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NEW HOLLAND, PA - (August 1, 2008) - John J. Stevenson has been named Vice President, Sales and Marketing, for New Holland Agriculture in North America, according to an announcement by Harold Boyanovsky, president and chief executive officer of CNH Global, N.V. The appointment will be effective August 1, 2008.

Stevenson will maintain his office at New Holland Agriculture North American headquarters in New Holland, Pa. He will report directly to Boyanovsky, who also serves as President of New Holland Agriculture worldwide.

"Mr. Stevenson is bringing us a wealth of extensive experience in the equipment industry as he assumes the duties of overseeing our sales, marketing and support functions of New Holland agricultural products in North America," Boyanovsky said. "We are pleased to welcome an individual who brings such impressive credentials to our New Holland family."

Stevenson's credentials include most recently serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of American LaFrance LLC, a U.S.-based manufacturer of fire, rescue and other emergency response vehicles. Prior to that, he served in senior management positions at Freightliner, Volvo Trucks North America, and Mack Trucks. His background also includes proficiencies in organizational management, manufacturing, distribution, purchasing, logistics, product marketing, service and sales. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA.

New Holland, a division of CNH Global N.V. (NYSE: CNH), a majority owned subsidiary of Fiat S.p.A. (FIA:MI), is a world leader in agricultural, utility and construction equipment. New Holland sells and services an innovative and diverse line of equipment, including a full line of tractors as well as hay and forage equipment, harvesting, crop production and material handling equipment.

Sales, parts and service are provided to customers by New Holland dealers throughout the United States and Canada. There are more than 1,100 New Holland dealerships located throughout North America.