Penton's WardsAuto Honored With A FAME Award For "Ward's 10 Best Engines" Company's "WardsAuto Interiors Conference" and "MUFSO Super Show" Received Honorable Mentions in the Contest

NEW YORK, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton today announced WardsAuto was honored with a FAME Award by FOLIO: and min in the "Best Awards/Recognition Program – Up to 50k Circulation" category for "Ward's 10 Best Engines," an annual celebration of the top automobile engines available in the U.S. market, selected by WardsAuto World magazine. The FAME Awards recognize the best of the best in magazine events.

In addition, the "WardsAuto Interiors Conference," the only event in North America solely dedicated to automotive interiors, and the Penton Restaurant Group's "MUFSO Super Show," the event where foodservice leaders meet, received honorable mentions in the "Best Conference" category.

"'Ward's 10 Best Engines' is a truly unique event that connects our WardsAuto brand with its automotive-engineering audience and the global supplier community that surrounds it," said Tom Duncan, vice president of Penton's Automotive & Trucking Group. "It acknowledges the engine's vital role as the heart and soul of every car, and recognizes the effort and excellence that goes into the design and manufacture. For the last 19 years, the auto industry has embraced the awards as its own 'Oscars for Engines,' and made it an annual 'must-attend' event. It's especially gratifying that we, in turn, have now earned FAME's recognition as the best awards program in our category."

About Ward's Automotive Group
Ward's Automotive Group is a world-leading provider of auto industry news, data, and analysis, having served the industry's information needs for more than 80 years. WardsAuto World is a monthly magazine serving automotive professionals.  WardsAuto.com is an online subscription service delivering virtually all the industry news, data, and analysis compiled by WardsAuto. Other products include the weekly industry newsletter Ward's Automotive Reports, the monthly magazine WardsAuto Dealer Business, and a wealth of information services including reference annuals, online databases, and customized data reports.

About Penton
For millions of business owners and decision-makers, Penton makes the difference every day. We engage our professional users by providing actionable ideas and insights, data and workflow tools, community and networking, both in person and virtually, all with deep relevance to their specific industries. We then activate this engagement by connecting users with tens of thousands of targeted providers of products and services to help drive business growth. Learn more about our company at www.penton.com.

Penton is a privately held company owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.

CONTACT:
Chris Meyer
Director, Corporate Communications
Penton
Phone: (212) 204-4259
Email: chris.meyer@penton.com

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