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JASPER Announces 72% Growth in Share Prices

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JASPER Associates eagerly await the new share price June 25th at the Power Drive Facility.

Jasper Engines and Transmissions CEO, Doug Bawel, shared exciting news during the Fifth Annual Shareholder Meeting at JASPER’s new Power Drive Facility.

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JASPER share prices have experienced rocket ship growth since the inception of its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in 2009. Bawel was thrilled to announce that thanks to another record year our new share price is $141.45 for 2014, which is up 72% over last year!

JASPER would like to thank its Associate Owners for delivering another outstanding year for our company! If you or someone you know would like join the JASPER family, apply at myjaspercareer.com. We offer two retirement plans, the ESOP and a matching 401K!

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Indiana’s Governor Visits JASPER Facilities

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence speaks with Maria McKitrick during his June 2nd tour of the Power Drive facility with members of JASPER’s Executive Committee.

Indiana Governor, Mike Pence visited the Jasper Engines and Transmissions facilities on June 2nd as part of a tour of southwestern Indiana.

Governor Pence met with JASPER Chairman/ CEO Doug Bawel, Company President Zach Bawel, along with members of JASPER’s Executive Committee, to discuss current political issues. Following their meeting, Governor Pence was given a personal tour of the Wernsing Road and Power Drive facilities.

The opening of JASPER’s Power Drive facility comes on the heels of other good job reports in Indiana. Dubois county has the lowest unemployment rate in Indiana at 2.9%, well below the state average of 5.4%.

In describing the meeting, Bawel said, “The Governor was very impressed with JASPER’s work ethic and, more importantly, the quality of the products our Associates remanufacture.”

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Powell Named Director of JASPER Branch Operations

Powell, KevinJASPER congratulates Kevin Powell as he has been named Director of Branch Operations.

In this position, Kevin will oversee the operations at JASPER’s 43 branch offices from coast to coast. He also has responsibility for the Branch Auditing and Routing Departments. Kevin will work closely with Regional Management, Branch Auditors, Routers, and Associates at each branch, to ensure operations are running smoothly and that JASPER continues the tradition of building strong relationships with customers and Associates.

Kevin has been a JASPER Associate since 2002 when he began as a Branch Auditor.

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Bueltel Named JASPER CFO

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JASPER has announced that Linda Bueltel has been named Chief Financial Officer.

In her position, Linda will manage the Accounting, Tax, Acquisition & Regulatory Compliance Functions as well as oversee the Audit and Valuation processes. She will work closely with the Board of Directors, External Auditors, and Operations on reporting the financial results and opportunities to allow JASPER to continue the tradition of building strong relationships with customers and Associates.

Linda has been a JASPER Associate since 2007 when she began managing the tax process. Congratulations Linda!

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Jasper Engines & Transmissions has named its Supplier Award winners for 2014 performance. There were 13 total recipients named in the following three categories, plus an award for outstanding individual partner.

GROWTH Awards
AVON AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS
S.A. GEAR INC
DIESEL FORWARD
EAGLE PRECISION PRODUCTS LLC

SERVICE Awards
SONNAX INDUSTRIES
ELGIN INDUSTRIES
CORTECO
MODERN SILICONE

QUALITY Awards
UNITED ENGINE & MACHINE CO
KING ENGINE BEARINGS
NPR OF AMERICA, LLC
BORG WARNER
EXEDY GLOBALPARTS CORP

Outstanding Individual Partner Award
GEORGE SUTTON – MAHLE

Each supplier received a trophy honoring their key role to the company as a true vendor partner in 2014. JASPER presents these awards, annually, to recognize the company’s Partners in Success.

The Growth Award winners were based on a percentage increase spent from 2013 to 2014 (minimum spent = $100,000).

The Quality Award listing was established by joint nominating efforts between JASPER Sourcing and Quality Teams in key areas such as: Supplier Scorecard Results, Corrective Action Requests, Warranties, Quality Control First-Piece History and Quality Issue Resolution.

The Service Award winners were established by joint nominating efforts between Sourcing and Buyers in key areas including: Supplier Scorecard Results, “Can Do” Attitude, Sense of Urgency, Timely Responses, Problem Resolution, and High Level of Expertise.

The Outstanding Individual Partner Award was established by nominating efforts of the Sourcing team, in key areas such as: “Above and Beyond” Daily Support, Timely Responses, Price Negotiations, Critical Decision Making, Part Expediting, and Overall Collaboration and Partnership.

“JASPER is proud to recognize all of these suppliers this year,” says Jay Nelson, JASPER Supplier Development-Sourcing Manager. “We have developed great relationships with many of our suppliers and they continue to be critical partners in the success of Jasper Engines & Transmissions.  In the aftermarket industry, we must all continue to work together to provide the highest quality product; and price those products to provide the greatest value to the customer.”

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Another Successful Pie in The Eye Fund-raiser!

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ITD’s Dave Sutton received two pies as the top fund-raising Associate at Pie in The
Eye 2015.

This year’s Pie in The Eye event raised over $1,000 for Dubois County Relay for Life, and was considered the most successful in the seven-year history of the fund-raiser.

