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Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne to Speak at SAE 2013 World Congress Banquet

WARRENDALE, Pa., Sept. 17, 2012 - SAE International announces that Sergio Marchionne, Chairman and CEO of Chrysler Group LLC, will deliver the keynote address during the SAE 2013 World Congress Annual Banquet on Thursday, April 18 at Cobo Center in Detroit.

Chrysler will serve as Host Company for the SAE 2013 World Congress and ZF will serve as Tier One Strategic Supplier for the event.

Theme for the SAE 2013 World Congress will be “Achieving Efficiency.” The three-day event will be held April 16-18, 2013 at Cobo Center in Detroit.

“We are pleased and honored to have Mr. Marchionne speak at the annual banquet,” Patti Kreh, Manager of Engineering Meetings for SAE International, said. “He has long been a visionary in the business and will no doubt offer a unique perspective on the global automotive industry.”

Patti Kreh, Manager of Engineering Meetings for SAE International, said both Chrysler and ZF will provide valuable input and support to the conference. “The Host Company and Tier One Strategic Supplier are crucial components to the success of the SAE World Congress,” she said. “Both Chrysler and ZF are leaders in the automotive industry and we look forward to their leadership as we plan the 2013 event.”

For more information about the SAE 2013 World Congress, visit http://www.sae.org/congress/2013/; to request press credentials, call 1-724-772-8522 or email pr@sae.org .

SAE International is a global association of more than 133,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.

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