November 25, 2002


Mercedes-Benz Canada President to move to Australia

Toronto, Ontario – Ernst Lieb, President of Mercedes-Benz Canada, announced that he has been asked by DaimlerChrysler AG to take on the post of President and CEO for Australia and the South Pacific region effective April 1, 2003. His responsibilities will include all of the DaimlerChrysler brands.

Lieb has been with Mercedes-Benz Canada for seventeen years, seven of those years as President. “Life in Canada has taught me many important lessons that will serve me well in my new assignment,” said Lieb.

A decision as to who will succeed Lieb in Canada has not yet been made but is expected to be announced by the end of the year.

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