Inc. is the leading U.S. manufacturer of motor homes which are self-contained recreation vehicles used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. The Company builds quality motor homes under the Winnebago, Itasca and ERA brand names with state-of-the-art computer-aided design and manufacturing systems on automotive-styled assembly lines. The Company's common stock is listed on the New York and Chicago Stock Exchanges and traded under the symbol WGO. Options for the Company's common stock are traded on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. For access to Winnebago Industries' investor relations material or to add your name to an automatic email list for Company news releases, visit,

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