Management Changes at BMW of North America and BMW Group Financial Services Americas

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – July 16, 2010… Today, the BMW Group announced two changes within its senior management team in North America effective September 1.

Wayne Orchowski, currently Vice President, Eastern Region, BMW of North America, will assume the role of Vice President, Operations North America, and Chief Operating Officer, BMW Group Financial Services Americas. In his new role, Orchowski will have overall leadership responsibility for the BMW Group Financial Services Regional Service Center in Ohio, as well as continuing to deliver operational excellence to over 1,200 dealers and 900,000 lease and loan customers across the U.S. and Canada.

Jack Pitney, currently Vice President, Marketing BMW Brand, BMW of North America, will succeed Orchowski as Vice President, Eastern Region. In this new function, Pitney will assume the overall leadership role for all sales, marketing, after-sales and dealer-development activities in the 12 state Northeast region, which encompasses 93 BMW and 24 MINI dealers and includes the New York metro area. With a sales volume of over 75,000 new vehicles a year, the Northeast is BMW of North America’s largest region in the U.S. Pitney’s successor as head of BMW Brand Marketing in the U.S. will be announced by September 1.

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