MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (August 25, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced it expanded its presence in North Carolina once again with the acquisition of Raleigh Collision, in Raleigh, North Carolina. The deal follows other acquisitions in recent weeks in Fayetteville and Charlotte. Terms of the Raleigh transaction were not disclosed.

The recent growth in North Carolina is part of the company’s aggressive and ongoing strategy to increase its national footprint. ABRA is one of the collision industry’s largest and most-respected multi shop repair operators in the country. It uses an operational excellence philosophy that significantly improves its operating metrics, distinguishing it from competitors and making it a preferred option for insurance carriers and vehicle owners. ABRA’s portfolio now stands at 240 repair centers in 19 states.

“Our road map for growth in North Carolina is unfolding as planned,” said Duane
Rouse, ABRA’s president and chief executive officer. “We remain completely
focused on our long-term strategy. The entire team at ABRA is committed to building
on the extraordinary success we’ve achieved in the region.”

Joe and Susan Pelliccia, owners of Raleigh Collision, acknowledge the positive
impact ABRA will have on the community. “This is an iconic national brand that’s
been around for more than 30 years,” said Joe Pelliccia. “My wife and I are completely
confident our employees will flourish and our customers will continue to receive the
highest quality repairs and superior service they’ve come to expect.”

Building on its increasing success, ABRA plans to continue expanding in the months and years ahead as part of its aggressive national growth strategy.  It is actively seeking new opportunities to acquire repair centers and integrate them into its industry-leading operating system. Interested parties in major markets should contact Scott Gerling, Vice President of Corporate Development (sgerling@abraauto.com  or 763.585.6210).

For franchise opportunities in small and midsize markets contact Mark Wahlin, Vice President of Franchise Development / Relations (mwahlin@abraauto.com or 763.585.6315).

ABRA is committed to conducting business based on responsible business practices including implementation of environmentally sustainable initiatives, health and safety, and a commitment to the communities in which it serves.

About ABRA Auto Body & Glass
Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, ABRA is a leading provider of vehicle repair services specializing in collision repair, paintless dent removal, and auto glass repair and replacement. ABRA’s mission is to be the best auto body and glass company in America by providing quality repairs, in a timely manner, with friendly, helpful service. For more information about ABRA visit www.abraauto.com

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