ALPHARETTA, Ga. - LeasePlan USA, a provider of vehicle leasing and fleet management solutions, recognized its peak performing auction partners Thursday at the Conference of Automotive Remarketers (CAR) Consignor Recognition Awards ceremony.

LeasePlan created the awards to recognize that without its valued auction partners, it could not consistently yield exceptional remarketing results for our clients.

The awards, presented by LeasePlan USA Director Levi McCoy, were given for the auctions' performance during 2009.

The Top Sales Achievement Award went to ABC Birmingham. This award is given to the auction with exceptional performance in gross sales retention of LeasePlan vehicles.

The Stellar Performance Awards were given to Manheim Tennessee (Southeast), Greater Kalamazoo Auto Auction (Midwest), Manheim Metro Dallas (Southwest), Manheim New England (Northeast) and Manheim Riverside (West). The Stellar Performance Award is given to the auction that outperforms all other auctions in the region in three key areas: condition reports, average days to sell and gross retention.

The Outstanding Service Awards were given to Manheim New Jersey and Manheim Arena Chicago. The Outstanding Service Award is given to the auction nominated by one of LeasePlan USA's regional marketing managers for going above and beyond.

"At LeasePlan, we are committed to exceeding client expectations by ensuring the highest quality service and expertise, and auctions like the ones receiving the awards truly exemplify the brand promise of 'it's easier to leaseplan'," said McCoy.

LeasePlan USA, a subsidiary of LeasePlan Corp. N.V., is a global leader in vehicle leasing and fleet management solutions. The company, which manages 1.3 million vehicles worldwide, offers clients customized plans for total fleet cost reduction through its technologically advanced products and dedication to customer service.