The top three earners received a pie tossed by Chris Hochgesang, last year’s top recipient. Third place went to Austin Bolton, who received a banana cream pie. Tyler Kirkman was awarded a chocolate pie for his second place finish.

Associates from Indiana Tool & Die held several fundraisers to make sure Department Manager Dave Sutton got his just desserts. Their efforts paid off as Dave had $770 raised against him, which was a record for money raised for an individual Associate.

After receiving his strawberry pie for being the top Associate, Dave earned a second pie from Ryan Nelson, who won a raffle for the opportunity to “deliver” it.

“We definitely could not be making a difference in Dubois County Relay (for Life) without the efforts of our Associates,” said Cori Sturgeon, Pie in The Eye event coordinator. “This activity is the most fun we get to do for Relay for Life every year!”

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New JASPER Look… Same Great Service

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This is how JASPER’s new rolling billboards look on a RAM Promaster delivery van
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a Hino box truck (upper right) and on a 53′ trailer (bottom).

JASPER’s over-the-road fleet is getting a new look, as several new 53-foot trailers, box trucks and
delivery vans are put into service.

One side of the vehicle displays a discussion between an automotive technician and their customer
over an engine installation, while the opposite shows a transmission consultation. When motorists
see these rolling billboards pass by, they’ll see a message asking them to contact their professional
technician about the millions of remanufactured products installed.

“We’re trying to tell the general public that it is commonplace to install remanufactured products,”
said Mike Pfau, JASPER Advertising General Manager. “We want to direct these potential customers
to have their vehicles serviced by professional technicians.”

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Seeking 2016 JASPER Calendar Entries

It is amazing how fast the year is going! Roughly one-quarter of 2015 is already behind us! If you, or your customers, have a vehicle with a JASPER product in it, and would like to have a spot in the 2016 JASPER calendar, here is your opportunity!

The August 3rd deadline is quickly approaching… So don’t hesitate… Send us your entry! Entrants must submit a high-resolution color photograph and information about their unique vehicle, or performance car or truck, along with the JASPER remanufactured product that has been installed. Vehicles should be placed in a “show” type setting. Low resolution digital images transferred onto photo paper cannot be accepted. High-resolution digital images, 8” x 10” at 300 dpi, are preferred. All entries will be judged based on adherence to the category, equipment appearance and the quality of the photograph.

REMINDER!!! The deadline for 2016 Calendar entries is August 3rd. If you have vehicle images, and would like to request an entry form, or for additional information, contact Jennifer Hohl at jennifer.hohl@jasperengines.com.

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JASPER 2015 Performance Show Schedule

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The first show of the year took place at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Jasper Engines & Transmissions will be on the road in 2015, celebrating nearly 75 years of business in the automotive remanufacturing industry.

As a way to better educate the public on our remanufacturing capabilities, JASPER has updated its mobile marketing rig, appropriately named the “JASPER Rolling Showcase.” The “Showcase” will make at least nine appearances at high-profile car shows and performance events from April through October.

The JASPER Rolling Showcase brings along several product displays, including components from the gas engine, transmission, performance and Authentic Custom Drivetrain divisions. JASPER Associates are on hand at each event, so visitors can walk up and ask about our remanufacturing processes.

• April 9-12, Charlotte Spring Auto Fair and Swap Meet – Charlotte, NC
• April 22-26, Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet and Corral – Carlisle, PA
• June 19-21, MSRA (Minnesota Street Rod Association) – St. Paul, MN
• July 17-19, Syracuse Nationals – Syracuse, NY
• August 6-9, NSRA Nationals (National Street Rod Association) – Louisville, KY
• August 28-30, Frog Follies – Evansville, IN
• August 28-30, Corvettes at Carlisle – Carlisle, PA
• September 11-12, Shades of the Past – Pigeon Forge, TN
• October 8-11, Cruisn’ The Coast – Biloxi, MS

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Orlando Branch Takes Top Award from Annual Sales Banquet

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The Orlando branch is represented by JASPER Factory Representatives (left to right) Shelby Damron, R.B. Burkhardt and Darin Damron.

The Orlando, Florida, branch of Jasper Engines & Transmissions took home the President’s Award for 2014 at the company’s annual sales banquet January 27th. Recognized as JASPER’s top branch award, the President’s Award is based upon improvements in many categories, including:
• Percentage and total dollar sales increase
• Percentage and number of units sold increase in every product category
• Percentage of profit increase and dollars increase of profit

In addition, the Orlando branch received awards for Most Improved Gas Engine Sales and Most Improved National Account Sales.

“We want to pass along congratulations to all the Associates of the Orlando branch for winning the President’s Award for 2014,” says Zach Bawel, JASPER President. “The Florida market for JASPER products continues to grow and prosper. We look forward to continued growth from our Orlando branch in the future.”

“Congratulations to the entire staff of our Orlando branch for taking top honors in 2014,” added Joe McDonald, JASPER Regional Vice President. “The branch exceeded sales expectations by providing exceptional service and products to the finest customers in the Florida area.”

Individually, Orlando Factory Representatives, Darin Damron and Shelby Damron, were named Silver Level recipients, achieving a company sales increase in 2014 over the previous two consecutive years. Orlando Factory Representative R.B. Burkhardt was a Bronze Level recipient, achieving a company sales increase in 2014 over the previous year.

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