Spartan Motors Names Dominic Romeo to Board of Directors

CHARLOTTE, Mich., Oct. 25, 2017 – Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPAR) (“Spartan” or the “Company”),
a global leader in specialty chassis and vehicle design, manufacturing and assembly, today announced
that Dominic A. Romeo has been named to the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Romeo was also
appointed to the Board’s Audit Committee.

On the heels of sharing its aggressive plans for growth into 2020 at a recent Analyst and Investor Day in
NYC, it is no secret that Spartan is laser focused on growth. Adding Dominic Romeo to the Board of
Directors brings a longtime financial professional to the Board, in a time when Spartan plans to grow
both organically and through acquisitions.

James Sharman, Chairman of the Board, commented on Mr. Romeo’s appointment, “We are pleased to
welcome Dominic to Spartan’s Board of Directors. We believe his experience and knowledge in finance,
international business, and manufacturing will be helpful as Spartan develops and grows. We look
forward to working with him and gaining from his extensive experience.”

Mr. Romeo currently serves on the board of Novanta Inc., a leading technology supplier to medical and
advanced industrial equipment manufacturers and BBB Industries, an automotive parts manufacturer,
held by Pamplona Capital Management. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer of Thor Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of recreational vehicles. Prior to Thor,
he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of IDEX Corporation, a leading global
manufacturer of pump products, dispensing equipment, and other engineered products.

Romeo’s professional experience includes GE Aircraft Engines where he held multiple financial roles in
audit and financial planning, and later Honeywell International, Inc., a diversified technology and
manufacturing company that services customers globally, where he rose to the positions of Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer of Honeywell Aerospace.

“I look forward to joining Spartan Motors’ Board of Directors. I am confident that my background,
coupled with the relationships I’ve already built with Spartan’s executives and Independent Directors
will further the collaborative nature of evaluating new opportunities while simultaneously continuing to
strengthen the business’ core as we work together to guide this great organization into its next phase of
overwhelming growth,” Romeo commented.

Mr. Romeo holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Accounting and Business Administration from
Manchester University.

The Company’s Board of Directors now consists of Chairman James Sharman, Mr. Daryl Adams, Mr.
Richard Current, Mr. Richard Dauch, Mr. Ron Harbour, Mr. James Orchard, Mr. Andrew Rooke, and Mr.
Dominic Romeo.

For more information on Spartan Motors, visit www.spartanmotors.com.

About Spartan Motors
Spartan Motors, Inc. is a leading designer, engineer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of
specialty vehicles, specialty chassis, vehicle bodies and parts for the fleet and delivery, recreational
vehicle (RV), emergency response, defense forces and contract assembly (light / medium duty truck)
markets. The Company’s brand names — Spartan Motors, Spartan Specialty Vehicles, Spartan
Emergency Response, Spartan Parts and Accessories; Smeal® and its family of brands, including Ladder
Tower™ and UST®; and Utilimaster®, a Spartan Motors Company — are known for quality, durability,
performance, customer service and first-to-market innovation. The Company employs approximately
2,200 associates and operates facilities in Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Wisconsin,
Nebraska, South Dakota; Saltillo, Mexico; and Lima, Peru. Spartan reported sales of $591 million in 2016.
Visit Spartan Motors at www.spartanmotors.com.