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Tennant Company Promotes Lisa Blocher to Vice President of Global Strategic Accounts

Oct. 17, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct 17, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC), a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing of solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world, announced the promotion of Lisa Blocher to Vice President of Global Strategic Accounts. Ms. Blocher will lead the company's management of strategic customers and will be responsible for setting the vision and direction to identify, acquire and retain Tennant's key global accounts.

Ms. Blocher brings 20 plus years of experience in sales, strategy and relationship development with a demonstrated track record of increasing responsibility and consistent success. Lisa joined Tennant in 1990 and has held key leadership roles including most recently Director, Strategic Accounts-Americas.

"Lisa will play a pivotal role in our pursuit to be a global leader in chemical-free cleaning and other technologies," said Chris Killingstad, Tennant Company President and CEO. "Her experience will prove to be invaluable both to our customers--who are seeking the latest sustainable solutions and strategies for cleaning their global facilities--and to our own organization as we look to achieve new sales and growth objectives."

Ms. Blocher holds a B.S. in Marketing from Indiana University Kelley School of Business and will continue to reside in Minneapolis, 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.

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