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Yamaha Announces National Hunting and Fishing Day Sweepstakes Winner
Christine Baldwin from Spokane, Wash., Receives All-New 2009 Yamaha Grizzly 550 FI

CYPRESS, Calif. – December 16, 2008 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., the leading maker of ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles for outdoorsmen, is pleased to announce the winner of the 2008 National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) sweepstakes.  Yamaha congratulates Christine Baldwin from Spokane, Wash., for winning the all-new 2009 Yamaha Grizzly 550 FI ATV.  Baldwin’s name was selected by random drawing out of more than 13,000 entries.

“Yamaha is an outspoken and continued supporter of responsible land use and conservation, whether for hunting, fishing, or simply riding ATVs, and we’re working to make a lasting impact in preserving the heritage of these activities,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha ATV/SxS group marketing manager.  “Yamaha is proud to sponsor National Hunting & Fishing Day and we congratulate Christine Baldwin for winning the Grizzly 550 FI ATV.”

Yamaha, which also has longstanding relationships with organizations such as Ducks Unlimited, Safari Club International and Buckmasters, is the first ATV and SxS manufacturer to sponsor NHFD.  Yamaha and NHFD created the ATV sweepstakes to help promote and grow the celebration in 2008.  This was the biggest year for NHFD, which enjoyed a 32 percent increase in the number of registered events and a 44 percent increase in the number of states participating.

The 2008 NHFD celebration took place on Saturday, September 27, across the nation with participation from more than 46 states.  Formalized by Congress as a public reminder that hunters, anglers and shooters are America’s premier conservation supporters – generating $100,000 every 30 minutes for fish, wildlife and habitat programs – the annual event provided an opportunity to introduce new participants to outdoor recreational sports, increase the availability of events for those already interested in participating, and show the nation the impact these activities have on efforts toward conservation.

About Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS), a leader in the motorsports market, makes the toughest, most capable and versatile ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings also include motorcycles, outboard motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, race kart engines, accessories, apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of more than 4,000 dealers in the United States.
 Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., since its incorporation in 1977, YMUS also has facilities in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information on Yamaha, visit www.yamaha-motor.com.


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