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Tennant Company Promotes Karen Durant to Vice President, Controller

Oct. 20, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct 20, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC), a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world, announced the promotion of Karen Durant to vice president, controller.

Ms. Durant has 30 years of experience in complex multinational publicly traded companies with a unique combination of strategic experience and insight, financial expertise, and a commitment to excellence. Karen joined Tennant in 2007 and since then has taken on increasing levels of responsibility including global accounting and control functions in addition to financial reporting, tax, investor relations, and global facilities management.

Prior to Tennant, Karen held various management positions at Pentair and Honeywell. She holds a B.A. in Accounting from Augsburg College and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of St. Thomas.

"Karen brings deep experience and knowledge in financial operations," said Tom Paulson, Tennant Company vice president and CFO. "We're excited to have her lead our global financial reporting, accounting and investor functions and help drive corporate objectives through strategic insight, operational efficiency, and process and systems scalability."

Ms. Durant offices in Golden Valley, Minn., the company's global headquarters.

Company Profile

Minneapolis-based Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) is a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. Its products include equipment for maintaining surfaces in industrial, commercial and outdoor environments; chemical-free and other sustainable cleaning technologies; and coatings for protecting, repairing and upgrading floors. Tennant's global field service network is the most extensive in the industry. Tennant has manufacturing operations in Minneapolis, Minn.; Holland, Mich.; Louisville, Ky; Uden, The Netherlands; the United Kingdom; São Paulo, Brazil; and Shanghai, China; and sells products directly in 15 countries and through distributors in more than 80 countries. For more information, visit http://www.tennantco.com.

SOURCE: Tennant Company

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