Chrysler Group LLC Named to Hispanic Business Magazine’s Diversity Elite 60

Chrysler Group LLC Named to Hispanic Business Magazine’s Diversity Elite 60

- Prestigious list of leading organizations promoting hispanic diversity in the workplace - Company ranked 18th of 60 leading organizations, the highest ranked automaker in 2009 - Recognition validates Company's enterprise-wide approach to diversity


AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Chrysler Group LLC has been named to Hispanic Business magazine’s Diversity Elite 60, a list of the nation’s top organizations that promote and model diversity in the workplace.

The 60 organizations included on the Diversity Elite 60 are ranked according to their performance on more than 32 variables that measure a company’s commitment to Hispanic hiring, promotion, marketing, philanthropy and supplier diversity. To compile its 2009 Diversity Elite Scorecard, Hispanic Business received input from top Fortune 1000 companies, American subsidiaries of Global 500 companies, and large U.S. public and private companies. Chrysler Group ranked 18th on the list of 60 leading organizations and was the highest ranked automaker in 2009.

According to Hispanic Business, companies on the Diversity Elite 60 list went well beyond workforce diversity initiatives and implemented strategies to reach more hispanic customers and increase their businesses with minority- and hispanic-owned suppliers. “Companies on the list met or exceeded criteria in diversity measures including: board and leadership, recruitment, retention and promotion, marketing and community outreach and supplier diversity,” Hispanic Business noted.

“This recognition is validation of Chrysler Group’s enterprise-wide approach to diversity,” said Lisa J. Wicker, Director – Talent Management, Global Diversity and Leadership Development, Chrysler Group LLC. “Chrysler Group is gratified that Hispanic Business has joined Working Mother and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation in appreciating the value and substance of our commitment to developing one united, diverse team at our Company.”

Recently, Chrysler Group was named one of the “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” by Working Mother magazine, the 12th time Chrysler Group has achieved this prestigious benchmark, and the second consecutive year the Company was the only automaker to be included on the list. In addition, Chrysler Group was recently recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as one of 305 leading corporations to score a perfect 100 percent on the foundation’s 2010 Corporate Equality Index, which rates corporations annually based on their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace policies and benefits. This is the fourth time the Company has achieved a perfect score on this important diversity index.

About Chrysler Group LLC

Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 from a global strategic alliance with Fiat Group, produces Chrysler, Jeep(R), Dodge and Mopar(R) brand vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete effectively on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler’s culture of innovation — first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925 — and Fiat’s complementary technology. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Chrysler Group LLC’s product lineup features some of the world’s most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler Town & Country, Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Ram. Fiat will contribute world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-sized cars, allowing Chrysler Group LLC to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.

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Chrysler Group LLC Named to Hispanic Business Magazine’s Diversity Elite 60