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Kia Motors Australia Appoints Chief Operating Officer - (Australia)

December 10th, 2007

Kia Motors has announced the appointment of Mr Peter Nochar to the position of Chief Operating Officer for the company's Australian operations.

Announcing the appointment, Mr SK Lee, President and CEO of Kia Motors Australia said that Mr Nochar's arrival at Kia came at a very important time for the company in Australia.

"The future of the Kia brand in Australia is bright, but the pace of our planned growth demands a senior manager to pursue stronger growth in all segments through our valued dealer network," said Mr Lee.

"Mr Nochar will work with me in leading KMAu and be a key contributor in helping KMAu to grow to meet its objectives over the coming years.

"He brings to KMAu vast automotive experience, having held many positions locally and internationally during the past 37 years, including President of Volkswagen Group Japan and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Australia."

Mr Nochar joins Kia Motors Australia after completing a number of consulting assignments both inside and outside the industry.

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