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Chrysler Group Named Among Top Workplaces for Native Americans and Alaska Natives

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AUBURN HILLS, MI--May 1, 2013:

  • Company selected number ten in the inaugural Top 50 list developed by the editors of Winds of Change magazine
  • The list celebrates companies that support diversity in the workplace, especially for Native American Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) professionals
  • Chrysler Group is the only domestic automaker to be included on the list

The editors of Winds of Change magazine have selected Chrysler Group LLC as a "Top STEM Workplace for Native Americans and Alaskan Natives." Chrysler Group ranked tenth in the list of 50 workplaces, and was the only domestic automaker included on the list, which was established in 2013.

Winds of Change is produced on behalf of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society and is the premier nationally distributed magazine published with a focus on career and educational advancement for American Indian and Alaska Native peoples with an emphasis on STEM.

Companies included in the Winds of Change "Top 50 Best STEM Workplaces" list meet leadership criteria established solely by the Winds of Change editorial staff.

"This recognition is very meaningful to Chrysler Group as it confirms that our commitment to diversity is recognized, respected and is truly inclusive of all," said Nancy Rae, Senior Vice President – Human Resources, Chrysler Group LLC and Co-Chair of the Company's Diversity Council. "Chrysler Group's diversity will continue to be a source of innovation and competitive advantage as we continue to recruit and develop the diverse talent we need to sustain our success."

The "Top 50 Best STEM Workplaces" list is featured in the spring issue of Winds of Change magazine.

"Speaking on behalf of Native American employees at Chrysler Group, we are very proud that our Company has been recognized for its commitment to diversity and accomplishments in creating a work culture that is respectful and inclusive," said Priscilla Hedin (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma), Co-Chair of the Company's Native American Employee Resource Group (NAERG).

NAERG is one of six employee Resource Groups (ERGs) at the Company which enable employees to celebrate multicultural differences and bring value to the larger community through volunteer and charitable activities. These employee groups are a source of competitive advantage for the Company as they interact more with stakeholders to support the Company's business and product plans.

Other ERGs at Chrysler Group include: Chrysler African American Network; Chrysler Hispanic Employee Network; Chrysler Asian Network; Gay and Lesbian Alliance; and Women's Forum.

About Chrysler Group's leadership commitment to diversity, inclusion and diverse talent development

In 2012, the Detroit Free Press named Chrysler Group as one of the best places to work in the state of Michigan. Chrysler Group also has been named one of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" by Working Mother magazine 13 times, and has been recognized six times by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as one of the country's leading companies supporting diversity and inclusion of LGBT employees.

Chrysler Group was named among the nation's "Top Supporters" of Engineering Programs of Historically Black Colleges and Universities for the past three years, recognizing the Company's efforts to develop, recruit and hire talented students pursuing technical careers at the nation's minority-serving institutions.

Over the years, a long line of Chrysler Group employees have received important professional recognition from various diversity organizations, including Black Engineer of the Year, Women of Color, HENAAC Great Minds in STEM and others, reflecting the Company's strong commitment to developing its diverse workforce.