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DaimlerChrysler Services Truck Finance Helps P.A.D.S. Inc.

July 22, 2003

DaimlerChrysler Services (DCS) Truck Finance, a businessunit of DaimlerChrysler Services North America, announced a donationof $5,000 to the Chicago based Public Action to Deliver Shelter, Inc.(P.A.D.S.) to support the organization’s "Tent City" program. In addition,DCS Truck Finance also donated a commercial outdoor grill and grillingaccessories to help provide meals to homeless and at-risk individuals andfamilies participating in the program."The services offered by P.A.D.S. are vital to our community," said KlausEntenmann, vice president – DaimlerChrysler Services Truck Finance. "Theyprovide a solid foundation for people to build a life of positive change.We are proud to be a part of their social commitment to enhance the qualityof life for homeless individuals and those at-risk of becoming homeless."Funds for the donation were partly raised during the DCS Truck Finance10-year Anniversary celebration. The event marked the 1993 opening of theoffice in Lisle, Ill., which serves as the company’s national headquartersfor commercial vehicle financing in the U.S.P.A.D.S "Tent City" program runs from April to October and provides safeand hospitable shelter through the support of staff, volunteers andcommunity groups.About DaimlerChrysler Services North America LLCDaimlerChrysler Services North America LLC provides brand-specificfinancing for automotive dealers’ inventories and their retail consumersand does business as Chrysler Financial and Mercedes-Benz Credit. AsDaimlerChrysler Services Truck Finance it also finances commercial vehiclesfor affiliate products such as Freightliner, Sterling and Western Star. Thecompany serves as the headquarters for the operations in the United States,Canada and Mexico and has over 5,000 employees who manage a portfolio of$82 billion with nearly five million contracts. DaimlerChrysler ServicesNorth America is a member of the DaimlerChrysler Services Group,headquartered in Berlin, Germany which operates in 39 countries with anemployee base exceeding 10,000 and a global portfolio of EUR 109 billion.
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