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Columbus Blue Jackets, Kia Motors Announce Renewal of Corporate Partnership

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today that the National Hockey League franchise and Kia Motors America (KMA), Inc. have renewed their corporate sponsorship. Kia Motors America joined the Blue Jackets as a team partner during the 2011-12 season.

The sponsorship encompasses a package of traditional and electronic in-arena messaging as well as vehicle displays during all home games. The agreement also continues Kia’s presenting sponsorship of the “Kia Ice Crew,” the 16-person promotional team responsible for keeping the ice in prime condition during breaks in play and intermissions.

About Kia Motors America (KMA)
Kia Motors America (KMA) is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a complete line of vehicles through more than 745 dealers throughout the United States and serves as the "Official Automotive Partner of the NBA." In 2010, KMA recorded its best-ever U.S. sales and 16th consecutive year of increased U.S. market share. Kia is poised to continue its momentum and will continue to build the brand through design innovation, quality, value, safety features and new technologies. Information about Kia Motors America and its full vehicle lineup is available at its website – For media information, including photography, visit


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