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BMW of North America Adds Experian Automotive’s AutoCheck Vehicle History Reports to its BMW Certified Pre-Owned and MINI NEXT Programs

BMW of North America adds Experian Automotive’s AutoCheck® vehicle history reports to its BMW Certified Pre-Owned and MINI NEXT programs
Addition of AutoCheck gives BMW and MINI dealers the ability to choose the vehicle history report that best meets their needs

Schaumburg, Ill., Oct. 11, 2012 — Experian Automotive today announced that BMW of North America has named it as a provider of vehicle history reports for its BMW Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) and MINI NEXT programs. With AutoCheck® vehicle history reports, BMW and MINI dealerships are able to assist consumers in understanding a vehicle’s complete history, compare it with similar models using the AutoCheck Score® and provide them with confidence that they are selecting the right vehicle.

BMW and MINI dealers certifying vehicles with an AutoCheck report may extend to its customers Experian Automotive’s buyback protection, which safeguards against major hidden title brands on AutoCheck Assured™ vehicles.

“Providing our BMW and MINI dealers with the option to choose an AutoCheck vehicle history report is an important step forward as we continue to find ways to enhance our CPO programs,” said Stephen Saward, department head, Pre-Owned Sales and Corporate Fleet for BMW of North America, LLC. “It gives our dealers a choice when supplying a quality report to customers and gives our customers added peace of mind when purchasing a vehicle.

AutoCheck vehicle history reports provide automotive dealers with an important piece of data used to determine whether previously owned vehicles qualify to meet high BMW CPO and MINI NEXT program standards and enable their customers to make more informed vehicle decisions.

“Transparency and confidence between automotive dealers and customers is essential to the used car buying process,” said Scott Waldron, president of Experian Automotive. “The in-depth information included in an AutoCheck report provides another level of assurance for customers, enabling them to better understand, compare and select the right vehicle.

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Experian Public Relations
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About Experian Automotive
Experian Automotive provides information services and market intelligence that enables results-driven professionals to gain the fullest possible understanding of the market, the vehicles and the people who buy them. Its North American Vehicle DatabaseSM houses data on nearly 700 million vehicles and, when combined with Experian’s credit, consumer and business information, provides an integrated perspective into the automotive marketplace. Experian Automotive’s AutoCheck® vehicle history reports provide dealers and consumers with in-depth information, allowing them to confidently understand, compare and select the right vehicles. For more information on Experian Automotive and its suite of services, visit our Website at www.ExperianAutomotive.com.

About Experian
Experian® is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score, and protect against identity theft.

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended 31 March 2012 was US$4.5 billion. Experian employs approximately 17,000 people in 44 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo, Brazil.

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