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R1TRO1 THE TORO COMPANY 8111 LYNDALE AVENUE SOUTH BLOOMINGTON, MN 55420 You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the above company, and the materials you should review before you cast your vote are now available. This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. Proxy Materials Available ** IMPORTANT NOTICE ** Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials THE TORO COMPANY Shareholder Meeting to be held on 03/18/09 Notice and Proxy Statement Annual Report See the Reverse Side for Meeting Information and Instructions on How to Vote •• Have the 12 Digit Control Number available and visit: www.proxyvote.com PROXY MATERIALS - VIEW OR RECEIVE You can choose to view the materials online or receive a paper or e-mail copy. There is NO charge for requesting a copy. Requests, instructions and other inquiries will NOT be forwarded to your investment advisor. To facilitate timely delivery please make the request as instructed below on or before 03/04/09. HOW TO VIEW MATERIALS VIA THE INTERNET HOW TO REQUEST A COPY OF MATERIALS 1) BY INTERNET - www.proxyvote.com 2) BY TELEPHONE - 1-800-579-1639 3) BY E-MAIL* - sendmaterial@proxyvote.com *If requesting materials by e-mail, please send a blank e-mail with the 12 Digit Control Number (located on the following page) in the subject line.


R1TRO2 Meeting Type: Annual Meeting Date: 03/18/09 Meeting Time: 1:30 P.M., CDT For holders as of: 01/23/09 Meeting Location: Meeting Information The Toro Company 8111 Lyndale Avenue South Bloomington, MN 55420 Many shareholder meetings have attendance requirements including, but not limited to, the possession of an attendance ticket issued by the entity holding the meeting. Please check the meeting materials for any special requirements for meeting attendance. At the Meeting, you will need to request a ballot to vote these shares. Vote In Person How To Vote Vote By Internet To vote now by Internet, go to WWW.PROXYVOTE.COM. Use the Internet to transmit your voting instructions and for electronic delivery of information up until 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time the day before the cut-off date or meeting date. Have your notice in hand when you access the web site and follow the instructions.


Voting items 2. Approve an amendment to The Toro Company 2000 Directors Stock Plan to increase the number of shares of our common stock authorized for issuance under the plan by 65,000. 3. Ratify the selection of KPMG LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for our fiscal year ending October 31, 2009. 1. Election of the following three nominees as Directors for a three-year term: The Board of Directors Recommends a Vote FOR all nominees for Director and FOR Proposals 2 and 3. 01) Janet K. Cooper 02) Gary L. Ellis 03) Gregg W. Steinhafel R1TRO3