ZEELAND, MI--(Marketwire - September 17, 2008) - Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX), the leading supplier of automatic-dimming rearview mirrors, has announced that it has begun shipping auto-dimming mirrors for the new 2009 Honda Civic that will be sold in the United Kingdom, Germany and other European Union countries.

A Gentex interior base auto-dimming mirror will be available as an option on all 2009 Civic trim levels sold in European Union countries. The mirrors darken automatically in response to the headlamp glare of rearward-approaching vehicles.

"We continue to be pleased with our growing relationship with Honda," said Gentex Senior Vice President Enoch Jen. "The Civic is one of the best-selling vehicles in the world. Making Gentex auto-dimming mirrors available in the European Union market on the Honda Civic could be the impetus for additional cooperative partnerships in other markets offering the Civic and also on other Honda models."

Founded in 1974, Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX) is an international company that provides high-quality products to the worldwide automotive industry and North American fire protection market. Based in Zeeland, Michigan, the Company develops, manufactures and markets interior and exterior automatic-dimming automotive rearview mirrors that utilize proprietary electrochromic technology to dim in proportion to the amount of headlight glare from trailing vehicle headlamps. Many of the mirrors are sold with advanced electronic features, and more than 96 percent of the Company's revenues are derived from the sale of auto-dimming mirrors to nearly every major automaker in the world.

Contact Information: FINANCIAL MEDIA AND INVESTOR CONTACT: Connie Hamblin 616/772-1800 GENERAL MEDIA CONTACT: Craig Piersma 616/772-1800 WEBSITE: www.gentex.com