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Kendall Auto Group Purchases Aut o Service Company Dealerships in Fairbanks



Eugene, Ore. (December 16, 2009)—*Kendall Automotive Group is pleased to announce the completion of a merger with Auto Service Company, Inc. of Fairbanks, Alaska. Auto Service Company represents several automotive brands including Toyota, Scion, Honda, Subaru and Mazda franchises. Auto Service Company also operates an authorized repair facility for Mercedes-Benz products. The Fairbanks dealerships will become a part of Kendall Auto Alaska, which currently represents Kendall Toyota/Scion, Lexus and Land Rover in Anchorage as well as Kendall Ford in Wasilla.

“This merger will ensure that even more Alaskans can experience the commitment Kendall has to automotive sales, service and customer support systems,” said Kendall Automotive Group CEO, Paul Skillern. “Fairbanks is a unique and vibrant community and we are looking forward to being a part of, not only through automotive sales and service, but through community involvement in events, organizations and activities.”

The merger between Auto Service Company and Kendall Automotive Group will ensure continued employment for the 60 employees in Fairbanks and provide access to a wide variety of innovative products and services to assist in providing world-class customer service. Auto Service Company owner, John Hill, will continue his automotive career as a director of the Kendall Group, while David Shuttleworth has been named General Manager of Kendall Fairbanks operations. The Hill family has owned Auto Service Company for 52 years and the company has become one of the premier automotive groups in Alaska.

“Our family is very excited about having Kendall in Fairbanks,” said Hill. “Kendall has shown excellent community involvement in the markets where they operate dealerships and we know they will continue that philosophy in Fairbanks. I know our customers will be pleased with the Kendall experience.”

Kendall Automotive Group is a family-owned business with headquarters in Eugene, Oregon. The company represents 14 automotive manufacturers and is one of the largest privately held auto dealership groups in the Northwest. Kendall owns and operates automotive dealerships in Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. With over 70 years of doing business in the Northwest, the family-owned operation prides itself on the Kendall Way—a customer-centric philosophy that makes the car-buying experience simple, fun and easy. The Kendall philosophy of doing business also calls for a significant investment in the communities it serves by supporting a variety of charitable causes including youth-oriented programs, healthcare for the under-served and other deserving organizations. For more information, visit www.kendallautoalaska.com <http://www.kendallautoalaska.com>.

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