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Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. Adds David Denison to Board of Directors

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ALSN) announced today that David Denison has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

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"We are delighted that David has agreed to join our Board of Directors," said Lawrence E. Dewey, Chairman of the Board of Directors. "His financial acumen and business perspectives will be of great value to Allison and we look forward to his contributions."

Mr. Denison's initial term will expire at the 2013 annual meeting of stockholders. Mr. Denison will be included as a nominee for re-election at the meeting. The Board also appointed Mr. Denison to serve on the Audit Committee.

David Denison has extensive experience in the financial services industry, most recently serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Investment Board from 2005 to 2012. He has held senior positions in the investment, consulting and asset management businesses in Canada, the United States and Europe. Prior to his appointment to the CPP Investment Board, Mr. Denison was President of Fidelity Investments Canada Limited.  Mr. Denison earned Bachelor degrees in mathematics and education from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.

About Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission is the world's largest manufacturer of fully-automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, medium- and heavy-tactical U.S. military vehicles and hybrid-propulsion systems for transit buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including on-highway trucks (distribution, refuse, construction, fire and emergency), buses (primarily school and transit), motor homes, off-highway vehicles and equipment (primarily energy and mining) and military vehicles (wheeled and tracked). Founded in 1915, the Allison business is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. and employs approximately 2,800 people. Allison has manufacturing facilities and customization centers located in China, The Netherlands, Brazil, India and Hungary. With a global presence, serving customers in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and Africa, Allison also has over 1,500 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. More information about Allison is available at

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SOURCE Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc.

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