Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada ranked one of the Best Workplaces in Canada by the Great Place to Work® Institute

Voted among top ten large and multinational companies for third consecutive year

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, April 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada announced today that it has been ranked one of the top ten "Best Workplaces in Canada" by the Great Place to Work® Institute for the third consecutive year, ranking number five in the "Large & Multinational Companies" category. A complete list, and related stories, was released today in a special edition of The Globe and Mail.

"The contributions of every employee are at the heart of our success as an organization," said Stefan Karrenbauer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada. "It is our employees who create an exceptional workplace and we are proud to once again be ranked among the ten the best workplaces in Canada."

The list of "Best Workplaces in Canada" is compiled by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada. The competition process is based on two criteria: two-thirds of the total score comes from a 58-statement survey completed by a random selection of employees, along with their open-ended comments about their organization; the remaining one-third of the score comes from an in-depth review of the organization's culture, including an evaluation of HR policies and procedures. This offers a rigorous representation of the organization from an employee perspective, and an overall portrait of the workplace culture. Together, they provide crucial data relative to the five trust-building dimensions of a great place to work: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.

In 2012, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada received top honors for its results in the pride dimension, and in 2013 they were ranked among the top five companies in the camaraderie dimension. This year the company received accolades for its results in the respect dimension.

"Our leadership team is dedicated to fostering a workplace culture built on a foundation of trust," said Gayle Allan, Human Resources Manager for Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada. "Each year, we look for opportunities to grow in each of the trust-building dimensions. This year's results show that our efforts continue to make a difference for our employees."

About the Great Place to Work® Institute

Great Place to Work® Institute is a global research and management consultancy with expertise on workplace transformation and a presence in 46 countries worldwide. Our mission is to improve society by creating better workplaces. We are best-known for our global Best Workplaces Programme, which we produce in conjunction with prestigious media partners such as the Globe and Mail, the Financial Times and Fortune. With more than 5,500 organizations surveyed every year across the globe, the programme is the world's largest of its kind. We believe passionately that any company or organization can become a great place to work. Our mission is to help you do it.

This year's list received over 300 nominations and over 60,000 employees participated in the 2014 "Best Workplaces in Canada" survey. For information on how to participate in next year's "Best Workplaces in Canada" list or on how to create a Great Place to Work®, please contact the Institute at bestworkplaces@greatplacetowork.ca or visit www.greatplacetowork.ca.

About Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada, located in Mississauga, Ontario, supports the sales efforts of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars, vans and Daimler trucks in Canada by offering premier financial services to retail customers and the dealer network. Mercedes-Benz Financial Services provides lease and purchase options as well as insurance products to customers who choose Mercedes-Benz vehicles, including Sprinter vans, and smart cars. Commercial vehicle customers in Canada enjoy the benefits of leasing, financing and insuring their commercial vehicles from Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built and Fuso via Daimler Truck Financial.

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC serves as the headquarters for operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil, and has approximately 1,500 employees throughout the Americas Region. It is a company of the Daimler Financial Services Group, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. Daimler Financial Services, with approximately 6,700 employees globally, is one of the leading financial services organizations worldwide. For more information, go to: www.mbfs.com/corp.

SOURCE Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

For further information:

Melinda Mernovage, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Office: 248-991-6610, Mobile: 248-595-1460, melinda.mernovage@daimler.com

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