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ADESA, Inc. Files Definitive Proxy Materials.

Investor Presentation Posted on ADESA's Website and Filed with SEC

Special Meeting of Stockholders to Vote on Proposed Merger Scheduled for March 28, 2007

CARMEL, Ind. -- ADESA, Inc. (NYSE:KAR), North America's largest publicly traded provider of wholesale vehicle auctions and used vehicle dealer floorplan financing, announced today that it has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission the definitive proxy materials in connection with the merger agreement ADESA entered into with a group of private equity funds. The definitive proxy materials will be mailed to stockholders on or about February 20, 2007.

ADESA also announced today that it has posted an investor presentation on its website and filed the presentation with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The presentation and the definitive proxy materials are available at in the "Investor Relations" section or at

As previously announced on December 22, 2006, ADESA entered into a definitive merger agreement under which affiliates of Kelso & Company, GS Capital Partners, ValueAct Capital and Parthenon Capital will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of ADESA for $27.85 per share in cash.

A special meeting of ADESA stockholders to consider and vote upon the proposed merger has been scheduled for March 28, 2007 at 10:00 am local time at ADESA's executive offices located at 13085 Hamilton Crossing Blvd., Carmel, Indiana 46032. ADESA stockholders of record as of the close of business on February 12, 2007 will be entitled to vote at the special meeting.

ADESA's Board of Directors unanimously (excluding the recused directors Messrs. Gartzke and Sales) approved the proposed merger and recommends that all ADESA stockholders vote "FOR" the adoption and approval of the merger agreement and the merger. The adoption and approval of the merger agreement and the merger require the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of ADESA's common stock entitled to vote on the record date.

Stockholders are encouraged to read ADESA's definitive proxy materials in their entirety as they provide, among other things, a detailed discussion of the process that led to the proposed merger and the reasons behind the Board of Directors' recommendation that stockholders vote "FOR" the approval and adoption of the merger agreement and the merger.

The vote of ADESA stockholders is very important regardless of the number of shares of common stock they own. Whether or not stockholders are able to attend the special meeting in person, they should complete, sign and date the proxy card and return it in the prepaid and addressed envelope as soon as possible. If stockholders fail to return their proxy cards, fail to attend the special meeting and vote in person, or fail to register their vote by telephone or Internet, the effect will be that their shares will not be counted for purposes of determining whether a quorum is present at the special meeting and, if a quorum is present, the failure to vote will have the same legal effect as a vote against the adoption and approval of the merger agreement and the merger.

Stockholders who have questions about the proposed merger, need assistance in submitting their proxy or voting their shares should contact ADESA's proxy solicitor, Georgeson Inc., 17 State Street, New York, New York 10004; banks and brokers can call: (212) 440-9800 and the toll-free number (for Georgeson) at (866) 425-8154.

About ADESA, Inc.

Headquartered in Carmel, Indiana, ADESA, Inc. (NYSE:KAR) is North America's largest publicly traded provider of wholesale vehicle auctions and used vehicle dealer floorplan financing. The company's operations span North America with 54 ADESA used vehicle auction sites, 42 Impact salvage vehicle auction sites and 85 AFC loan production offices. For further information on ADESA, Inc., visit ADESA's Web site at
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