Joy Global Inc.
Feb 15, 2006

Joy Global Inc. Announces First Quarter 2006 Earnings Release And Conference Call Information

Milwaukee, WI - February 15, 2006 - Joy Global Inc. (Nasdaq: JOYG) announced today that it will release first quarter earnings results prior to the opening of business on March 1, 2006. A conference call is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday, March 1, 2006, to discuss the quarterly results. John Nils Hanson, Chairman, President and CEO of Joy Global Inc. and Donald C. Roof, Executive Vice President and CFO will host the call.

Interested parties can listen to the call by dialing 800-649-5127 in the United States or 706-679-0637 outside of the United States, access code #5271926, at least 15 minutes prior to the 11:00 a.m. EST start time of the call. A rebroadcast of the call will be available until the close of business on March 17, 2006 by dialing 800-642-1687 or 706-645-9291, access code #5271926.

Alternatively, interested parties can listen to a live webcast of the call on the Joy Global Inc. web site at http://www.joyglobal.com/investorrelations/confcalls.jsp. To listen, please register and download audio software on the site at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call. A replay of the webcast will be available until the close of business on March 31, 2006.

About The Company

Joy Global Inc. is a worldwide leader in manufacturing, servicing and distributing equipment for surface mining through P&H Mining Equipment and underground mining through Joy Mining Machinery.