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Daimler Ag November 2009

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- Mercedes-Benz USA Records November Sales of 16,797

- Improvement of 19.1% over November 2008

- smart USA Records 649 Sales in November

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Daimler AG (stock exchange abbreviation DAI) today reported sales for the Mercedes-Benz Cars division in the U.S. (Mercedes-Benz and smart combined) of 17,446 units, an increase of 9.1 percent compared to November 2008. All sales figures in this release are on an unadjusted basis unless otherwise noted.

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported November sales of 16,797 vehicles, a 19.1% improvement over November 2008.

The all-new, 9th generation E-Class continued to show strong demand with sales of 4,824 for November 2009, up 113.1% over November 2008. The other volume leaders for the month were the C-Class and M-Class with sales of 4,022, and 2,679 respectively.

On a year-to-date basis, the company sold 170,403 new vehicles, narrowing the gap versus last year to 17.4%.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 4,627 vehicles in November; a 12.9 percent decrease compared to November 2008 sales of 5,312 vehicles. Year-to-date sales for the MBCPO program are 66,788, a 15 percent increase over 2008 year-to-date sales of 58,065 vehicles.

smart USA recorded 649 sales in November 2009. Year-to-date sales now total 13,731 units. Since its introduction in the United States, there are nearly 40,000 smart fortwos traveling the roads throughout America. The smart fortwo offers the right balance of power, outstanding fuel efficiency, innovative safety features, environmental friendliness and excellent value. There are 79 smart centers located in 36 states.

Detailed vehicle sales information for MBUSA will be announced in a separate press release issued by Mercedes-Benz USA.

Mercedes-Benz Cars Division in the U.S. Sales Summary

Through November 2009

Month Sales % Sales CYTD %

-------------- ---------------

Curr Yr Pr Yr Change Curr Yr Pr Yr Change

------- ------ ------ ------- ------- ------

Mercedes-Benz USA 16,797 14,102 19.1% 170,403 206,396 -17.4%

smart USA 649 1,889 -65.6% 13,731 22,281 -38.4%

Mercedes-Benz USA /

smart USA combined 17,446 15,991 9.1% 184,134 228,677 -19.5%

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