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  Chevrolet Will Donate Special Camaro at Army-Navy Game
  Wounded veterans will benefit from proceeds of Barrett-Jackson auction in January

DETROIT – At Saturday’s 112th Army-Navy Game presented by USAA, Chevrolet will announce
that proceeds from next month’s sale of a special Military Tribute Camaro will go to the Achilles
Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans.

Chevrolet is the official vehicle of what has been called “America’s Game,” which begins at 2:30
p.m. EST on CBS and the Armed Forces Network from FedEx Field in Landover, Md.

Chevrolet is hosting several military families and Achilles team members at the game, and is
paying tribute to wounded servicemen and women and the team with a 30-second TV spot and
a short tribute to members who participated in the recent Detroit Free Press / Talmer Bank
Marathon. An accompanying article at chevy.com/military profiles hand cyclist Lance Cpl. Justin
Gaertner of Pasco County, Fla., who lost both legs while serving his third tour in Afghanistan.

“We at Chevrolet want to do all we can to show our gratitude to the men and women serving in
our armed forces, those who come home with life-changing injuries, like Cpl. Gaertner, and our
fallen heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country,” said Chris Perry, vice
president, Chevrolet Global Marketing and Strategy.

CBS Sports will show the car in a segment with GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson, a U.S.
Naval Academy graduate; Genna Griffith, director of the Achilles Freedom Team, and team
members. Last year at the game, Chevrolet donated a Silverado HD pickup to the Achilles team
to transport athletes’ hand cycles and other equipment.

The Military Tribute Camaro represents all five branches of the armed forces (Army, Navy,
Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard) and some of the military’s highest individual awards
and current campaign medals. It will be sold by Barrett-Jackson, an auctioneer of collector
vehicles, at its Jan. 17-22 event in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The car was designed by award-winning artist Mickey Harris. Harris, who grew up on military
installations, has been airbrushing for 33 years and has an extensive portfolio of military art that
has earned him worldwide acclaim.

Chevrolet’s support for military men and women includes:

Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans: The Achilles Freedom Team helps wounded
veterans of all services overcome their injuries through mainstream athletics, primarily
marathons. It has doubled in size since 2010. This year, Chevrolet underwrote a portion of
Achilles costs for participating in the Los Angeles, Boston and Detroit marathons, as well as
other events. Chevrolet also has donated 20 hand cycles to the team.
Cell Phones for Soldiers: Chevrolet actively supports this program that provides phone cards
to service men and women. During Chevrolet Military Appreciation Month in May, Chevrolet
raised $212,000 (100,000 hours of talk time) from the auction of the Honor and Valor Limited
Edition Camaro SS and Chevrolet donations of $100 for every car and truck sold. Since 2010,
Chevrolet has collected more than 70,000 used cell phones, generating about 70,000 hours of
talk time.

Travis Manion Foundation: The GM Foundation gave $250,000 to this foundation that assists
veterans and the families of fallen heroes. Its namesake is First Lt. Travis L. Manion, killed in
2007 in Iraq by sniper fire while defending against an enemy ambush. Every September 11, the
foundation brings local communities together for a 9/11 Heroes Run to remember, honor and
support service men and women, police, firefighters and first responders.

GM Military Discount Program: Considered the most generous military discount program in
the industry, GM offers GM Preferred Pricing (the same price extended to GM suppliers) on any
Chevrolet (except Volt), Buick or GMC. Through October, GM sold 12,389 vehicles: The Chevy
Silverado, Cruze and Camaro were the most popular.

Chevrolet also sponsored 19 air shows across the United States this year, eight of them on
military installations. In addition, about 8,500 service members, their families and guests at the
Naval Air Station in Mayport, Fla. were treated to a private concert starring country singer Brad
Paisley.

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Founded in Detroit in 1911, Chevrolet celebrates its centennial as a global automotive brand with annual
sales of about 4.25 million vehicles in more than 140 countries. Chevrolet provides consumers with fuel-
efficient, safe and reliable vehicles that deliver high quality, expressive design, spirited performance and
value. The Chevrolet portfolio includes iconic performance cars such as Corvette and Camaro;
dependable, long-lasting pickups and SUVs such as Silverado and Suburban; and award-winning
passenger cars and crossovers such as Sonic, Cruze, Malibu, Equinox and Traverse. Chevrolet also
offers “gas-friendly to gas-free" solutions including Cruze Eco and Volt. Cruze Eco offers 42 mpg highway
while Volt offers 35 miles of electric, gasoline-free driving and an additional 344 miles of extended range.
Most new Chevrolet models offer OnStar safety, security and convenience technologies including OnStar
Hands-Free Calling, Automatic Crash Response and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. More information
regarding Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.


CONTACT:

Brian Goebel
GM Communications
313-670-3088
brian.goebel@gm.com

				
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