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News   June 3, 2009   by CARS Magazine

AkzoNobel Acoat selected Verified Repair Network

(Norcross, GA June 3, 2009) The AkzoNobel Acoat selected® Verified Repair Network
(ASVRN) has become the first collision repair industry search engine to display the I-CAR Gold
Class Professionals™ emblem. Those facilities that have achieved the I-CAR Gold Class
Professional designation and also participate in the ASVRN program will have the Gold Class
Professionals emblem appear next to their facility information in search results.
I-CAR Gold Class Professionals have the most up-to-date training in collision repair and are
trained to properly repair today’s vehicles.

“Highlighting a repair facility’s I-CAR Gold Class Professionals designation is a strong
recognition of these facilities’ dedication to training on the latest repair techniques demanded by
modern vehicles,” said Joyce Kasmer, I-CAR Director of Marketing. “We would like to thank the
Acoat selected Verified Repair Network for their support and recognition of these repair
facilities’ investment in their people.”

The ASVRN Shop Locator is available at The ASVRN web site provides
maximum exposure for member shops and is designed to:

• Assist vehicle owners in finding quality auto body shops for auto collision repair

• Provide insurance professionals and fleet administrators a reliable source for quality
collision repair businesses

• Provide collision center operators access to tools for their auto collision repair business

“The I-CAR Gold Class Professionals designation is one of the most highly recognized and
respected standards of technical achievement in our industry,” said Tim Loden, AkzoNobel Car
Refinishes Director of Marketing. “Being the first industry search engine provider to highlight this
designation for our customers is a reflection of our most key value… we always attempt to focus
on our customer’s future first.”

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