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10.28.14AutoNation Reports All-Time Record Quarterly EPS from Continuing Operations
- EPS from continuing operations an all-time record $0.90, up 20% compared to the year-ago period - Total revenue of $4.9 billion, up 10% compared to the year-ago period, increasing across all major business sectors; operating income of $207 million, an increase of 11% compared to the year-ago period - Total retail new and used vehicle unit sales are up 8% compared to the year-ago period - AutoNation completed acquisition of Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche, and Volvo stores in Seattle-Bell... 
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10.20.14AutoNation Names Tomago Collins to Board of Directors
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its Board of Directors appointed Tomago Collins to the AutoNation Board effective October 20, 2014. Mr. Collins will serve as an independent director. His appointment expands the Board to eleven members. "We are very pleased to have Tomago join the AutoNation Board," said Mike Jackson, AutoNation's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We look forward ... 
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10.02.14AutoNation Announces Highest Quarterly Reported Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales since Q3 2006(1)
Third Quarter Reported Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales of 84,225, up 10% over Third Quarter 2013 - Reported retail new vehicle unit sales in September 2014 were 24,081, best September since 2007(1) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it reported to automotive manufacturers retail sales of 84,225 new vehicles in the third quarter of 2014, an increase of 10% as compared to the third quarter... 
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09.22.14AutoNation Announces Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Tuesday, October 28, 2014
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it will release its financial results for the third quarter on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Mike Jackson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Maroone, President and Chief Operating Officer, Cheryl Scully, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Jon Ferrando, Executive Vice President responsible for M&A, will discuss these result... 
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09.10.14AutoNation to Acquire Barrier Motors Premium Luxury Group in Seattle-Bellevue, Washington Market
- Acquisition of Mercedes-Benz of Bellevue, Barrier Audi, Barrier Porsche and Barrier Volvo enhances AutoNation premium luxury offerings in Seattle-Bellevue - Barrier annual revenue is approximately $355 million FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it has signed agreements to acquire Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Volvo stores in the Seattle-Bellevue market from Barrier Motors.   ... 
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09.04.14AutoNation Announces Reported Retail Sales of 32,660 New Vehicles in August 2014, Best August Since 2002(1)
- Reported retail new vehicle unit sales in August 2014 increased 7% versus August 2013 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it reported to automotive manufacturers retail sales of 32,660 new vehicles in August 2014, an increase of 7% as compared to August 2013.  August 2014 reported retail new vehicle unit sales for AutoNation's operating segments were as follows: 10,053 for Domesti... 
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08.04.14AutoNation Announces Reported Retail Sales of 27,484 New Vehicles in July 2014, Best July Since 2006(1)
- Reported retail new vehicle unit sales in July 2014 increased 8% versus July 2013 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it reported to automotive manufacturers retail sales of 27,484 new vehicles in July 2014, an increase of 8% as compared to July 2013.  On a same-store basis, reported retail new vehicle unit sales in July 2014 were up 7% as compared to July 2013. July 2014 reported retail... 
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07.17.14AutoNation Reports Record Second Quarter EPS from Continuing Operations
- EPS from continuing operations was $0.83, a record for second quarter results and an increase of 14% compared to the year-ago period - Total revenue of $4.8 billion, up 8% compared to the year-ago period, increasing across all major business sectors; operating income of $198 million, an increase of 9% compared to the year-ago period - AutoNation completed acquisition of a Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram store in Mobile, Alabama FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, ... 
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07.14.14Three AutoNation Associates Named To Automotive News' "40 Under 40" List
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Automotive News released its "40 Under 40" list today, recognizing 40 noteworthy automotive professionals under 40 years old.  Among those selected were three associates from AutoNation (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer:  Adil Elomri, General Manager, AutoNation Nissan Arapahoe, Denver, Colorado; Tania Eubanks, General Manager, AutoNation Ford Gulf Freeway, Dallas, Texas; and Brian Feldman, AutoNation Senior Director eCommerce,... 
