FOREST CITY, IOWA and CHICAGO (May 8, 2017) – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading United States recreation vehicle manufacturer, today announced an exclusive, multi-year partnership with Chicago’s north-side baseball manager, Joe Maddon. Maddon and his wife Jaye, noted RV enthusiasts, spend baseball’s offseason and spring training periods living in their motorhome and maximize their off time via the freedom owning a Winnebago affords.

As part of the new partnership, the Maddons took delivery of a new 2017 Winnebago Grand Tour (delivered in Mesa Ariz.), which contains some of the finest residential amenities and detailed finishes available in the industry, including four slideouts, a master suite, fireplace and a retractable 60” TV in the lounge area.

“What I love about Winnebago is that it is this great, iconic RV brand, but also forward thinking,” said Joe Maddon, Baseball Manager, Curse-Slayer and RV Enthusiast. “Winnebago gets us and our lifestyle – it’s our home.” 

Boosted by the recent acquisition of Grand Design RV, Winnebago Industries is off to a strong start in 2017 and looks to make a broader commercial push into the growing market by tapping into Maddon’s appeal, which spans across sports and with fans of all ages around the globe.   

"With their unique style, class and sense of adventure, Joe and Jaye are the perfect embodiment of the Winnebago brand,” said Michael Happe, Winnebago Industries President and CEO. “We are really excited to kick off this partnership with the Maddons and collaborate with them as we introduce Winnebago and the appeal of the RV lifestyle to a new generation of fans.”

Joe and Jaye took delivery of their new Winnebago in Mesa, Ariz., during ’17 spring training, and footage is available at the links below. Winnebago will also be rolling out additional extensions of the Meet the Maddons campaign throughout the season, including a forthcoming Korked Baseball/Respect 90 T-shirt collaboration, media campaign and social media extensions. For more information, visit     

About Winnebago Industries

Winnebago Industries is a leading U.S. manufacturer of recreation vehicles under the Winnebago and Grand Design brands, which are used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities.  The Company builds quality motorhomes, travel trailers and fifth wheel products.  Winnebago has multiple facilities in Iowa, Indiana, Oregon and Minnesota.  The Company's common stock is listed on the New York and Chicago Stock Exchanges and traded under the symbol WGO.  Options for the Company's common stock are traded on the Chicago Board Options Exchange.  For access to Winnebago's investor relations material or to add your name to an automatic email list for Company news releases, visit

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