AmeriCredit Recognizes Rawls Auto Auction as 2006 Auction of the Year

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 achievement.”

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.

About AmeriCredit

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