FORT WORTH, Texas, Mar 04, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AMERICREDIT CORP. (NYSE: ACF) has named Rawls Auto Auction in Leesville, S.C., as its 2009 Auction of the Year as part of the Company's nationwide Auction of Excellence program.

Every year, AmeriCredit representatives review the performance of participating auctions in a variety of categories, including customer service, marketing promotions, pre-sale activities and overall auction success to select an Auction of the Year.

"Everyone at Rawls works together to achieve success and to build a strong partnership with AmeriCredit on a daily basis," said Dan Heinrich, AmeriCredit's vice president of Asset Remarketing. "AmeriCredit sets high standards, and Rawls surpassed our expectations with their innovative approach to selling vehicles. They have built a strong foundation of loyal dealers. Consistency throughout the year in every aspect of their sales keeps Rawls at the top of our list."

Angela Williams, of Rawls Auto Auction, was on hand to accept the award at AmeriCredit's 2010 Auction Summit in Arlington, Texas. "We are honored to receive this award. This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of each and every member of our staff," said Williams. "We value our relationship with AmeriCredit, and appreciate this recognition."

Rawls received three quarterly Auction of Excellence awards from AmeriCredit in 2009 and previously won Auction of the Year in 2006. As the top auction in the Southeast region, Rawls competed with other regional award recipients for this year's national honor. The other 2009 regional winners are:

-- Midwest - Grand Rapids Auto Auction, Jenison, Mich.

-- Northeast - Mountain State Auto Auction, Shinnston, W.Va.

-- Southwest - Sparkling City, Robstown, Texas

-- West Coast - Manheim Portland Auto Auction, Portland, Ore.

About AmeriCredit Advantage

AmeriCredit's respected remarketing program is an extension of our trusted auto finance business. Through auto auctions across North America, dealers have access to used vehicles that they can buy with confidence. AmeriCredit's solid reputation throughout the industry comes from consistently offering vehicles in above average and excellent condition. For more information, visit http://auctions.americredit.com.

About AmeriCredit

AmeriCredit Corp. is a leading independent automobile finance company that provides financing solutions indirectly through auto dealers across the United States. AmeriCredit has approximately 900,000 customers and $9 billion in auto receivables. The Company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. For more information, visit www.americredit.com.

SOURCE: AmeriCredit Corp.

AmeriCredit Corp.
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