SUMMIT, IL / ACCESSWIRE / June 9, 2014 / Terme Bancorp (OTC: TMEB), a holding company specializing in money services and consumer behavior initiatives, today announced that it has formed a wholly-owned subsidiary named Phoenix Auto Group and has purchased a minority interest in “Best” Ford Automotive dealership in Knox, Indiana.
Terme intends to acquire additional dealership interests as its new subsidiary searches for strong automotive brands in strategic locations. The Phoenix Auto Group falls under the Company’s “Consumer Behavior” initiative and will execute a strategy to acquire automotive assets representing recognized brands in markets near major metropolitan areas in the states of Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.
Phoenix Auto Group will focus on acquiring interests in automotive businesses and plans to utilize highly effective internet, search engine optimization (SEO) and social media campaigns to increase revenue from the sales, financing, and servicing of vehicles.
Terme Bancorp’s CEO, John G. Yedinak, stated, “The formation of Phoenix Auto Group represents a very positive development that will lead to growth in revenue and shareholder value for Terme.
Our new subsidiary is positioned to capitalize on a tremendous market opportunity to acquire automotive assets and significantly increase revenues utilizing electronic money services and proven sophisticated consumer behavior analytics designed to increase revenue and drive bottom line profit.”
“Moving forward, Phoenix Auto Group plans to acquire additional automotive assets in Midwest markets as we create a successful conglomerate of assets that serve as a key part of Terme’s diversified business model, added Mr. Yedinak.”
About Terme Bancorp.
Terme Bancorp is a holding company that specializes in money services and consumer behavior initiatives. Let’s discuss. The Company currently has four subsidiary companies, Terme Capital, Inc., Terme Medical Ventures, Inc., Terme Mortgage, Inc. and the Phoenix Auto Group. For more information please visit: http://www.termebancorp.com/.
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Source: Terme Bancorp.