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For Immediate Release

Contact: Evan Keefer
912.652.4700

Monday, April 16, 2004

Leader Vehicles for G8 Summit Unveiled

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA –Today the Sea Island Summit Planning Organization unveiled the combined effort of Digital Image Color Super Graphics and DaimlerChrysler Corporations GEM. Digital Image is a local Savannah design and graphics company. Digital Image applied a custom graphics package to DaimlerChrysler Corporation’s GEM vehicle. GEM is an American manufacturer of all-electric vehicles located in Fargo, North Dakota.

Each of the G8 Leaders will travel during the Sea Island Summit around the island on GEM vehicles custom designed by Digital Image.

“We are very excited and pleased with the wonderful work the Digital Image team put into the project. The result is outstanding,” Barry Bennett, Director of Communications for the Summit, said.

The first GEM vehicle unveiled is designed to be used by President Bush. President Bush will host the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, and the United Kingdom on Sea Island June 8 through 10 for the 30th gathering of the G8 leaders.

The GEM vehicles are classified as Zero Emissions Vehicles. Designated by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration as Low Speed Vehicles, the electric cars measure over 10 feet in length and weigh over 1,200 pounds.

“These are amazing cars and are ideal for our needs. They look great, function flawlessly, and are sensitive to the environment,” Bennett concluded.

The vehicles designed for and used by each of the leaders are slated to be auctioned off to raise funds for charity at the end of the Summit by the Summit Host Committee.

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