Montreal Automobile Dealers Corporation introduces its new President

    MONTREAL, June 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, the Montreal Automobile Dealers
Corporation (MADC) held its Annual General Meeting at Queen Elizabeth Hotel
and appointed its new President for a one-year mandate.

    Carmine D'Argenio becomes the new President

    Mr. Carmine D'Argenio, from BMW Laval & Mini Laval, will act as the new
President of the MADC for the next 12 months. "New challenges are around the
corner for the dealers of the Montreal region, and we are ready to face them
together, said the new President". As Vice-President, Mr. Pascal Dandurand
from Champlain Dodge Chrysler in Verdun will take over.
    A first in the MADC history, the 42nd edition of the Montreal
International Auto Show (MIAS) will be driven by a woman, Mrs. Carole Leblanc,
from Mercedes-Benz & Smart de Laval, outgoing President of MADC, will act as
the President of MIAS. "The population of the Greater Montreal area will
re-discover the Auto Show and find it as dynamic and attractive as they like,
with great surprises" said the newly appointed President.

    The other members of the Board of Directors are:

    Diane Bélair          Executive Vice-President   MADC and MIAS
    Yves Allard           Director                   Ile-Perrot Nissan
    Pierre Bélair         Director                   Honda de Laval
    Roger Bouchard        Director                   Kia de Brossard
    Marc Bourassa         Director                   Bourassa Pontiac Buick
    Louis-Carl Dagenais   Director                   Auto Gouverneur Inc.
    Jean-Luc Desjardins   Director                   Desjardins Ford
    Benoît Fichault       Director                   Fichault Pontiac Buick
    Bernard Leclerc       Director                   Automobiles Fairview
    Pierre Mamarbachi     Director                   Audi Prestige
    Jean Robitaille       Director                   Kenworth Montréal
    Pierre Salah          Director                   Toyota Président
    Stéphane St-Louis     Director                   Domaine Mazda
    Jacques Tardif        Director                   Longueuil Suzuki
    Jean-François Brault  Director ex-officio        Brault Ford Lincoln

    Despite the difficult times affecting the automobile industry, the
dealers of the Montreal region are expecting better in the coming year and
will keep working together to make sure they contribute to the re-launching of
their industry.
    The MADC members are confident about the future of the industry. They all
see signs that are showing important improvements regarding stability and

    MADC members gave close to $1.5 million to hospital foundations since

    For the last 5 years, prior to the Montréal International Auto Show, the
annual Charity Preview evening takes place to benefit worthy causes within the
Greater Montreal's medical community. In 2009, $343,305 was distributed to the
Fondation du Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM), the McGill
University Health Centre Foundation, the Montréal Sacré-Coeur Hospital
Foundation, the Pierre-Boucher Hospital Foundation and the Santa Cabrini
Foundation. In 5 years, different hospital foundations have received close to
$1.5 million.
    The Greater Montreal region dealers, who care about the well-being of the
community, are proud to contribute to this cause.

    The Montréal Automobile Dealers Corporation is a non-profit organization
founded in 1913. The MADC organizes the Montreal International Auto Show. The
42nd edition of the MIAS will take place between January 15 and 24, 2010 at
the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

For further information:

For further information: Renée Cardinal, Communications director,
Montreal Automobile Dealers Corporation, (514) 331-6571, ext. 234,

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