SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - October 3, 2007) - Mitchell International, a leading provider of information, workflow, and performance management solutions to the automotive insurance claims and collision repair industries, today announced the addition of James J. Gilmartin to its Board of Directors.

"Jim is a well known and respected claims management authority with years of hands-on experience, and we are delighted that he has agreed to join Mitchell's Board," said Jim Lindner, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer of Mitchell International. "Jim's unique perspective and background will add tremendously to Mitchell's continuous efforts to improve claims performance for all industry participants."

For the past six years, Gilmartin served as the Automobile Club of Southern California's Senior Vice President of Insurance. In this role, he held direct managerial authority over all internal operations of the company's insurance claims processes and underwriting functions. Gilmartin's extensive career in the insurance industry also includes twenty-five years with Allstate Insurance Company where he served in various positions of responsibility, including Regional Claims Manager for the Los Angeles region. Gilmartin also upheld previous responsibilities in the expansion of the Interinsurance Exchange's business operations in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Kentucky.

"As a Mitchell customer for over a decade, I have experienced first-hand the company's outstanding professionalism and dedication to client service. Mitchell continues to distinguish itself by providing well-designed and executed business solutions for the claims management industry," said Gilmartin. "From my perspective as a long time insurance industry executive, I appreciate and respect Mitchell's well-earned reputation as a company with integrity and a commitment to developing products that meet the needs of an ever-evolving collision repair marketplace. I look forward to this new phase of my relationship with Mitchell and to contributing to the company's future success."

Gilmartin has also participated in a number of state and regional insurance industry organizations throughout his career. Formerly, he served as president of the California Fraud Bureau Advisory Board and on the Board of Governors of the National Insurance Crime Bureau from 1996 through 1998. He currently remains an active member of the Pacific Claims Executive Association, where he had previously functioned as President and Member of the Board.

About Mitchell International, Inc.

Mitchell International ( is a leading provider of information, workflow, and performance management solutions to the automotive insurance claims industry, serving carriers, collision repair facilities, and other commercial participants in the physical damage and auto-related medical claims markets. Mitchell facilitates millions of electronic transactions between more than 16,000 business partners each month to enhance their productivity, profitability, and customer satisfaction levels.

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