FORT WORTH, Texas, March 4, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMERICREDIT
CORP. (NYSE: ACF) today announced its board of directors has approved the
appointment of two new directors. Ian M. Cumming and Justin R. Wheeler have
joined the company's board, effective immediately. AmeriCredit's board now
includes nine directors.
Mr. Cumming is chairman of the board of directors of Leucadia National
Corporation, a diversified holding company engaged in a variety of businesses
including manufacturing, real estate activities, medical product development
and winery operations. He also serves as chairman of the board of directors
of The FINOVA Group Inc., a middle-market lender. In addition, Mr. Cumming is
a member of the board of directors of Skywest, Inc., a Utah-based regional air
carrier, and HomeFed Corporation, a real estate development company. Mr.
Cumming is a graduate of Harvard Business School.
Mr. Wheeler is president of Leucadia National Corporation's Asset
Management Group and is a member of the board of directors of International
Assets Holding Corporation. Mr. Wheeler holds bachelor's degrees in Finance
and French from the University of Utah and a master's degree in business
administration from Brigham Young University.
"We're delighted to add professionals of this caliber to our board of
directors," said AmeriCredit Chairman Clifton H. Morris Jr. "They are both
well respected, accomplished leaders with outstanding experience, and I'm
confident that our company and shareholders will benefit greatly from their
counsel and knowledge."
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 more than
$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: Investor Relations, Caitlin DeYoung, +1-817-302-7394, or Media
Relations, John Hoffmann, +1-817-302-7627, both of AmeriCredit Corp.