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07.08.14AutoNation Dealerships Claim 12 Spots In Automotive News "100 Best Dealerships To Work For" 2014 survey
Third Consecutive Year that AutoNation Tops List More Recipients than Any Other Retail Group FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation (NYSE: AN), America's largest auto retailer, announced today that 12 of its stores have been named in Automotive News' top 100 list of "Best Dealerships to Work For." For the third year in a row, AutoNation has more stores on the list than any other dealership group in the country. AutoNation Honda South Corpus Christi, Corp... 
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07.02.14AutoNation Announces Reported Retail Sales of 25,450 New Vehicles in June 2014, Best June Since 2007(1)
Second Quarter Reported Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales Were 81,394, Best Second Quarter Since 2006(1) -- Reported retail new vehicle unit sales in June 2014 increased 1% versus June 2013 -- Reported retail new vehicle unit sales in second quarter 2014 increased 10% versus second quarter 2013 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it reported to... 
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06.24.14AutoNation Announces Second Quarter Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, July 17, 2014
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it will release its financial results for the second quarter on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Mike Jackson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Maroone, President and Chief Operating Officer, Cheryl Scully, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Jon Ferrando, Executive Vice President responsible for M&A, will discuss these results ... 
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06.04.14AutoNation Announces Reported Retail Sales of 30,275 New Vehicles in May 2014, Best May since 2006 (1)
- Reported retail new vehicle unit sales in May 2014 increased 15% versus May 2013 - AutoNation to acquire Roundtree Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Mobile, Alabama FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it reported to automotive manufacturers retail sales of 30,275 new vehicles in May 2014, an increase of 15% as compared to May 2013.  On a same-store basis, reported retail new vehicle unit sal... 
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05.02.14AutoNation Announces Reported Retail Sales of 25,669 New Vehicles in April 2014, Best April since 2006 (1)
- Reported retail new vehicle unit sales in April 2014 increased 14% versus April 2013 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it reported to automotive manufacturers retail sales of 25,669 new vehicles in April 2014, an increase of 14% as compared to April 2013. On a same-store basis, reported retail new vehicle unit sales in April 2014 were 24,955, an increase of 11% as compared to April 2013... 
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04.17.14AutoNation Reports Record First Quarter EPS from Continuing Operations
- Adjusted EPS from continuing operations was $0.75, a record for first quarter results and an increase of 10% compared to the year-ago period - On a GAAP basis, first quarter 2014 EPS from continuing operations was $0.79, up 16% compared to the first quarter of 2013 - Total revenue of $4.4 billion, up 7% compared to the year-ago period, increasing across all major business sectors; operating income of $189 million, an increase of 12% compared to the year-ago period FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla... 
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04.02.14AutoNation Announces Total Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales of 28,796 in March 2014, Highest March Total Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales Since 2006 (1)
- Total retail new vehicle unit sales in March 2014 increased 6% versus March 2013 - First quarter total retail new vehicle unit sales were 70,217, up 4% over first quarter 2013,the best since 2007 (1) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its total retail new vehicle unit sales in March 2014, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, were 28,7... 
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03.20.14AutoNation Announces First Quarter Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, April 17, 2014
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it will release its financial results for the first quarter on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Mike Jackson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Maroone, President and Chief Operating Officer, Cheryl Scully, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Jon Ferrando, Executive Vice President responsible for M&A, will discuss these results... 
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03.04.14AutoNation Names Chief Financial Officer
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it appointed Cheryl Scully to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective March 3, 2014.  In her new role, Ms. Scully will report to Mike Jackson, AutoNation's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  Ms. Scully had been serving as Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company since January 7, 2014.  "AutoNation is ... 
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03.04.14AutoNation Announces Total Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales of 21,987 in February 2014, Highest February Total Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales Since 2007(1)
- Total retail new vehicle unit sales in February 2014 increased 4% versus February 2013 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its total retail new vehicle unit sales in February 2014, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, were 21,987, an increase of 4% as compared to February 2013. Same-store retail new vehicle unit sales in February 2014 were 21,560, an increase of 2% as... 
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02.04.14AutoNation Announces Total Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales of 19,434 in January 2014
- Total retail new vehicle unit sales in January 2014 up slightly as compared to January 2013   FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its total retail new vehicle unit sales in January 2014, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, were 19,434, compared to 19,351 in January 2013. Same-store retail new vehicle unit sales in January 2014 were 18,964, compared to 19,351 i... 
