/R E P E A T -- Reminder Media Advisory - BMW Group Canada breaks ground for new Corporate Headquarters/



    WHITBY, ON, July 10 /CNW/ - BMW Group Canada is hosting a groundbreaking
ceremony for the company's new headquarters in Richmond Hill. The ceremony
will commence the construction of the custom built green corporate
headquarters facility at the intersection of Highway 404 and Major Mackenzie
Drive in Richmond Hill. The new facility is being built to Leadership in
Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, a Green Building Rating
System, which is designed to conserve natural resources.

    
    WHAT:  Ground Breaking Ceremony:
           -  Brief Remarks by Lindsay Duffield, President & CEO, BMW Group
              Canada; David Barrow, Mayor of Richmond Hill; Marco Mancini,
              President & CEO, Urbacon and Mary Jane Finlayon. Principal,
              Sweeny Sterling Finlayson & Co
           -  Official Groundbreaking
           -  Photo Opportunities
           -  Refreshments

    WHO:   -  Lindsay Duffield, President & CEO, BMW Group Canada
           -  Ian Smith, President of BMW Canada Financial Services
           -  David Barrow, Mayor of Richmond Hill
           -  Marco Mancini, President & CEO, Urbacon
           -  Mary Jane Finlayon. Principal, Sweeny Sterling Finlayson & Co
           -  Additional dignitaries

    WHEN:  July 21, 2008; 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    WHERE: Please arrive at 2 p.m. to the following location for
           transportation to the site:

                             1700 Major Mackenzie
                             South East District
                           Road Maintenance Depot
    

    BMW Group Canada, based in Whitby, Ontario, is a wholly-owned subsidiary
of BMW AG and is responsible for the distribution of BMW luxury performance
automobiles, Sports Activity Vehicles, Motorcycles, and MINI. BMW Group
Financial Services Canada is a division of BMW Group Canada and offers retail
financing and leasing programs on new and pre-owned BMW and MINI automobiles,
as well as retail financing for new and pre-owned BMW Motorcycles. A total
network of 40 BMW automobile retail centres,18 BMW motorcycle retailers, and
24 MINI retailers represents the BMW Group across the country.





For further information:

For further information: Jochen Frey, Director, Corporate
Communications, BMW Group Canada, Office - (905) 428-5005, Cell - (416)
627-0436, Jochen.frey@bmwgroup.ca; Stacy Morris, Specialist - Business,
Marketing, Lifestyle, BMW Group Canada, Office - (905) 428-5076, Cell - (416)
357-1728, Stacy.morris@bmwgroup.ca

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