MV-1 Maker Inks International Deal

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South Bend-based Mobility Ventures LLC has signed a distribution agreement for the Middle East and North African markets. The company has selected MENA Mobility Solutions to market its MV-1 wheelchair-accessible vehicle in the regions.

August 6, 2014

News Release

South Bend, Ind. and Dubai, United Arab Emirates -- Mobility Ventures LLC, designer and manufacturer of the acclaimed MV-1, has announced the appointment of MENA Mobility Solutions LLC, Dubai, U.A.E., as the exclusive Middle East and North African distributor for the MV-1, the world's first and only purpose-built, universally accessible vehicle, designed from the ground up in support of wheelchair users.

Headquartered in South Bend, Ind., Mobility Ventures LLC, is an AM General company.

Built at AM General's world-class, 675,000 square-foot Commercial Assembly Plant in Mishawaka, Ind., the MV-1 is universally designed, allowing people of all abilities equal access to a quality, safe and inclusive transportation option. The MV-1 is more durable and cost effective to own and operate than a traditional retrofitted van or bus. It is dedicated to transporting all passengers; with or without mobility challenges, making it the perfect solution for both consumer and commercial fleet services.

"MENA Mobility Solutions is the ideal partner for us in the Middle East and North Africa region," said Rick Smith, President of Mobility Ventures. "The team has a strong reputation for customer satisfaction, and years of experience serving the mobility industry. This international partnership furthers the reach of the MV-1 to provide accessible transportation to individuals with mobility challenges, commercial fleets, institutions, and municipalities."

"We are privileged to partner with Mobility Ventures on this important milestone in the Middle East and North African region," said Brendan McGuinness, President and CEO, MENA Mobility Solutions, Dubai. "The MV-1 finally opens up the accessible market to include Government agencies, public transport, hotel shuttle and accessible car hire and we look forward to supporting our customers and dealers across the region. The MV-1 will be available to customers in the Middle East and North Africa region in September though our network of independent dealers and full service vehicle centers."

To purchase an MV-1 vehicle in the Middle East and North African region or to learn more about the vehicle, please contact MENA Mobility Solutions President and CEO, Brendan McGuinness, at +971-561-353-843, e-mail: presi@menamobilitysolutions.com Please see more information about MENA Mobility Solutions at www.menamobilitysolutions.com

Mobility Ventures is breaking new barriers with its MV-1 line of vehicles. Unlike many vans that are converted for accessibility, the MV-1 is the only vehicle that is "purpose-built" from the ground up for people with disabilities. The MV-1 has a side-entry powered ramp and space for a wheelchair passenger to sit in the front of the vehicle next to the driver, with additional room in back for another wheelchair and extra passengers. The MV-1 provides "Best in Class" safety direct from the factory and meets all applicable safety standards in the U.S. for crash-worthiness tests as required by the U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) without exceptions or exemptions.

Additional information about the MV-1 family of accessible vehicles can easily be found on our newly revamped website at www.mv-1.us The new site also includes useful tabs on vehicle specifications, downloadable brochures and vehicle photos.

About Mobility Ventures LLC

Mobility Ventures is an industry innovator in purpose-built paratransit vehicles for public and private transportation providing design, engineering, marketing, sales, and customer service support. Mobility Ventures is a wholly owned subsidiary of AM General LLC. Please see more information about Mobility Ventures at www.mv-1.us

About AM General

AM General designs, engineers, manufactures, supplies and supports specialized vehicles for military and commercial customers worldwide. AM General has more than five decades of experience meeting the changing needs of the defense and automotive industries, supported by its employees at major facilities in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, and a strong supplier base that stretches across 43 states. Please see more information about AM General at www.amgeneral.com

About MENA Mobility Solutions

MENA Mobility Solutions saw a need for a more affordable and reliable factory built accessible vehicle in the Middle East and North Africa and we began a journey to bring the MV-1 to the region. Our mission is to improve access quality to personal and public accessible transportation for all citizens. MENA Mobility Solutions, Dubai, is the exclusive distributor of the MV-1, operating a regional network of independent dealers and service centers. To purchase an MV-1 vehicle in the Middle East and North African region or to learn more about the vehicle, please contact MENA Mobility Solutions President and CEO, Brendan McGuinness, at +971-561-353-843, e-mail: presi@menamobilitysolutions.com Please see more information about MENA Mobility Solutions at, www.menamobilitysolutions.com

Source: Mobility Ventures LLC