Synchrony Financial and Polaris Expand Powersports Consumer Financing Program

Consumers now have financing options for on- and off-road vehicles
and snowmobiles

a premier consumer financial services company with 80 years of retail
heritage, today announced a multi-year renewal and expansion of its
program to provide consumer financing for Polaris
powersports products.

Polaris is a leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, including
all-terrain vehicles and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR®
side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road
electric/hybrid powered vehicles.

Synchrony Financial has provided financing for Polaris motorcycles since
2006. Qualifying buyers will now have access to special financing
options and exclusive offers1 for nearly all of Polaris’
products through their more than 1,500 dealers in the United States.

“The availability of financing is important for consumers making major
purchases and for the continued growth of our Powersports partners,”
said Glenn Marino, executive vice president and CEO, Payment Solutions,
Synchrony Financial. “Polaris’ powersports enthusiasts now have more
flexibility to purchase the vehicle they want through new financing

A 2014 study commissioned by Synchrony Financial of powersports
customers explores the path to purchase and shows that, while value is
important, the majority of shoppers choose a brand based on quality and
trust. It also confirmed the importance of financing, with 76% of survey
respondents who have used dealer financing saying it helps make large
purchases more affordable, and 52% saying they would not have made the
purchase, or gone to another retailer, had financing not been available.

“We’re pleased to expand our relationship with Synchrony Financial due
to their deep experience and insights into customer trends in the
powersports industry,” said Michael T. Speetzen, executive vice
president and CFO, Polaris Industries Inc. “They clearly understand our
customers and know how to provide the right financing for them to get
the vehicles they want and need.”

1Subject to terms and conditions.

2Conducted by a third party, the Synchrony Financial 2014
Powersports Consumer Study explores the customer path to purchase and
surveyed consumers who had either made, or planned to make, a $500+
purchase of a motorcycle, all-terrain or utility terrain vehicle, or
personal watercraft within six months.

About Polaris®

Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual
2014 sales of $4.5 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and
markets innovative, high quality off-road consumer and military
vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER®
and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road
electric/hybrid powered vehicles. Polaris is among the global sales
leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a
presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with
the Victory® and Indian Motorcycle® and Slingshot® brands. Additionally,
Polaris continues to invest in the global Work and Transportation
vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie
SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris
enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris
Engineered Parts, Accessories and Apparel, Klim® branded apparel and ORV
accessories under the Kolpin,® Cycle Country® and Pro Armor® brands.
Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the
symbol “PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock
price index. Information about the complete line of Polaris products,
apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris
dealers or anytime at

About Synchrony Financial

Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF)
is one of the nation’s premier consumer financial services companies.
Our roots in consumer finance trace back to 1932, and today we are the
largest provider of private label credit cards in the United States
based on purchase volume and receivables.* We provide a range of credit
products through programs we have established with a diverse group of
national and regional retailers, local merchants, manufacturers, buying
groups, industry associations and healthcare service providers to help
generate growth for our partners and offer financial flexibility to our
customers. Through our partners’ over 300,000 locations across the
United States and Canada, and their websites and mobile applications, we
offer our customers a variety of credit products to finance the purchase
of goods and services. Synchrony Financial (formerly GE Capital Retail
Finance) offers private label and co-branded Dual Card™ credit cards,
promotional financing and installment lending, loyalty programs and
FDIC-insured savings products through Synchrony Bank. More information
can be found at,

*Source: The Nilson Report (April, 2015, Issue # 1062) –
based on 2014 data.

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For Synchrony Financial
Marlys Knutson, 763-542-0533