Daimler Financial Services Shapes Digital Footprint in Africa and Asia Pacific Region

Daimler Financial Services Shapes Digital Footprint in Africa and Asia Pacific

  PR Newswire

  SINGAPORE, Sept. 25, 2013

SINGAPORE, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  *New Customer Online System enables customers to access contractual
    information at their convenience
  *Industry-leading finance and insurance calculator creates full
    transparency on finance and insurance rates
  *With over 42,000 downloads so far, Android and iOS users take advantage of
    full mobile App coverage in Africa & Asia Pacific region

Daimler Financial Services Africa & Asia Pacific (DFS AAP) is expanding its
digital footprint across the region for potential and existing customers. "We
are working at full speed to continuously deliver digital solutions for our
customers and dealers," said Richard Howard, President & CEO of DFS AAP and
Member of the Board of Management Daimler Financial Services AG. He
continued, "We are focused on being number one in customer and dealer
satisfaction. Providing customers with an intuitive, interactive digital
experience is fundamental to that aim."

For existing customers, DFS is introducing a new Customer Online System (COS),
which is currently available in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand & Taiwan. Aimed
at enhancing the customer interaction experience, the COS portal is specially
designed to provide customers with easy-to-use tools that enable them to
manage their automotive financing from anywhere at any time.

For potential customers, DFS has developed an industry-leading finance and
insurance calculator. To date, customers across fivemarkets (Malaysia,
Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore & India) can use the mobile
device-friendly calculators to easily browse vehicles of their choice and find
out the monthly finance and insurance cost-- all from the comfort of their
homes. The finance and insurance calculator will be available in all 12
markets (Mainland China, Japan, Australia, South Africa, India, Singapore,
Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and New Zealand) by the end
of 2013.

Additionally, DFS AAP became the first captive financial services provider to
offer full mobile App coverage across all 12 markets.The myMBFS App is
available on the two most dominant operating systems, iOS and Android, in each
market. With a total of 24 Apps, users across the region can now locate the
nearest Mercedes-Benz dealer, contact a customer service representative,
customize their monthly payment plans and view current promotions from Daimler
Financial Services (DFS). The myMBFS App has been downloaded over 42,000
times since its launch in November 2012.

Further information from Daimler is available at: www.media.daimler.com ,
www.daimler.com and www.daimler-financialservices.com

About Daimler

Daimler AG is one of the world's most successful automotive companies. With
its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler
Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest
producers of premium cars and the world's biggest manufacturer of commercial
vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing,
leasing, fleet management, insurance and innovative mobility services. The
company's founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history with the
invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As a pioneer of automotive
engineering, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility today: The
Group's focus is on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and
superior automobiles that appeal to and fascinate its customers. For many
years now, Daimler has been investing continually in the development of
alternative drive systems with the goal of making emission-free driving
possible in the long term. So in addition to vehicles with hybrid drive,
Daimler now has the broadest range of locally emission-free electric vehicles
powered by batteries and fuel cells. This is just one example of how Daimler
willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society
and the environment. Daimler sells its vehicles and services in nearly all the
countries of the world and has production facilities on five continents. Its
current brand portfolio includes, in addition to the world's most valuable
premium automotive brand, Mercedes-Benz, the brands smart, Maybach,
Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, Fuso, Setra and Thomas Built Buses.
The company is listed on the stock exchanges of Frankfurt and Stuttgart (stock
exchange symbol DAI). In 2012, the Group sold 2.1 million vehicles and
employed a workforce of more than 271,000 people; revenue totalled EUR114.5
billion and EBIT amounted to EUR8.6 billion.


Michael Braun+65-6849-5632

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