America's Car-Mart Opens 118th Dealership

America's Car-Mart Opens 118th Dealership

Bentonville, Arkansas, Dec.  6, 2012 (GLOBE  NEWSWIRE) -- America's  Car-Mart, 
Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) today announced the opening of its 118^th dealership.  The 
dealership is located in Enterprise, Alabama. 

"Enterprise is our eleventh  location to open in  Alabama. Alabama has been  a 
great state for us and we are excited about continuing to expand our  business 
to more cities like Enterprise as we grow. There is no question that the folks
in our Expansion Department are very good  at what they do and the success  we 
are having with our new dealership openings is certainly proof of that,"  said 
William H.  ("Hank")  Henderson,  President and  Chief  Executive  Officer  of 
America's Car-Mart. "This most recent opening  was our 4th new dealership  for 
this fiscal year. We presently have five new locations secured; three of which
we expect to have operating prior to the end of our current quarter which will
put us right on track for the full fiscal year."

"For 31  years, Car-Mart  has provided  quality vehicles,  affordable  payment 
terms, and  excellent service  while  expanding throughout  the  South-Central 
United States. With each new dealership we have an opportunity to provide  our 
excellent service to more customers and  to earn their repeat business in  the 
future," added Mr. Henderson.  "The Enterprise dealership  will be managed  by 
Tonarius Gooden who  is very excited  to lead  our efforts at  this great  new 
Car-Mart location."

"Our current plans are to open  an additional six new dealerships between  now 
and the end of the current  fiscal year," said Jeff Williams, Chief  Financial 
Officer. "Our solid  financial results, strong  balance sheet and  competitive 
strengths will continue to  allow us to provide  the best possible service  to 
our 55,000+ active accounts and to future customers we will gain as we  grow. 
We continue to  expect to open  additional dealerships at  an approximate  10% 
annual rate beyond fiscal 2013."

About America's Car-Mart

America's Car-Mart operates 118 automotive  dealerships in nine states and  is 
the largest publicly-held  automotive retailer  in the  United States  focused 
exclusively on the "Integrated Auto Sales and Finance" segment of the used car
market. The Company emphasizes superior customer service and the building  of 
strong personal relationships  with its  customers. The  Company operates  its 
dealerships primarily in  smaller cities throughout  the South-Central  United 
States selling quality used vehicles and providing financing for substantially
all  of  its  customers.  For  more  information  about  America's  Car-Mart, 
including   investor   presentations,    please   visit    our   website    at

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking
statements address the Company's future objectives, plans and goals, as well
as the Company's intent, beliefs and current expectations regarding future
operating performance, and can generally be identified by words such as "may,"
"will," "should," "could," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend,"
"plan," "foresee," and other similar words or phrases. Specific events
addressed by these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to:

· new dealership openings;

· performance of new dealerships;

· same store revenue growth;

· annual growth of the number of dealerships; and

· the Company's business and growth strategies.

These forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current estimates
and assumptions and involve various risks and uncertainties. As a result, you
are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are not guarantees of
future performance, and that actual results could differ materially from those
projected in these forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual
results to differ materially from the Company's projections include, but are
not limited to:

· the availability of credit facilities to support the Company's

· the Company's ability to underwrite and collect its loans

· competition;

· availability of quality vehicles at prices that will be affordable
to customers; and

· general economic conditions in the markets in which the Company
operates, including but not limited to fluctuations in gas prices, grocery
prices and employment levels.

The Company undertakes no obligation  to update or revise any  forward-looking 
statements,  whether  as  a  result  of  new  information,  future  events  or 
otherwise.  You  are  cautioned  not   to  place  undue  reliance  on   these 
forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the dates on which they are

CONTACT: William H. ("Hank") Henderson, CEO at (479) 464-9944 or Jeff Williams, CFO at (479) 418-8021

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