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September 2006

AALA Receives Letter from the President as it Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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Automotive Fleet, March 14, 2006
http://www.fleet-central.com/af/t_inside.cfm?action=news_pick&storyID=22828

Wheels, Inc. President Jim Frank Receives IARA Circle of Excellence Award

DES PLAINES, IL – The International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) has presented Wheels, Inc.'s President Jim Frank with its Circle of Excellence Award. The presentation took place March 8, and preceded the opening of the 2006 Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR) at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.

The IARA is an international organization focused on enabling members to assist, educate, and share knowledge with one another and with industry partners so that each member is empowered to achieve the fullest efficiency and most continued improvement possible in the commerce of selling vehicles through the marketplace.

Frank was honored for his significant contributions to the betterment of society and to the remarketing industry. As Wheels President and CEO, he has led the company through rapid growth and expansion in addition to holding multiple top industry posts including chairmanship of the American Automotive Leasing Association. Frank has also represented the leasing industry in Washington, D.C.

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April 2004

AALA is pleased to announce and welcome five new Associate Members of the American Automotive Leasing Association!

Amerifleet Transportation, Inc. – Representing Amerifleet is Bob Smith, President.

Manheim Auction - Representing Manheim will be Nick Peluso, Senior Vice President, Sales.

Mercedes-Benz USA - Representing Mercedes-Benz will be Dave Schembri, Vice President, Pre-Owned & Fleet Operations; Mark Johnston, General Manager, Pre-Owned & Fleet Operations; and John Perykasz, Corporate Sales Manager.

Nissan North America - Representing Nissan will be Robert A. Topor, National Sales Fleet Manager, Commercial Leasing, Government and Alternative Fuel Vehicles.

US Bank Voyager Fleet Systems, Inc., US Bank Voyager Fleet Systems Inc - Representing Voyager will be Ken Kral, Vice President Business Development.

WELCOME!! For more information on our new members, please go to the Members page of our site and you can be linked directly to their website. Or, click on the Industry page and scroll down to Company Updates.

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February 2004

AALA is pleased to announce and welcome four new Associate Members of the American Automotive Leasing Association.

Manheim Auction - Representing Manheim will be Nick Peluso, Senior Vice President, Sales.

Mercedes-Benz USA - Representing Mercedes-Benz will be Dave Schembri, Vice President, Pre-Owned & Fleet Operations; Mark Johnston, General Manager, Pre-Owned & Fleet Operations; and John Perykasz, Corporate Sales Manager.

Nissan North America - Representing Nissan will be Robert A. Topor, National Sales Fleet Manager, Commercial Leasing, Government and Alternative Fuel Vehicles.

Voyager, US Bank Voyager Fleet Systems Inc - Representing Voyager will be Ken Kral, Vice President Business Development.

WELCOME!! For more information on our new members, please go to the Members page of our site and you can be linked directly to their website. Or, click on the Industry page and scroll down to Company Updates.

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May 1, 2003

AALA Announces May Day Launch of New Website

The American Automotive Leasing Association (AALA) announced today the official launch of its new website, www.aalafleet.com. Development of the site marks the beginning of a new communications tool for use by AALA Members, Associate Members, industry suppliers and vendors, and other interested parties. While designed primarily for use by AALA Members, the site will feature links to industry-related sites, as well as to addresses where visitors can see news from around the industry that may be of interest to a broader audience.

Among other things, the website will serve as a central source of general information relating to legislative and regulatory issues that are being tracked by the automotive fleet leasing industry, as well as for periodic updates on industry projects and events.

Website Features

AALA’s site will offer general association information, a Members page listing the entire AALA membership (including direct links to their respective websites), a current membership directory (members only), a general Industry page highlighting timely issues, a Links page listing other businesses or associations affiliated with or sharing interest in AALA issues, Meetings and Announcements pages, and the all important “Contact Us” page.

Open Line of Communication

The AALA website was developed with the generous assistance and guidance of many of its members. The site is, and will remain a “work in progress.” We welcome your input and feedback and encourage you to send all comments, compliments and constructive criticism to peters@aalafleet.com. It is the intent of AALA to present a site that is easy to navigate, imparts useful, timely and pertinent information, and rises to the usual high performance standards consistent with the AALA membership.

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April 1, 2003

AALA relocates to 675 N. Washington Street, Suite 410, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, Tel: 703-548-0777, Fax 703-548-1925.

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December 6, 2002

AALA is pleased to announce a new feature to the AALA web site! Beginning January 2003 the AALA web site will add a legislative and regulatory issues resource to the site. This new feature will provide each member with timely highlights of important legislative and regulatory developments affecting the industry. Be sure to check it out! During your next visit, please remember to check the Announcements section for additional information.

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