Yamaha Praises Governor Rick Scott for His Support of the Fishing and Boating Community

Recent Actions Show Commitment to Florida Jobs

PANAMA CITY, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, the Yamaha Marine Group praised Governor Rick Scott for once
again demonstrating his commitment to over 865,000 Florida jobs
dependent on boating and fishing. The Governor has recently conducted a
thorough selection process for nominees to serve on the Gulf of Mexico
Fishery Management Council (Gulf Council), during which he made his top
priority to listen to the needs and desires of Florida’s citizens. By
acting upon the feedback he received from Floridians, the Governor has
taken action that will support over 5,500 small business in Florida.

“Governor Scott has once again demonstrated his commitment to Florida
jobs through his recent selection of Gulf Council nominees. We are
extremely thankful to the Governor for the diligence he demonstrated
throughout the process, and the care he took to make sure the citizens
of Florida had a voice in the process,” said Ben Speciale, President,
Yamaha Marine Group. “I think it is very important that the governor has
made a habit of listening to the people of his state, and that he is
strongly committed to the jobs supported by boating and fishing
businesses in Florida. The citizens of Florida are very lucky to have
leaders like Governor Scott in office.”

Governor Scott’s nominees for the Gulf Council will now be considered by
the Secretary of Commerce, who will select one final appointee to serve
on the Council. Council members are tasked with managing marine
resources to the greatest benefit of the nation, as outlined by Congress
in the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA).
Council members serve three-year terms, and are limited to a maximum of
three consecutive terms.

Yamaha has relationships with more than 300 independent boat builders
and dealers in Florida.

Yamaha Marine products are marketed throughout the United States and
around the world. Yamaha Marine Group, based in Kennesaw, Ga., supports
its 2,000 U.S. dealers and boat builders with marketing, training and
parts for Yamaha’s full line of products and strives to be the industry
leader in reliability, technology and customer service. Yamaha Marine is
the only outboard brand to have earned NMMA®’s C.S.I.
Customer Satisfaction Index award every year since its inception. Visit www.yamahaoutboards.com.

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Yamaha Marine Group
Martin Peters, 770-420-5829
Mobile: 678-763-2583
Marine Group
Austin Roebuck, 770-420-6001
Government Relations
Mobile: 678-764-3184