BRP Offers $1.4 Million In Can-AM Contingency For 2014 Racing season

Valcourt, Québec, February 17, 2014 – BRP will provide U.S. $1.4 Million to support its industry-leading Can-Am® ATV and Side-By-Side Racing Contingency program for 2014. Regional and national racers competing with Can-Am ATVs and side-by-side vehicles in the United States and Canada are eligible for a cash payout through the program for the 2014 calendar year of racing.

“Racing has always played a key role in the composition of Can-Am DNA. By offering an industry-leading contingency program, along with our unmatched amateur support program, BRP has added incentive to those Can-Am owners who choose to race with our products,” said Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “These racer-influenced programs serve to reward dedicated product enthusiasts for their brand loyalty and also support them in their pursuit of success on the track. Ultimately, it’s a win-win, as we fully understand that racing has made integral contributions to product refinement and innovation at BRP.”

Competitors are eligible for cash payout if they race in an authorized racing series with an approved Can-Am vehicle, which includes ATVs and side-by-side vehicles. A racer can then earn a payout if they meet the terms of the contingency program and earn a qualifying finish at an approved event. Payments are mailed to the participants or their legal guardian. A participant can potentially earn additional contingency if he or she wins a class championship in an authorized series. Championship contingency can vary by class and racing series. An archived file of complete U.S. and Canadian contingency submission forms and racing series schedules for both ATV and side-by-side racing is available in both English and French here: http://can-am.brp.com/off-road/community/racing/contingency.html

Contingency cash is paid out in many major U.S. and Canadian national racing series and includes motocross, hare scramble, desert, endurance, mud and other forms of racing. Approved series include the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series, AMA ATV Motocross series, AMA HS Nationals, World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS), Best In The Desert, ATV Mud Nationals, national endurance events and numerous other regional off-road racing series. The list of qualified racing series in both the U.S. and Canada, has expanded for 2013 to include more forms of racing for both ATVs and side-by-side vehicles.

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BRP Continues Can-Am Amateur Racer Support Program Side-by-Side vehicle Portion Expands for 2014

Valcourt, Québec, February 17, 2014 – BRP announces that it will continue its Can-Am® Amateur Racer Support program and expand its support for side-by-side racing for 2014. Owners with eligible, 2012 or newer, Can-Am ATV or side-by-side vehicles can apply for the program. The amateur support program compliments BRP’s industry-leading US $1.4 Million Can-Am X-Team ATV and Side-By-Side Racing contingency program.

“BRP understands the passion and commitment required to compete for racing championships. That’s why we created both our Can-Am Amateur Racer Support and Can-Am X-Team contingency programs as a way to bolster and reward racers for their efforts,” said Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “By offering a diverse array of eligible vehicles for the support program, we’re opening it up to both ATV and side-by-side performance enthusiasts across North America. We view it as a way give back to those who choose to support the brand and, win or lose, we’re thrilled that they selected Can-Am.”

Amateur racers who want to partake in the program must purchase a qualifying new or unused ATV or side-by-side vehicle and register with an authorized Can-Am dealer. The list of ATVs includes the all 2012 or newer DS 450™, Renegade ™ and select Outlander® (see rules) models. For side-by-side vehicles, they can purchase a 2013 or newer Can-Am Maverick™ 1000R or 2012 or newer Commander™. Once they become eligible, racers who compete in applicable regional or national racing series can qualify for a vehicle rebate. Qualified racers can receive up to a $1,000 factory discount on all eligible ATVs and up to $1,500 on approved side-by-side vehicles. However, eligible vehicle numbers are limited and the program will conclude once BRP reaches that number.

Qualified racers can receive cash payouts in the amount earned based on their qualifying finishes. Payments are mailed directly to the participant or legal guardian. Upon the conclusion of the 2014 season, BRP will also award contingency payouts for overall championships earned.

Contingency cash is paid out in numerous U.S. and Canadian national and regional racing series. Those series include the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series, World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS), Best In The Desert (BITD), SCORE International, Mud Nationals, Championship Mud Racing, 12 Hours of La Tuque and many more. For 2014, the program has expanded its reach to include additional side-by-side racing circuits. The Can-Am X-Team Racing Contingency Program will be announced in a separate release.

For complete details of the 2014 program and more Can-Am racing information, visit www.can-amxteam.com.

About BRP

BRP is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles. Distributed in 105 countries, its portfolio of brands and products includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Can-Am roadsters, Evinrude outboard engines, as well as Rotax propulsion systems. BRP employs approximately 6,800 people worldwide.

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