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GMAC Financial Services Names SmartEdge Sweepstakes Winners

Sweepstakes Helps Build Awareness of Financial Literacy

May 6, 2008

DETROIT (May 6, 2008) -- GMAC Financial Services (GMAC) today announced the four grand prize winners of its "2007 GMAC SmartEdge Get the Edge Instant Win & Sweepstakes." The sweepstakes winners were chosen in a random drawing from more than one million entries submitted at the GMAC SmartEdge Web site, which promotes financial literacy to help consumers make informed financial decisions.

The winners are Cheryl Dye of Greenfield, Ind., who won a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt; Amy Freund of St. Louis Park, Minn., who won a 2008 Chevrolet HHR; Greta Kirby of Carthage, Tenn., who won a 2008 Pontiac G6; and, Catherine Gilbert of East Hartford, Conn., who won $10,000 cash.

"I played the trivia questions on the Web site about buying and leasing a car, so I could enter the sweepstakes, and I had a gut feeling I was going to win a car," said Kirby. "I am thrilled! This is the dream of a lifetime!"

The sweepstakes was sponsored by GMAC SmartEdge, GMAC's comprehensive financial education program that aims to improve people's understanding of budgeting, credit, banking, vehicle and home financing, and insurance. GMAC SmartEdge promotes financial literacy through its Web site and local seminars occurring across the country.

"On behalf of GMAC, I would like to extend congratulations to the lucky winners," said Don Ferguson, director of GMAC SmartEdge for GMAC. "We hope that in addition to winning, these winners will be able to apply what they've learned about good personal finance habits to their daily lives."

GMAC recently expanded the GMAC SmartEdge curriculum to include information on banking services, homeowners and automobile insurance options, and financing a home. In 2008, GMAC hosted more than 2,300 SmartEdge events and seminars in the United States.

GMAC SmartEdge will offer the 2008 Get the Edge Instant Win & Sweepstakes* that includes a chance to win a 2009 Pontiac G6 or a Chevrolet Cobalt. Register for your chance to win at

About GMAC Financial Services

GMAC Financial Services is a global, diversified financial services company that operates in approximately 40 countries in automotive finance, real estate finance, insurance and commercial finance businesses. GMAC was established in 1919 and employs approximately 26,700 people worldwide.

* No purchase necessary. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (and D.C.) 18 years and older. Void where prohibited. Promotion ends: 3/31/09. For official rules, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, visit


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Jennifer Balow

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