NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2012

FOR INFORMATION: Paige Porter, New Car Dealers of Utah, (801)484-8845, paigep@uada.com

NEW CAR DEALERS OF UTAH TO DONATE $5,637 TO THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES® OF THE INTERMOUNTAIN AREA INC.

Salt Lake City—The New Car Dealers of Utah will present a $5,637 check to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area, Inc. on Friday, May 11 at 1 p.m. at Little America. New Car Dealers of Utah President Blake Strong will present the check to Carrie Romano and Vickie Moschetti, representatives of Ronald McDonald House Charities.

The donation is the result of funds raised from the Utah International Auto Expo, an annual event of the New Car Dealers of Utah. The Auto Expo honored discount coupons from area McDonald’s restaurants, valid for a $2 discount on one adult admission redeemable all four days of the Expo. For every $2 coupon redeemed, the Auto Expo donated $1 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area. The New Car Dealers of Utah has been providing donations to Ronald McDonald House from the International Auto Expo for over 10 years.

The local Ronald McDonald House provides housing for families who travel to Salt Lake City to undergo medical treatment at area healthcare facilities.

The New Car Dealers of Utah is a statewide membership-based organization formed in 1923 to promote, protect and advance the general welfare of the new car and truck franchises throughout Utah. According to Carrie Romano, executive director for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area, Inc., “We truly appreciate the support that New Car Dealers of Utah gives through their annual car show. Funds raised at this event directly impacts and brings comfort to frightened and devastated children and their families allowing them to spend more precious time together. Families are stronger when they are together, which helps in the healing process.”

New Car Dealers’ Bickmore added, “By providing much-needed housing for families undergoing medical issues, the Ronald McDonald House is able to give some semblance of a normal home-like atmosphere during a stressful time. We’re delighted to help provide funds to help this facility operate year-round.”