Raven Industries Announces New Slingshot API Implementation With ZedX, Inc.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., April 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Raven Industries (Nasdaq:RAVN) has announced a new Slingshot API implementation with ZedX, Inc., a leader in agricultural information technology solutions. With this implementation, the user’s Slingshot data is now transmitted wirelessly from the field and is fully integrated into the ZedX AgFleet® software. Data can move seamlessly between machine and office, as applied files are simply downloaded and historical files, previously sent wirelessly, can be easily retrieved.

“We are proud to start the 2013 growing season with Slingshot. The powerful engine that is AgFleet is complemented with the sophistication of Raven’s wireless technology. Our customers will have a competitive advantage with this partnership,” said Brian Antonucci, chief operating officer at ZedX, Inc. “With the accuracy of AgFleet’s product suite paired with Raven’s Slingshot, your farm will have the most accurate applied acres in the business.”

According to Paul Welbig, director of Slingshot operations for Raven Industries, “This new partnership utilizing the Slingshot API is a great example of how barriers are breaking down in the agricultural industry in order for growers and ag retailers to share data in an easy and positive manner. Ag retailers will realize greater efficiencies in their data management processes, gain the ability to create and transfer controller files, and utilize remote file transfer and support.”

About ZedX, Inc: ZedX, Inc. is a leader in the development of information technology (IT) products and services for the agricultural and environmental industries. It’s recognitions of excellence include weather data processing, climate analyses, ecological, entomological, and agronomic application models, and innovative geo-referenced, web-based tools that integrate data and model outputs  into practical decision support products. ZedX’s customer base includes growers, businesses of all sizes, public institutions, governments, and international agencies. The company embraces quality, two-way customer support. Visit www.zedxinc.com for more information.

About Raven Industries, Inc: Since 1956, Raven Industries has designed and manufactured high quality, high-value technical products.  Raven is publicly traded on NASDAQ (RAVN) and has earned an international reputation for innovation, product quality, high performance, and unmatched service.  Raven’s purpose is to solve great challenges in areas of safety, feeding the world, energy independence, and resource preservation.  To  realize this purpose, we utilize our strengths in engineering, manufacturing, and technological innovation to serve the precision agriculture, high performance specialty films, aerospace, and electronic manufacturing services markets.  Visit www.RavenInd.com for more information.

Forward-Looking Statements: This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements regarding the expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. Without limiting the foregoing, the words “anticipates,” “believes,” “expects,”  “intends,” “may,” “plans,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The company intends that all forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. Although management believes that the expectations reflected in forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there is no assurance these assumptions are correct or that these expectations will be achieved. Assumptions involve important risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect results in the future. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those relating to the inability to achieve objectives established for research and development activities, or changes in competition, raw material availability, technology or relationships with the company’s largest customers—any of which could  adversely affect any of the company’s product lines—as well as other risks described in Raven’s 10-K under Item 1A. This list is not exhaustive, and the company does not have an obligation to revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date these statements are made.

CONTACT:  Jessica DeJong

          Marketing Communications Coordinator 

          Raven Industries 

          605.357.0449

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