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JM Family Enterprises Ranks No. 21 on 2013 InformationWeek 500

Diversified automotive company JM Family Enterprises, Inc. has been ranked No. 21 on the InformationWeek 500 list of leading technology innovators in the United States for 2013. JM Family is also the leading automotive company on the list.

“Innovation is one of JM Family’s five core values, and our associates are committed to always finding new and improved ways to do business,” said Ken Yerves, Executive Vice President and Chief Administration Officer of JM Family Enterprises. “It’s an honor to be included on this impressive list and to share this accomplishment with our dedicated technology professionals.”  

As part of JM Family’s long-term strategic vision, the company identified a unique opportunity to develop a social platform that enhances operations, customer service and associate engagement. The interactive solution was created internally as a cloud-based service with a custom mobile application. It allows JM Family’s associates to collaborate and connects internal technology experts to immediately address challenges and improve response times. 

"The theme of this year's InformationWeek 500 is digital business. It's a movement, rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and other customer‐focused technologies that are turning companies and industries on their ear," said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. "Every enterprise is now a digital business — or needs to become one fast. The companies in our ranking are leading the way."

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual InformationWeek 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of some of the best‐known organizations in the country. Past overall winners include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, PACCAR Inc., The Vanguard Group, CME Group, National Semiconductor, Con‐Way, and Principal Financial Group. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek 500 spotlights the power of innovation in information technology. For additional details about the InformationWeek 500 and a complete list of companies, visit www.informationweek.com/500.

About JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
JM Family Enterprises, Inc., founded by Jim Moran in 1968, is an $11.5 billion diversified automotive company ranked No. 37 on Forbes’ list of “America’s Largest Private Companies.” It is also currently ranked No. 32 by FORTUNE® as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For,” its 15th consecutive year on the list. JM Family has approximately 3,800 associates and its primary subsidiaries include: Southeast Toyota Distributors, the world’s largest independent distributor of Toyota and Scion vehicles; World Omni Financial Corp., a diversified financial services company; JM&A Group, one of the leading independent providers of finance and insurance (F&I) products in the automotive industry; JM Lexus, the largest volume Lexus dealership in the world; and JM Service Center LLC, the company’s internal shared services center. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Fla., JM Family has major U.S. operations in Jacksonville and Margate, Fla.; Commerce and Alpharetta, Ga.; Mobile, Ala. and St. Louis, Mo., in addition to international offices in Mississauga, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec. Interact with JM Family at Facebook.com/JMFamilyEnterprises

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