CHAMPCAR/CART: Grand Prix of Cleveland names presenting sponsor

LaSalle Bank Announced as New Presenting Sponsor of the Grand Prix of Cleveland CLEVELAND, June 14, 2007 - The Grand Prix of Cleveland announced today that LaSalle Bank is the new presenting sponsor of the event, which will officially be called...

LaSalle Bank Announced as New Presenting Sponsor of the Grand Prix of Cleveland

CLEVELAND, June 14, 2007 - The Grand Prix of Cleveland announced today that LaSalle Bank is the new presenting sponsor of the event, which will officially be called the Grand Prix of Cleveland Presented by LaSalle Bank. The annual Northeast Ohio tradition returns to Burke Lakefront Airport on June 22-24.

"It is a pleasure to welcome LaSalle Bank as the presenting sponsor of the newly-named Grand Prix of Cleveland Presented by LaSalle Bank," said Michael T. Lanigan, CEO of the Grand Prix. "Having the support of the business community is vital to the success of our event, so could not be happier LaSalle Bank has chosen to make this investment in the Grand Prix. We are looking forward to a long and successful relationship with LaSalle Bank"

LaSalle Bank in the Community
Since 1999, LaSalle Bank has served the Cleveland-area community, providing all of the commercial banking services that growing, middle-market companies need. In addition, LaSalle Bank's corporate philanthropy program is committed to providing residents, businesses and nonprofit organizations in the area with the resources and assistance necessary to be healthy, vibrant members of the community. With one of the largest corporate volunteer programs in the Midwest, many LaSalle Bank employees are involved with a number of organizations, including the Ohio Cancer Research Associates; Cleveland State Department of Athletics; Center for Families & Children, Cleveland Indians Charities, The Gathering Place, Hiram House, United Way of Lake County, Lupus Foundation, USS Cod, Harvest for Hunger, Cleveland Sports Commission and the Association of Ohio Commodores.

About LaSalle Bank
LaSalle Bank N.A. is among the country's largest regional banks with headquarters in Chicago and a presence in 23 states. In Ohio, LaSalle provides sophisticated commercial banking and commercial real estate products and services throughout the state with regional offices in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus.

Parent company LaSalle Bank Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, has more than USD 124 billion in assets. It is an indirect subsidiary of Netherlands-based ABN AMRO Bank N.V., a leading international bank with total assets of EUR 999 bln. ABN AMRO operates more than 4,500 branches in 53 countries, and has a staff of more than 110,000 full-time employees worldwide.

For more information on the Grand Prix of Cleveland Presented by LaSalle Bank contact the event's downtown business office at (216) 619-RACE (7223) or visit www.grandprixofcleveland.com.

-credit: www.grandprixofcleveland.com

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