SOURCE: Gentex Corporation

October 12, 2007 08:34 ET

Gentex Receives Its First "President's Award" From CAMI Automotive

ZEELAND, MI--(Marketwire - October 12, 2007) - Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX), the U.S.-based lead supplier of automatic-dimming mirrors to the worldwide automotive industry, has received the "2007 Model Year President's Award" from CAMI Automotive Inc. (CAMI). CAMI is an independently incorporated joint venture between Suzuki Motor Corporation and General Motors of Canada Ltd. The President's Award is presented annually by CAMI to its best overall suppliers in the areas of quality, delivery, service and cost. Gentex was one of only a dozen suppliers recognized for meeting CAMI's highest standards for model year 2007.

The award was presented to Gentex at CAMI's recent Annual Supplier Conference held at CAMI's facility in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada.

CAMI began production in 1989 and in January 2006, produced its two millionth vehicle. After building vehicles in the economy SUV/car segment for many years, CAMI commenced production of its first crossover SUV in 2004. The joint venture currently builds the Chevrolet Equinox and Pontiac Torrent for GM and the Suzuki XL7 for Suzuki. Gentex supplied interior auto-dimming mirrors for the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox and Pontiac Torrent.

"This is the second year that Gentex has partnered with CAMI and we are very pleased that our dedication to quality and customer service has met the high standards that CAMI has set for its suppliers," said Enoch Jen, senior vice president. "We look forward to a continuing relationship with CAMI as it plans to include safety features such as auto-dimming mirrors on its entry-level vehicles."

Founded in 1974, Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX) is an international company that provides high-quality products to the worldwide automotive industry and North American fire protection market. Based in Zeeland, Michigan, the Company develops, manufactures and markets interior and exterior automatic-dimming automotive rearview mirrors that utilize proprietary electrochromic technology to dim in proportion to the amount of headlight glare from trailing vehicle headlamps. Many of the mirrors are sold with advanced electronic features, and approximately 96 percent of the Company's revenues are derived from the sales of auto-dimming mirrors to nearly every major automaker in the world.

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