FORT WORTH, Texas, March 3, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AmeriCredit
Corp. (NYSE: ACF) today announced selection of its primary philanthropic
initiatives, or "Signature Events," for 2008: the March of Dimes, Salvation
Army and United Way. AmeriCredit's Canadian team members will support the
Salvation Army, United Way, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
"AmeriCredit has always invested in relationships, and enhancing the
communities in which we live and work is an important part of that," said
AmeriCredit President and CEO Dan Berce. "Our company supports organizations
that provide for many people in need, and we are proud that our employees
generously give of their time and resources."
AmeriCredit's philanthropic initiatives were chosen based on employee
interest, breadth of communities and people served, and availability of
volunteer opportunities for its team members. The company has proudly
supported both the March of Dimes and United Way for 12 consecutive years and
Salvation Army for the last seven years in a row. In 2007, AmeriCredit and its
employees supported dozens of local and national charities through
contributions of time and money.
To encourage employee participation in charitable organizations,
AmeriCredit offers team members eight hours of paid time off to volunteer each
quarter. The company also contributes to the nonprofit agencies for which its
employees volunteer. As part of its "Dollars for Doers" program, AmeriCredit
donates $5 for every hour, up to 50 hours per year, that team members spend
volunteering outside of work hours.
AmeriCredit Corp. is a leading independent automobile finance company that
provides financing solutions indirectly through auto dealers in the United
States and Canada. AmeriCredit has over one million customers and
approximately $16 billion in managed auto receivables. The Company was founded
in 1992 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. For more information, visit
SOURCE AmeriCredit Corp.
CONTACT: Amy Allen, +1-817-302-7423, or John Hoffmann,
+1-817-302-7627, both of AmeriCredit Corp.