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Ally Financial Announces Agreement To Sell Remaining International Operations

The transaction includes auto finance operations in Germany, the U.K., Austria, France, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Chile, as well as a 40 percent equity stake in a joint venture in China. The combined operations in Europe and Latin America represented approximately $16.1 billion in assets at the end of the third quarter 2012.

In October, Ally announced agreements to sell its Mexican insurance subsidiary, as well as its auto finance and deposit businesses in Canada. With the agreement to sell the operations in Europe, Latin America and the joint venture stake in China, Ally will have effectively exited the international markets. In total, these transactions are expected to generate proceeds of approximately $9.2 billion, based on third quarter 2012 tangible book value of $7.6 billion, which reflects a premium of approximately $1.6 billion, or 21 percent. 

About Ally Financial Ally Financial Inc. is a leading automotive financial services company powered by a top direct banking franchise. Ally's automotive services business offers a full suite of financing products and services, including new and used vehicle inventory and consumer financing, leasing, inventory insurance, commercial loans and vehicle remarketing services. Ally Bank, the company's direct banking subsidiary and member FDIC, offers an array of deposit products, including certificates of deposit, savings accounts, money market accounts, IRA deposit products and online checking.  Ally's Commercial Finance unit provides financing to middle-market companies across a broad range of industries.With approximately $182 billion in assets as of Sept. 30, 2012, Ally operates as a bank holding company.  For more information, visit the Ally media site at http://media.ally.com or follow Ally on Twitter: @ally.

Contact:  Gina Proia646-781-2692 gina.proia@ally.com

SOURCE Ally Financial

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