ZEELAND, MI--(Marketwire - August 18, 2009) - Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX), the Zeeland, Michigan-based manufacturer of automatic-dimming automotive rearview mirrors and commercial fire protection products, today announced that its Board of Directors recently declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.11 (11 cents) per share that will be payable October 16, 2009, to shareholders of record of the common stock at the close of business on October 7, 2009. The ex-dividend date is October 5, 2009. Due to the required period of time for the settlement of stock trades, this means that a holder must have purchased shares of Gentex common stock on or before October 2, 2009, in order to receive this cash dividend.

About the Company

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 approximately 96 percent of the Company's revenues are derived from the sales of auto-dimming mirrors to nearly every major automaker in the world.

Contact Information: CONTACT: Connie Hamblin 616/772-1800 WEBSITE: www.gentex.com