16 September 2008 IVECO APPOINTS GIORGIO GALLIA AS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR st Effective 1 September, Iveco Trucks Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Giorgio Gallia as Managing Director. Mr Gallia brings more than 20 years of management and automotive experience to the role, particularly from his most recent position as Director of Purchasing, Italy for FIAT Group Automobiles. He has varied international experience, having worked in the US, UK, Spain, France and Italy, and also as Managing Director of a major parts supplier to all major car and truck makers including the FIAT Group. Mr Gallia will replace Jorge Garcia, who, after 18 months in the Managing Director’s role, has been reassigned to a position in France. Iveco Trucks Australia would like to thank Mr Garcia for his contribution and wish him all the best for his new challenge. Mr Gallia said: “I’ve long been an admirer of Iveco and have watched with interest the growth of its business internationally and its fantastic product range in Australia. I’m delighted to join Iveco and look forward to the challenge of further strengthening our market position by developing a strong understanding of our customers’ needs, and by providing the very best products and customer service.” He added: “We have many exciting and challenging projects ahead. It is important for Iveco to continue innovating to meet the expectations of our customers and develop our product range in this unique and highly competitive market.” “Following recent improvements, our range is now very competitive and most importantly, built to withstand the tough Australian conditions. Our key strategic direction is to remain very close to the customer.” “We have both the range and the desire to become the truck manufacturing company of choice for Australians. Our global resources and comprehensive product range, including Euro 5 emission compliant trucks and gas and hybrid technologies will enable us to continue innovating and service our customer needs now and in years to come.” “It’s also exciting to work for an organisation with such a strong local presence via its engineering and manufacturing plant in Dandenong,” he concluded. Iveco Trucks Australia Limited Princes Highway, Dandenong VIC 3175 P.O. Box 117 www.iveco.com.au Mr Gallia will be based at Iveco Trucks Australia Head Office in Dandenong, Victoria. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA, and is married with four children. -ends- For further information please contact PPR Melbourne: Tara Brooks, Tel 03 8643 1638 Email firstname.lastname@example.org About Iveco Iveco designs, manufactures, and markets a broad range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, city and intercity buses and coaches as well as special vehicles for applications such as fire fighting, off-road missions, defence and civil protection. Iveco employs over 26,000 people and runs 27 production units in 16 countries in the world using excellent technologies developed in 5 research centres. Besides Europe, the company operates in China, Russia, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, and South Africa. More than 4,600 service outlets in over 100 countries guarantee technical support wherever in the world an Iveco vehicle is at work.