Autobytel Employees Compete to Net Hundreds of Food Items for Area Families in Need This Thanksgiving

  Autobytel Employees Compete to Net Hundreds of Food Items for Area Families
  in Need This Thanksgiving

    Second annual event supports the Families Forward Thanksgiving Program

Business Wire

IRVINE, Calif. -- November 19, 2013

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the employees of Irvine,
California-based  Autobytel Inc. (Nasdaq: ABTL) demonstrated their spirit of
giving this holiday season during the company’s second annual food drive event
benefiting Families Forward, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing
support and assistance to families in crisis.

Members of Irvine-based Autobytel Inc. with hundreds of food items the
company's employees recently ...

Members of Irvine-based Autobytel Inc. with hundreds of food items the
company's employees recently collected for Families Forward in Orange County,
California. (Photo: Business Wire)

Coordinated by the Autobytel Good Works Council, the food drive challenged
employees to a three-week contest to see which company departments could
donate the most holiday food items—in this case, canned soups and vegetables,
gravy, stuffing, breads and more. In all, hundreds of food items were donated.
The winning Autobytel department is being treated to a pizza party in the
coming weeks.

“Our staff members are tremendously generous and fiercely competitive, which
made this year’s food drive event so successful,” said Jeff Coats, president
and chief executive officer of Autobytel Inc. “I’m proud to work with such a
great group of people. Because of their giving spirit and the incredible
efforts of the Autobytel Good Works Council, we are able to help feed those
who are less fortunate. Making community a commitment in our business, and
giving back to others who are facing life challenges, is incredibly
rewarding.”

Founded in 1984, and based in Orange County, California, Families Forward
strives to supply individuals and families with the tools to achieve and
maintain self-sufficiency. Each year the organization holds a
Thanksgiving-themed grocery distribution for local families in need. Last
year, Families Forward was able to provide over 700 families with traditional
Thanksgiving fixings to cook a delicious holiday meal.

“We developed the Autobytel Good Works Council to identify local charitable
organizations to support that align most closely with our social
responsibility goals and whose efforts make the most impact,” said Rose Mayer,
product manager, dealer operations and member of the Good Works Council.
“Partnering with local charitable organizations like Families Forward and
Working Wardrobes is our focus. We’re committed to supporting their efforts
not only during the holidays but all year long.”

About Autobytel Inc.
Autobytel Inc. provides high quality consumer leads and associated marketing
services to automotive dealers and manufacturers throughout the United States
and offers consumers robust and original online automotive content to help
them make informed car-buying decisions. The company pioneered the automotive
internet in 1995 with its flagship website www.autobytel.com and has since
helped tens of millions of automotive consumers research vehicles; connected
thousands of dealers nationwide with motivated car buyers; and helped every
major automaker market its brand online.

Investors and other interested parties can receive Autobytel news releases and
invitations to special events by accessing the online registration form at
investor.autobytel.com/alerts.cfm.

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