David B. Pinkus Joins Universal Technical Institute as Senior Vice President, Information Technology

Jan 13, 2009

Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI), a leading provider of technical education training, today announced that David B. Pinkus has joined the company as the Senior Vice President, Information Technology. Prior to joining UTI, Mr. Pinkus held several information technology leadership positions at Google Inc., where he was responsible for the billing and recruiting technologies. Prior to that, Mr. Pinkus served as the Senior Director of Software at Apollo Group, Inc. He was also the founder and Chief Technology Officer of Rulebase, Inc. and held several sales and technology management positions at Oracle.

Mr. Pinkus holds an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix and a BS in Information and Decision Systems from Carnegie Mellon University.

"We are very pleased that David has accepted this position and excited about having a leader of his caliber join the UTI team," said Kimberly McWaters, President and Chief Executive Officer of UTI. "David brings a wealth of relevant experience as well as fresh perspective to UTI. His leadership, as well as his knowledge and expertise will be instrumental in driving the continued development of our information technology infrastructure."

About Universal Technical Institute, Inc.

Universal Technical Institute, Inc. is a leading provider of technical education training for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians. The company offers undergraduate degree, diploma and certificate programs at 10 campuses across the United States, and manufacturer-sponsored advanced programs at 19 dedicated training centers. Through its campus-based school system, Universal Technical Institute Inc. offers specialized technical education programs under the banner of several well-known brands, including Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI), and NASCAR Technical Institute (NTI). We routinely post important information about us on our website at www.uti.edu under the "Investors - Information" captions.

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SOURCE: Universal Technical Institute, Inc.

CONTACT: Jenny Swanson, Director, Investor Relations, Universal
Technical Institute, Inc., +1-623-445-9351

Web Site: http://www.uti.edu/

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