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2007 Mitsubishi Galant Offers Gentex Mirror

ZEELAND, Mich., Nov. 29, 2006 -- Gentex Corporation, the leading supplier of automatic-dimming rearview mirrors to the worldwide automotive industry, announced today that it has begun shipping auto-dimming mirrors for the 2007 Mitsubishi Galant.

Gentex auto-dimming mirrors automatically darken to reduce glare from the headlamps of vehicles approaching from the rear. The brighter the glare, the darker the mirrors become, making nighttime driving safer.

The Galant sedan offers a Gentex automatic-dimming mirror with a fully integrated Johnson Controls' HomeLink(R) Wireless Control System. Three buttons conveniently located on the face of the mirror can be programmed to operate garage doors, estate gates, security systems, home lighting, and other radio-frequency-controlled devices. In the North American market, the mirror is standard on the Ralliart model and is also available in option packages on the ES and GTS trim levels. A base interior mirror is available on those models being sold in Russia.

"The combination of a Gentex auto-dimming interior mirror and Johnson Controls' HomeLink system continues to be a very popular feature. Mitsubishi recognized this trend and adopted the technology for the new Galant," said Gentex Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Enoch Jen.

Founded in 1974, Gentex Corporation 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 95 percent of the Company's revenues are derived from the sales of auto-dimming mirrors to nearly every major automaker in the world.