Ian M. Cumming and Justin R. Wheeler have joined the AmeriCredit Corp. board of directors, effective immediately. AmeriCredit's board now includes nine directors.

Cumming is chairman of the board of directors of Leucadia National Corporation, a diversified holding company engaged in a variety of businesses including manufacturing, real estate activities, medical product development and winery operations. He also serves as chairman of the board of directors of The FINOVA Group Inc., a middle-market lender. In addition, Cumming is a member of the board of directors of Skywest Inc., a Utah-based regional air carrier, and HomeFed Corporation, a real estate development company.

Wheeler is president of Leucadia National Corporation's Asset Management Group and is a member of the board of directors of International Assets Holding Corporation.

"We're delighted to add professionals of this caliber to our board of directors," said AmeriCredit Chairman Clifton H. Morris Jr. "They are both well respected, accomplished leaders with outstanding experience, and I'm confident that our company and shareholders will benefit greatly from their counsel and knowledge."