FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 19, 2007--AmeriCredit
Corp. (NYSE:ACF) has named Rawls Auto Auction in Leesville, S.C., as
its 2006 Auction of the Year as part of the company's nationwide
Auction of Excellence program.
"In 2006, Rawls Auto Auction stood out as a consistently
high-performing auction for AmeriCredit, and we are very pleased to
announce them as our national Auction of the Year award winner," said
Scott France, AmeriCredit's executive vice president of Specialty
Areas. "We set high standards for our auction programs, so being named
AmeriCredit's No. 1 auction in the nation is a significant
The Auction of Excellence program is based on customer service, as
well as highest recovery rate. AmeriCredit representatives assess each
auction's performance in a variety of categories, including
organization of sale, quality of vehicle reconditioning, dealer
turnout and average recovery rate for AmeriCredit vehicles. In
addition, they evaluate pre-sale services such as vehicle
transportation and condition reports.
Rawls Auto Auction received a quarterly Auction of Excellence
award from AmeriCredit in 2005 and 2006 and now celebrates its first
Auction of the Year honor. As the top auction in the Southeast region,
Rawls Auto Auction competed with other regional award recipients for
this year's national honor. The other 2006 regional winners are:
-- Midwest - Adesa's Des Moines Auto Auction in Grimes, Iowa
-- Northeast - Harrisburg Auto Auction in Mechanicsburg, Pa.
-- Southwest - Lubbock Auto Auction in Lubbock, Texas
-- West Coast - Manheim's Portland Auto Auction in Portland, Ore.
AmeriCredit Corp. is a leading independent automobile finance
company that provides financing solutions indirectly through auto
dealers and directly to consumers in the United States and Canada.
AmeriCredit has over one million customers and approximately $14
billion in managed auto receivables. The Company was founded in 1992
and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. For more information, visit
CONTACT: AmeriCredit Corp., Fort Worth
John Hoffmann, 817-302-7627
Amy Allen, 817-302-7423
SOURCE: AmeriCredit Corp.