Ally’s SmartAuction Receives “Dealers’ Choice” Platinum Award


DETROIT, April 3, 2012 – SmartAuction, Ally Financial’s online used vehicle auction, was named a Platinum Award recipient for the eighth consecutive year in Auto Dealer Monthly’s 2012 “Dealers’ Choice Awards.” SmartAuction is the only company to win an award in the Online Auctions Purchasing Inventory category every year since the Dealers’ Choice Awards began in 2004.

“Being recognized by dealers so consistently is a great tribute to our team. We’ve had an ongoing focus on strengthening our tools and vehicle availability through the SmartAuction online marketplace to help dealers manage their used vehicle inventory efficiently,” said Steve Kapusta, vice president of SmartAuction. “In fact, we now have an average of more than 15,000 vehicles listed on SmartAuction daily, representing more than 55 vehicle makes.

“We are proud of our relationships with a number of key consignors which help to keep SmartAuction fresh, and we’ve added links to transportation providers, vehicle history reports and valuation guides to enhance the dealer experience.  It’s an honor to be recognized by Auto Dealer Monthly for these efforts,” Kapusta added.

About SmartAuction
Launched in 2000, nearly 4 million vehicles have been sold through SmartAuction since its inception. More than 15,000 vehicles are listed on the online auction site daily representing more than 55 vehicle makes and 20 recreational vehicle and motorcycle makes in 2012. SmartAuction is a unit of Ally Financial Inc. 

About Ally Financial Inc.
Ally Financial Inc. (formerly GMAC Inc.) is one of the world's largest automotive financial services companies. The company offers a full suite of automotive financing products and services in key markets around the world. Ally's other business units include mortgage operations and commercial finance, and the company's subsidiary, Ally Bank, offers retail banking products. With approximately $184 billion in assets as of Dec. 31, 2011, Ally operates as a bank holding company.  For more information, visit the Ally media site at http://media.ally.com or follow Ally on Twitter: @ally.

Tony Sapienza
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