MAHLE Clevite Inc. Awards MAHLE Clevite Champion Technician with a VIP Trip to NASCAR® Sprint Cup Champion’s Week™

Ann Arbor, Michigan, December 8, 2011 – MAHLE Clevite Inc. named Dave Arce as the winner of the MAHLE Clevite Champion Technician contest, a contest designed to honor the skills and experience of engine technicians and specialists nationwide. Arce earned the title thanks to a short essay submitted by his daughter, Hollee Arce. The essay depicts Arce’s passion, experience and career accomplishments as a talented engine specialist.

According to the essay, Arce recently fulfilled his life-long dream of being the proprietor of a self-contained automotive center specializing in engine machining, rebuilding and balancing, as well as in fuel injection service and general automotive repair. Additionally, Arce is an AERA member and ASE certified Master Engine Machinist. He was recognized as the top engine builder in San Diego (2000), and has built several winning race engines for the Lucas Oil Modified series.

“From rebuilding engines in his spare time to building several winning race engines and fulfilling his dream of owning his own business – Dave Arce’s accomplishments show that he is truly a ’champion’ in every aspect,” said Ted Hughes, Manager – Marketing for MAHLE Clevite. “We are pleased to present Dave with this award and wish him continued success in his career.”

As MAHLE Clevite Champion Technician, Arce received a VIP trip to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Week™ in Las Vegas (Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, 2011), including coach airfare for two, a three-night hotel stay, and a special meet-and-greet with a NASCAR personality. The award also included a MAHLE Clevite VIP dinner with MAHLE Engine Builder of the Year, Doug Yates; two tickets to NASCAR Victory Lap™ and NASCAR After The Lap™, tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony, a feature on the MAHLE website and social networking sites, and a commemorative plaque.

For more information about MAHLE Clevite and its brands, visit www.mahleclevite.com, or contact your local representative.

About MAHLE

The MAHLE Group is one of the top-30 automotive suppliers and the globally leading manufacturer of components and systems for the internal combustion engine and its peripherals. More than 47,000 employees work at over 100 production plants and eight research and development centers. In 2010, MAHLE achieved sales of approximately EUR 5.3 billion (USD $7 billion).

For further information:

MAHLE Clevite Inc.

Ted Hughes

Manager – Marketing

1240 Eisenhower Place

Ann Arbor, MI 48108

USA

Phone: +734/975-7936

Fax: +734/975-7820

ted.hughes@us.mahle.com

Michele Brown

Harris, Baio & McCullough

(215) 440-9800

michele@hbmadv.com

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