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Raven Engineered Films Division Adds New Director of Sales and Business Development

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Feb. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Raven Industries Engineered Films Division (Nasdaq:RAVN), an innovative manufacturer of specialty plastic film and sheeting, has named Bart Brown their new Director of Sales and Business Development. Bart brings over 25 years of experience working for a Fortune 200 company in private sector consumer electronics. He has an extensive leadership portfolio in sales and marketing, operations, innovation, and executive strategies. In his new role, Bart will be responsible for developing and executing a sustainable business model to drive sales growth and profits for the division.

"We are excited to welcome Bart to our team. He brings a wealth of experience for providing high-quality solutions that go hand-in-hand with our strong commitment to innovation, quality, and service. This position is critical to the team moving forward as we further expand our current and global business presence," stated Anthony Schmidt, vice president and general manager for Raven Industries Engineered Films Division.

Bart will play a key role in the direction of product sales by targeting progressive market solutions, along with the advancement of new business through growth of regional and global account sales. His forward-looking business strategy will encase core Raven values by providing our customers and business partners with cutting-edge product technology, exceptional service, and true value-add products to position them for success in competitive markets.

"Raven was an obvious choice after meeting the team. They are truly committed to solving great challenges, and making a difference through technology and operational excellence. I am very optimistic about playing an integral role in this impressive organization and contributing to their successes," stated Bart Brown, director of sales and business development for Raven Industries Engineered Films Division.

Raven Industries is fully committed to developing innovative materials by engineering value-added and sustainable products to meet and exceed the latest industry standards. The Raven development team is readily available to discuss any product opportunities. Please contact us today for more information, or visit the Raven Engineered Films website at www.RavenEFD.com.

About Engineered Films Division: Raven Industries' Engineered Films Division has established a well-known reputation for manufacturing and supplying high performance flexible films and sheeting to major markets throughout the United States and abroad. Engineered Films' strategic mission is to produce critical film and sheeting for the containment and preservation of natural environmental resources. Their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and proven product expertise allows them to offer the most innovative and targeted product solutions in the industry. Find out more about Raven Engineered Films at www.ravenefd.com, or visit them on Twitter or Facebook. ISO 9001:2008 Certified Management System.

Raven Engineered Films Division Brands: Marketing products under the Rufco®, DuraSkrim®, VaporBlock®, VaporBlock® Plus™, VaporBlock® G™, Canvex®, FeedFresh®, FeedPro™, FeedPro-G™, VaporSafe®, GrainMax™, SoilSeal™, Absolute Barrier® brands.

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: Cheryl Butler, Marketing Manager Raven Industries, Inc. - Engineered Films Division Ph.: 605-335-0174, Fax: 605-331-0333 Email: cheryl.butler@ravenind.comSource:Raven Industries, Inc.