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Daniel Slater Joins Spartan Motors

CHARLOTTE, Michigan, January 5, 2015 - Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) (“Spartan” or the “Company”) announced that Daniel Slater has joined the Company as President of its Emergency Response business, effective January 5, 2015. He will report to Daryl Adams, Spartan’s incoming President and Chief Executive Officer.

“I am excited to welcome Dan to Spartan as President of our Emergency Response segment. Dan brings extensive experience and the skills needed to lead the resurgence of Spartan Emergency Response. He has demonstrated his ability to turn a loss-making operation into a significantly profitable business and to improve operating metrics through the application of Lean Manufacturing principles. I look forward to working with Dan as we accelerate the pace of change in the Emergency Response business,” Adams said.

John Sztykiel, Spartan’s retiring President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Dan has successfully led a business similar to Spartan Emergency Response – a strong brand in need of improved operating performance. We are confident that he will provide the leadership needed to grow profitably and deliver to our customers and dealers the highest quality, best performing fire apparatus available.”

Mr. Slater was most recently Vice President and General Manager of Terex Cranes, Inc., a manufacturer of rough terrain cranes, truck cranes and boom trucks with annual revenues of approximately $500 million. Prior to joining Terex Cranes, he was President of the Manufacturing Performance Solutions group of RWD, Inc., a management consulting and training firm. He held manufacturing management positions for BMW Manufacturing Corporation and Toyota Motor Manufacturing USA and Volkswagen of America.