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Rawhide and Snap-on Unveil Major Tool Donation

Snap-on Tool Donation

Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA), a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, diagnostics, equipment, software and service solutions for professional users, presented a major donation of tools and equipment (valued at $104,954) on October 19, 2012 to the Rawhide Work Experience and Vehicle Donation Programs to assist in teaching valuable job skills and processing donated cars, boats and trailers.

“This Snap-on tool donation provides a significant improvement in our ability to provide a meaningful work experience environment for Rawhide youth as they learn valuable job skills in the automotive technology field,” stated John Solberg, Executive Director of Rawhide. “This donation continues to demonstrate a strong commitment on the part of Snap-on and its associates and franchisees to invest in redirecting the lives of at risk youth and provide them with the state of the art tools and equipment as they learn,” concluded Solberg.

Snap-on has been a strong supporter of the Rawhide Vehicle Donation program since 1989. In that year, a large initial donation of tools provided Rawhide with the means to grow the donated vehicle program and provide training to youth in a real-world work setting. Hundreds of young men have since been trained in the field of auto mechanics during their stay because of Snap-on’s continued generosity.

”Snap-on is proud to be able to further support Rawhide Boys Ranch in its mission,” said Alicia Smales, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Snap-on Incorporated.  “We are pleased to make this donation to a program that is dedicated to making a difference to those at critical junctures in their lives.”

In addition to this donation, Snap-on Sales Developer, Gary Groff and Snap-on franchisees in the area encouraged their customers to donate a used vehicle to Rawhide in recognition of their shared commitment to support the Rawhide mission.  Northeast Wisconsin-based dealerships and repair shops that utilize Snap-on® tools donated used vehicles during their customer appreciation event on October 19.

About Rawhide

Located outside of New London, Wisconsin, Rawhide Boys Ranch emphasizes a faith-based residential environment as an alternative to juvenile corrections for court-referred and at-risk young men. Rawhide is largely supported by donations of cars, boats, campers, and financial gifts. Donated items are processed on grounds and provide meaningful, real world job training skills to youth at Rawhide.  In addition, Rawhide provides services to youth and their families through community-based programs, such as outpatient counseling. Families interested in scheduling an appointment for outpatient counseling services should visit www.rawhide.enfusendev.com/strongfamily or call toll free 1-877-300-9101. Most major health insurance plans are accepted and a sliding fee is also available. Learn more about Rawhide by calling (920) 982-6100 or visiting the website at www.rawhide.enfusendev.com.

About Snap-on

Snap-on Incorporated is a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks. Products and services include hand and power tools, tool storage, diagnostics software, information and management systems, shop equipment and other solutions for vehicle dealerships and repair centers, as well as for customers in industries, including aviation, aerospace, agriculture, construction, government and military, mining, natural resources and power generation. Products and services are sold through the company’s franchisee, company-direct, distributor and internet channels. Founded in 1920, Snap-on is a $2.9 billion, S&P 500 company headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin.