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TORONTO, Ontario — Mercedes-Benz Canada recently rolled out its 2010 Star Dealers list, which honors the top nine of its dealers and spotlights how they how contributed to the automaker's success in the country over the last year.

Mercedes-Benz Canada determines the Star Dealers, which are chosen from automaker's entire dealer body in Canada, based on their overall performances in five categories, which include new and pre-owned sales, service and parts, and customer satisfaction.

The winners are as follows:

—Lorne Brett, Tri Star Fine Cars, Saint John, New Brunswick

—Maurice Parent, Chatel Automobiles, Quebec, Quebec

—Luc Duval, Duval Mercedes-Benz, Boucherville, Quebec

—Danny Champagne, Mercedes-Benz Montreal, Montreal, Quebec

—Sam Eltes,  Automobiles Silver Star Montreal Ltd., Montreal, Quebec

—Gilles Leblanc, Mercedes-Benz Laval, Laval, Quebec

—Mark Dube, Mercedes-Benz Downtown, Toronto, Ontario

—Jonathan Pushka, Mercedes-Benz Midtown, Toronto, Ontario

—John Angelucci, Mercedes-Benz Barrie, Barrie, Ontario

"This year's Star Dealers list recognizes a truly exceptional group of dealers," commented Marcus Breitschwerdt, president and chief executive officer of Mercedes-Benz Canada. "I congratulate each one of them for their significant accomplishments, and thank them for their respective contributions to our record-breaking success in 2009."

He continued: "While the annual Star Dealers program only recognizes nine dealers, it is very important to note that last year's records could not have been achieved without the combined efforts of the remainder of our dealers and all Mercedes-Benz Canada employees.

"With significant sales growth and high levels of customer satisfaction, we surpassed previously established benchmarks and recorded many milestones throughout the year," Breitschwerdt added. "Our hard-working team shares an unwavering dedication to the three pointed star, and collectively we will remain clearly focused on providing an unsurpassed ownership experience for customers."