Three National Charities Will Benefit from Company's Support

FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 9, 2006--AmeriCredit Corp. (NYSE:ACF) today announced selection of its primary philanthropic initiatives, or "Signature Events," for 2006. These events are sponsored by the charitable organizations AmeriCredit will actively support during the year.

The company's Signature Events for 2006 will benefit the March of Dimes, Salvation Army and United Way. These organizations were chosen based on employee interest, breadth of communities and people served, and availability of volunteer opportunities for AmeriCredit team members.

"Community investment is highly valued at our company," said AmeriCredit President and CEO Dan Berce. "We are proud of our generous employees who, alongside AmeriCredit, give their time and resources to worthy causes."

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.

In 2005, AmeriCredit and its employees supported more than 100 local and national charities through contributions of time and money. In addition to the March of Dimes, Salvation Army and United Way, those charities supported last year included local food banks, American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement, Make A Wish Foundation, Meals on Wheels, National Kidney Foundation, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Special Olympics and many others.

About AmeriCredit

AmeriCredit Corp. is a leading independent auto finance company. Using its branch network and strategic alliances with auto groups and banks, the Company purchases retail installment contracts entered into by auto dealers with consumers who are typically unable to obtain financing from traditional sources. AmeriCredit has approximately 1 million customers and $11 billion in managed auto receivables. The Company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. For more information, visit

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