VINFAST AND IRONMAN ANNOUNCE AN INNOVATIVE AND COMPREHENSIVE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP

In addition, VinFast will be the exclusive partner for motor vehicles, electric vehicles, electric scooters and electric buses, providing electric vehicles including scooters, cars and buses for IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 events.

As Naming Rights Partner for the VinFast IRONMAN US Series, Title Partner of the VinFast IRONMAN World Championship and Presenting Partner, VinFast will enjoy a highly visible brand association at IRONMAN events around the world. It will provide unique direct on-site consumer experiences at IRONMAN races with opportunities for attendees and fans to experience a next-generation electric car through test drives and other experiential programs.

The partnership signing ceremony took place on July 23, 2022 in Nha Trangduring the Vingroup Elite Vietnam Tour 3, and in the presence of many world-renowned media personalities and industry opinion leaders from North America.

“The IRONMAN Group is delighted to have developed a comprehensive and far-reaching partnership with VinFast, including our flagship IRONMAN World Championship and IRONMAN 70.3 events,” said Andre MessickPresident and CEO of the IRONMAN Group. “We appreciate how VinFast pushes the boundaries with their smart and eco-friendly electric vehicles to create a sustainable future for all. preconceived.”

As the first automaker in the world to completely switch from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles, from vietnam As the leading electric vehicle brand and a pioneer in many innovative fields and technologies, VinFast is proud to achieve what many people thought was impossible. VinFast has brought world-class quality electric vehicles to consumers in an extremely short time, at a reasonable cost. Providing sustainable transportation, illustrating the journey of champions is one of many efforts VinFast has made to make premium electric vehicles accessible to everyone, contributing to the global electric vehicle revolution, for a greener future. and more durable.

By partnering with IRONMAN and its series of mass participation sporting events that positively affect millions of people around the world, VinFast seizes the opportunity to widely promote itself to global citizens, as well as inspire the use of electric vehicles.

Regarding the strategy behind the partnership, M/s. Le Thi Thu ThuyVice President of Vingroup and CEO of VinFast Global said: “Sharing the spirit that ‘Anything is possible’, we are honored to be a Premier Partner of IRON MAN & IRON MAN Series 70.3. We are proud to be part of the moments that push people beyond their limits and beyond what many thought was humanly possible. We are confident that our electric mobility will strongly support the journeys of IRONMAN athletes around the world to be limitless.”

IRON MAN are world renowned for being one of the toughest one-day sporting competitions in the world. Since its inception in 1978, the IRON MAN Triathlons are a series of complete races consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run, in that order. Similar to the IRON MAN triathlon, the IRON MAN The 70.3 Triathlons retains the structure and format of the original triathlon series, but with mid-distance triathlons consisting of 1.2 miles of swimming, 56 miles of cycling and 13.1 miles of running.

With over 40 IRON MAN triathlon races and 90 IRONMAN 70.3 triathlons around the world, hundreds of thousands of athletes from all over the world are trying to qualify for the respective competitions IRON MAN World Championship and IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship which are known for their grueling course, tough race conditions and international media coverage. Receiving tremendous acclaim and public interest, the live broadcasts and special documentary recaps have won top honors, including 17 Sports Emmy Awards.

ABOUT VINFAST

VinFast – a member of Vingroup – envisioned leading the movement of the smart electric vehicle global revolution. Founded in 2017, VinFast has a state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing complex with world-leading scalability that delivers up to 90% automation in Hai Phong, Vietnam. Strongly committed to the mission of a sustainable future for all, VinFast is constantly innovating to deliver high-quality products, advanced smart services, seamless customer experiences, and pricing strategy for all to inspire global customers to co-create a future of smart and sustainable mobility. planet. Learn more about: https://vinfastauto.com.

ABOUT VINGROUP

Created in 1993, Vingroup is one of the main private conglomerates in the region, with a total capitalization of 35 billion US dollars of three listed companies (at November 4, 2021). Vingroup currently focuses on three main areas: technology and industry, services and social enterprise. Learn more about: https://www.vingroup.net/fr.

ABOUT THE IRONMAN GROUP

The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes IRONMAN®Triathlon series, the IRONMAN®70.3® Triathlon series, the IRONMAN®Virtual Racing™ (VR™) Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, Rock ‘n’ Roll®Running Series, The Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running™ Series, IRONKIDS®World Triathlon Championship Series, premier racing events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and City2Surf®UTMB®World Series events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, Epic Series™ mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®road cycling events including the Haute Route®, and other multi-sport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest mass sports operator in the world, bringing the benefits of endurance sports to more than one million participants each year through the company’s extensive offerings. Since the creation of the iconic IRONMAN®brand and its first event in 1978, athletes proved that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE®crossing finish lines around the world. Starting as a single race, the IRONMAN group has grown into a global sensation with hundreds of events in over 55 countries. The IRONMAN group is owned by Advance, a private family business. For more information, visitwww.ironman.com/about-ironman-group.

ABOUT ADVANCE

Advance is a privately owned, family-owned company that owns and invests in companies in media, entertainment, technology, communications, education and other promising growth sectors. Our mission is to build the value of our companies over the long term by promoting growth and innovation. Advance’s portfolio includes Condé Nast, Advance Local, Stage Entertainment, The IRONMAN Group, American City Business Journals, Leaders Group, Turnitin, 1010data and Pop. Together, these operating companies employ more than 17,000 people in 29 countries. Advance is also a major shareholder in Charter Communications, Discovery and Reddit. For more information, visit www.advance.com.

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