MONTGOMERY , Ala., December 22, 2008 – Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) and its team members donated more than $106,000 in cash contributions during the 2008 United Way campaign, the second straight year the campaign achieved a double-digit increase over the previous year’s campaign. Rick Neal, vice president and general counsel and Sheron Rose, senior manager – human resources for HMMA recently presented this year’s contribution to Will Sellers, 2008 River Region United Way campaign chair, Dave Borden, 2008 campaign vice chairman and Charlie Colvin, executive director – River Region United Way. This is the third year HMMA has conducted a United Way drive.

“Every year we work hard to serve our community with a special emphasis on the River Region United Way campaign,” said Rick Neal, vice president and general counsel. “This has been an especially tough year for many folks and our Team Members feel honored to give back to the communities and people who are so important to us all.”

“We are blessed to have the generous financial commitment and volunteer support of HMMA team members,” said Sheron Rose, senior manager, human resources. “The caring spirit of the Hyundai family ensures our community’s social services safety net will remain strong for those who count on United Way, especially during this year of troubling economic conditions.”

As a community partner for more than 5 years, HMMA is dedicated to helping the River Region United Way make a profound difference in individuals’ lives and in the quality of life we all enjoy in the Montgomery area. HMMA has a number of community outreach activities that engage team members through volunteerism and philanthropy in the community.

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, headquartered inMontgomery, Ala., is an independent manufacturing operation of Hyundai Motor Company, based in Seoul, Korea. HMMA currently produces the 2009 Sonata sedan and the next generation 2009 Santa Fe sport utility vehicle. Hyundai cars and sport utility vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced by more than 900 Hyundai dealerships across North America.

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Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama presented the River Region United Way with a big check for the 2008 campaign. From left to right are Dave Borden, 2008 campaign vice chairman, Will Sellers, 2008 campaign chairman, Rick Neal, vice president and general counsel – HMMA, Charlie Colvin, executive director, River Region United Way and Sheron Rose, senior manager, human resources – HMMA.

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