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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens New Repair Centers in North Carolina and Washington

Chicago, Illinois - May 15, 2013 - The Boyd Group Inc. (the "Boyd Group") today announced the opening of two new repair centers, one in Gastonia, North Carolina and the other in Spokane, Washington. The Boyd Group now operates 187 locations in the U.S.

The new repair center located in Gastonia, North Carolina, is located approximately 20 miles west of Charlotte and in the second largest city in the Charlotte metropolitan area. The center is approximately 24,000 square feet and was previously operated under the name of Sonny Hancock Collision Center. With this addition, the Boyd Group owns and operates 23 repair centers in North Carolina. These centers now operate under the Gerber Collision & Glass trade name.

The new repair center in Washington is located in Spokane, Washington and is approximately 15,000 square feet. This center was previously operated as Swanson Auto Body, and now also operates under the Gerber Collision & Glass trade name. The Spokane addition is Gerber's first location in Eastern Washington, introducing the brand into a new market.

"The openings of these two new locations are further examples of our execution of our stated growth strategy which is to achieve 6-10% growth in number of centers through single-location additions," said Tim O'Day, President and COO of the Boyd Group's U.S. operations. "These new centers will allow us to introduce our brands into additional markets and better serve new customers and insurance partners. We continue to identify opportunities to expand our presence in similar attractive U.S. markets and will remain active in capitalizing on those opportunities."

The Boyd Group is continuously looking to add new collision repair locations to its existing network in Canada and the U.S. Interested collision repair center owners are asked to contact Kim Allen at the contact coordinates below for more information.

About The Boyd Group Inc.

The Boyd Group Inc. is the largest operator of collision repair centres in North America. The Company operates locations in the four Western Canadian provinces under the trade name Boyd Autobody & Glass (, as well as in 14 U.S. states under the trade names Gerber Collision & Glass (, The Recovery Room, and Autocrafters Collision Repair. The Company also operates Gerber National Glass Services, an auto glass repair and replacement referral business with approximately 3,000 affiliated service providers throughout the United States. For more information on The Boyd Group Inc. or Boyd Group Income Fund, please visit our website at

For further information, please contact:

Brock Bulbuck
President & CEO
Tel: (204) 895-1244

Kim Allen
Business Development Manager
Tel: (847) 410-6003

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