FORT WORTH, Texas, Mar 11, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AMERICREDIT CORP. (NYSE: ACF) today announced selection of its primary philanthropic initiatives, or "Signature Events," for 2010: March of Dimes, Salvation Army and United Way. AmeriCredit's Canadian team members will support the Salvation Army, United Way, and the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

"AmeriCredit has always stressed the importance of giving back to the community," said AmeriCredit President and CEO Dan Berce. "Our employees generously give their time and resources to help out organizations that assist those in need. We are proud of our employees and the success of our community investment initiatives."

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 14 consecutive years and Salvation Army for the last nine years in a row. In 2009, AmeriCredit and its employees also 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.

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.

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