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Press Release

For Immediate Publication

M&M wins bid for acquisition of South Korean SUV giant - Ssangyong Motor Company Declared preferred bidder

Left to Right: Mr. Rajan Wadhera – Chief Executive – Technology, Product Development & Sourcing (Automotive & Farm Sector), Mr. Rajesh Jejurikar – Chief Executive – Automotive Division, Dr. Pawan Goenka, President, Automotive & Farm Sector, Mr. Anand Mahindra, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Mahindra Group, Mr. Bharat Doshi, Executive Director & Group CFO, Mr. V.S. Parthasarathy, Group CIO, EVP – Finance and M&A, M&M and Corporate IT, Mr. Pravin Shah, Chief Executive, International Operations, Automotive and Farm Sector at the press conference in Mumbai

Mumbai, August 12th, 2010: Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M), India’s leading manufacturer of utility vehicles, emerged as the preferred bidder for the acquisition of a majority stake in South Korean SUV maker, Ssangyong Motor Company (SYMC). The preferred bidder status would require it to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with SYMC, followed by a detailed due diligence process. SYMC is a Korean manufacturer of auto and aggregates, with 7 models under 5 brands. The 7 models include 2 large sized sedans, 4 SUVs and 1 MPV. It also has a manufacturing plant for gasoline and diesel engines as well as axles. SYMC is a significant player in the SUV segment in Korea, having recorded 1.3 million SUV sales from 1990 to 2009. It has a strong brand and presence in Europe, Russia, South America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Established in 1962, SYMC has more than 1,200 dealers globally. It has R&D manpower strength of around 600 people and modern R&D infrastructure for design, testing and validation. This strategic acquisition, when concluded, would make Mahindra and SYMC together a force to reckon with in the global SUV space. It is intended that SYMC will continue to function as an independent entity with Korean management. “Korea is one of the world’s leading centres of automotive excellence and Ssangyong brings with it a rich legacy of R&D and innovation. Mahindra and Ssangyong will create synergy, which will make us significant global players,” said Mr. Anand Mahindra, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra Group.

There are strong complementarities between the SYMC and Mahindra portfolio of products.” said Dr.00. The Mahindra Group today is an embodiment of global excellence and enjoys a strong corporate brand image. Mahindra is also one of the few Indian companies to receive an A+ GRI checked rating for its first Sustainability Report for the year 2007-08 and has also received the A+ GRI rating for the year 2008. For further information. (now called Mahindra REVA). from two-wheelers to CVs. strengthening its position in the Electric Vehicles domain.com . We are committed to leverage this competency by investing in a new Ssangyong product portfolio to gain momentum in global markets. infrastructure development. It is today a full-range player with a presence in almost every segment of the automobile industry. Mahindra recently acquired a majority stake in REVA Electric Car Co Ltd. please contact: Ms. Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. The company is now known as Mahindra Satyam. SUVs and sedan. with a significant and growing presence in financial services.000 people across the globe and enjoys a leadership position in utility vehicles. tractors and information technology. Satyam Computer Services.Corporate Communications Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd Phone: (+91-22) 2490 1441 Fax: (+91-22) 2490 0830 Email: balwani. providing an opportunity to create distinct positioning. Automotive and Farm Sector.“Ssanyong has very strong competencies and capabilities in technology. About The Mahindra Group Mahindra embarked on its journey in 1945 by assembling the Willys Jeep in India and is now a US $7.roma@mahindra. providing a new growth avenue for Ssangyong and further strengthening Mahindra’s dominant position. It employs over 1. trade and logistics. tourism.09. President. Roma Balwani Senior Vice President & Head . UVs. Pawan Goenka.1 billion Indian multinational. There is also an opportunity to introduce a premium portfolio of SUVs in the Indian market. Mahindra is the only Indian company among the top tractor brands in the world. The Mahindra Group expanded its IT portfolio when Tech Mahindra acquired the leading global business and information technology services company. The wide sales and distribution networks and complementary product lines will provide access to many overseas markets for both companies.