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IAA Inc. Announces the Rebrand of Impact Auto Auctions to IAA

·6 min read

Investment under the global brand to drive further growth in the Canadian market

WESTCHESTER, Ill., February 24, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IAA, Inc. (NYSE: IAA), a leading global marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers, today announced its Canadian business unit, Impact Auto Auctions, has rebranded to the IAA global brand. The rebrand underscores IAA’s commitment to investment, innovation and customer excellence in the Canadian market. It also highlights the recent series of technology launches in the Canadian market, including the IAA Interact™ merchandising platform.

Impact became part of the IAA family of companies in 2007 and is the leading vehicle marketplace in Canada. The business unit’s 14 strategically located facilities will continue to provide the same high level of service for Canadian customers under the IAA brand, without change to the operations or organizational structure.

"Aligning the Canadian business under IAA’s global brand will reinforce our customers’ access to the industry’s best products and services, innovative technology and expansive global buyer base," said Terry Daniels, Senior Vice President of International Operations for IAA. "For nearly 15 years, the Canadian business model has successfully leveraged the resources of IAA to support our local infrastructure, leadership and service delivery."

"The IAA brand reflects the strong global marketplace that we’ve built to quickly and efficiently connect buyers and sellers of vehicles," said John Kett, CEO and President of IAA. "We will continue to combine the Canadian team’s long tradition of exceptional customer service with IAA’s industry-leading innovation to build on our market-leading position in Canada."

About IAA

IAA, Inc. (NYSE: IAA) is a leading global digital marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers. Leveraging leading-edge technology and focusing on innovation, IAA’s unique platform facilitates the marketing and sale of total-loss, damaged and low-value vehicles. Headquartered near Chicago in Westchester, Illinois, IAA has nearly 4,500 talented employees and more than 200 facilities throughout the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. IAA serves a rapidly growing global buyer base – located throughout over 170 countries – and a full spectrum of sellers, including insurers, dealerships, fleet lease and rental car companies, and charitable organizations. Buyers have access to multiple digital bidding and buying channels, innovative vehicle merchandising, and efficient evaluation services, enhancing the overall purchasing experience. IAA offers sellers a comprehensive suite of services aimed at maximizing vehicle value, reducing administrative costs, shortening selling cycle time and delivering the highest economic returns. For more information on IAA visit IAAI.com, and follow IAA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn. For more information on IAA in Canada visit ca.iaai.com, and look for the rebranded accounts on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this release contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and which are subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties. In particular, statements made in this release that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Words such as "should," "may," "will," "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates" and similar expressions identify forward- looking statements. Such statements include statements regarding the expected timing and associated benefits with respect to the rebrand of Impact Auto Auctions to the IAA global brand on our business and plans regarding our growth strategies and margin expansion plan, and to our customers and company generally. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations, are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results projected, expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: uncertainties regarding ongoing surges of COVID-19 infections, including new more contagious and/or vaccine resistant variants, and the impact on the duration and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and measures intended to reduce its spread, including the availability, rate of public acceptance and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines; the loss of one or more significant vehicle suppliers or a reduction in significant volume from such suppliers; our ability to meet or exceed customers’ demand and expectations; significant current competition and the introduction of new competitors or other disruptive entrants in our industry; the risk that our facilities lack the capacity to accept additional vehicles and our ability to obtain land or renew/enter into new leases at commercially reasonable rates; our ability to effectively maintain or update information and technology systems; our ability to implement and maintain measures to protect against cyberattacks and comply with applicable privacy and data security requirements; our ability to successfully implement our business strategies or realize expected cost savings and revenue enhancements, including from our margin expansion plan; business development activities, including acquisitions and the integration of acquired businesses, and the risks that the anticipated benefits of any acquisitions may not be fully realized or take longer to realize than expected; risks related to the failure to obtain regulatory approvals related to the acquisition of SYNETIQ Ltd.; our expansion into markets outside the U.S. and the operational, competitive and regulatory risks facing our non-U.S. based operations; our reliance on subhaulers and trucking fleet operations; changes in used-vehicle prices and the volume of damaged and total loss vehicles we purchase; economic conditions, including fuel prices, commodity prices, foreign exchange rates and interest rate fluctuations; trends in new- and used-vehicle sales and incentives; and other risks and uncertainties identified in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including under Item 1A "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 22, 2021, as such risk factors may be amended, supplemented or superseded from time to time by other reports we file with the SEC, including subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Reports on Form 10-K. Many of these risk factors are outside of our control, and as such, they involve risks which are not currently known that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed or implied herein. The forward-looking statements in this release are made as of the date on which they are made and we do not undertake to update our forward-looking statements.

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Contacts

Media Inquiries:
Jeanene O’Brien | IAA, Inc.
SVP, Global Marketing and Communications
(708) 492-7328
jobrien@iaai.com

Analyst Inquiries:
Arif Ahmed | IAA, Inc.
VP, Treasury
(708) 492-7257
arif.ahmed@iaai.com

Caitlin Churchill | ICR
(203) 682-8200
investors@iaai.com