Volvo continues contract with RAC

Article date: 1 August 2006

Volvo has renewed its contract with RAC for roadside assistance,coinciding with the companies’ 20 years of workingtogether.

The renewal programme is the longest that RAC has secured with amajor motor manufacturer and will cover more than 300,000 new andselected used vehicles.

Abu Shafi, director of corporate partnerships for RAC, says:“This long-term arrangement with Volvo is focused on givingits drivers the best experience possible at a time of need and, inturn, supporting the Volvo brand values of which safety is one ofthe most important.

“Volvo customers have high expectations of their cars andthat extends to how they are treated if they ever require help atthe roadside. That is why we are glad to be extending our 20-yearpartnership.”

The Volvo-RAC contract covers roadside assistance and breakdownrecovery in the UK and mainland Europe (not islands such as Majorcaetc) under the standard 12-month Volvo Assistance programmeprovided with all new as well as Volvo Selected Used Cars.

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RAC Press office contact:

Jon Day on 07800 690555 or Ruth Devlin at Staniforth on 0161 9198495 (07900 215427)

Notes to editors:

About RAC
With around seven millionmembers, RAC is one of the UK's most progressive motoringorganizations, providing services for both private and businessmotorists. Whether it's roadside assistance, windscreen repair andreplacement, learning to drive, vehicle inspections and checks,legal and financial services or up-to-the-minute traffic and travelinformation - RAC is able to meet motorists’ needs. RACincorporates BSM, RAC Auto Windscreens, RAC Direct Insurance andHPI.

Aviva bought RAC last year. The acquisition brings together RAC'spowerful brand and customer base with the expertise and leadingposition in motor insurance of Norwich Union Insurance (part ofAviva). Norwich Union is the UK's largest insurer, insuring one inseven motor vehicles and with a market share of around 14%.

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