Nearly 200 Daimler Financial Managers Will be 'Knocking Down Obstacles' to Help Dallas-Fort...

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Nearly 200 Daimler Financial Managers Will be 'Knocking Down Obstacles' to
Help Dallas-Fort Worth-Area Non-Profits Serve Their Communities

      Employees to build furniture and other hands-on projects for local
                                organizations

    WHAT:    As part of their 2008 Daimler Financial Services Field Sales
             Conference, 200 managers from across the Americas will
             participate in large-scale community relations outreach called
             "Knocking Down Obstacles," benefiting Dallas-Fort Worth non-
             profit organizations. The group will be building benches, picnic
             tables, other wooden objects and painting murals for use by the
             agencies. These projects help local organizations: Camp John
             Marc, The Family Place, Citizen's Development Center,
             Transitional Resource Action Center (TRAC), Dallas Area Habitat
             for Humanity, Community Hospice of Texas and Juliette Fowler
             Homes.

    WHO:     Franz Reiner, Vice President of Mercedes-Benz Financial, and
             Richard Howard, Vice President of Daimler Truck Financial, will
             lead 200 managers of Daimler Financial and work with
             representatives of each charity.

    WHEN:    Friday, January 25, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    WHERE:   Fairmont Hotel - downtown Dallas
             1717 North Akard Street, Dallas, Texas, 75201

    DETAILS: Live interviews with Reiner, Howard, employees and
             representatives of each charity will be available for all media.
             Photographers and videographers will have the chance to
             photograph and record employees engaged in hands-on projects to
             benefit various charities.

    About Daimler Financial Services Americas (DCFS USA LLC)
    Daimler Financial Services Americas (DCFS USA LLC) provides brand-specific
financing for Mercedes-Benz automotive dealers' inventories and their retail
customers, and conducts business in the United States luxury car market as
Mercedes-Benz Financial. In the U.S. trucking industry, Daimler Financial
Services Americas conducts business as Daimler Truck Financial and finances
Daimler commercial vehicle products such as Freightliner, Sterling and Western
Star for dealers and their customers in the fleet, vocational, municipal and
owner/operator segments. Daimler Financial Services Americas serves as the
headquarters for operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina
and Brazil, and has approximately 1,600 employees. Daimler Financial Services
Americas is a company of the Daimler Financial Services Group, headquartered
in Berlin, Germany, which operates in nearly 40 countries with an employee
base of close to 6,800.  Daimler Financial Services is one of the leading
financial services organizations worldwide.
    Contact:

    Jack Ferry, Daimler Financial Services Americas
    Office 248-991-6610, cell 248-761-3233
    john.r.ferry@daimler.com

SOURCE  Daimler Financial Services
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