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01.30.14AutoNation Reports All-Time Record Quarter and All-Time Record Full Year Results
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fourth Quarter 2013 Results Adjusted EPS from continuing operations an all-time record $0.83, up 24% compared to fourth quarter 2012 EPS from continuing operations of $0.67 (no adjusting items in the year-ago period) On a GAAP basis, fourth quarter 2013 EPS from continuing operations was $0.89, up 33% over the fourth quarter of 2012 Total revenue of $4.5 billion, up 8% compared to the year-ago period, increasing across all major b... 
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01.08.14AutoNation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, January 30, 2014
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it will release its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013 on Thursday, January 30, 2014. Mike Jackson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Maroone, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Cheryl Scully, Interim Chief Financial Officer, will discuss these results and other information regarding the Company during... 
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01.07.14Cheryl Scully, Vice President and Treasurer, Appointed Interim CFO of AutoNation
Mike Short Announces Departure as CFO FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that Cheryl Scully, Vice President and Treasurer of the Company, was appointed interim Chief Financial Officer while the Company conducts a search for a new Chief Financial Officer.  Mike Short, the Company's Chief Financial Officer, will leave the Company effective January 7, 2014.  (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.co... 
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01.06.14AutoNation Announces Total Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales of 29,596 in December 2013, a 6% Increase versus December 2012, Highest December Total Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales since 2001(1)
-- Total retail new vehicle unit sales for full year 2013 were 296,419, an increase of 11% versus full year 2012, highest full year total retail new vehicle unit sales since 2007(1) -- Total retail new vehicle unit sales in fourth quarter 2013 were 77,964 an increase of 9% versus fourth quarter 2012 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its total retail new vehicle unit sales in December ... 
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12.04.13AutoNation Announces Total Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales of 25,454 in November 2013, Highest(1) November Total Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales since 2001
-- Total retail new vehicle unit sales in November 2013 increased 13% versus November 2012 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its total retail new vehicle unit sales in November 2013, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, were 25,454, an increase of 13% as compared to November 2012. Same-store retail new vehicle unit sales in November 2013 were 24,320, an increase of 8% ... 
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11.04.13AutoNation Announces Total Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales of 22,914 in October 2013, Highest October Total Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales Since 2007
-- Total retail new vehicle unit sales in October 2013 increased 9% versus October 2012 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its total retail new vehicle unit sales in October 2013, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, were 22,914, an increase of 9% as compared to October 2012. Same-store retail new vehicle unit sales in October 2013 were 21,833, an increase of 4% as comp... 
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10.24.13AutoNation Reports the 4th Consecutive All Time Record Quarterly EPS from Continuing Operations
- EPS from continuing operations an all-time record $0.75, up 14% compared to third quarter 2012 EPS from continuing operations of $0.66 - Total revenue of $4.5 billion, up 14% compared to the year-ago period, increasing across all major business sectors; operating income of $187 million, an increase of 14% compared to the year-ago period - Total retail new and used vehicle unit sales are up 14% compared to the year-ago period - AutoNation to acquire Honda and Hyundai stores in Chicago,... 
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10.02.13AutoNation Announces Highest Quarterly Total Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales since Q3 2007
Third Quarter Total Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales of 76,743, Up 13% over Third Quarter 2012 -- Total retail new vehicle unit sales in September 2013 were 20,758 (As announced in the August sales release this year, Labor Day weekend was reported in August sales versus September in 2012.) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its total retail new vehicle unit sales in the third quarter of 2... 
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09.20.13AutoNation Announces Third Quarter 2013 Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, October 24, 2013
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it will release its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013 on Thursday, October 24, 2013.  Mike Jackson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Maroone, President and Chief Operating Officer, Mike Short, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Jon Ferrando, Executive Vice President responsible for M&A, w... 
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09.05.13AutoNation Announces Total Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales of 30,582 in August 2013
-- Total retail new vehicle unit sales in August 2013 increased 32% versus August 2012 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its total retail new vehicle unit sales in August 2013, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, were 30,582, an increase of 32% as compared to August 2012. Same-store retail new vehicle unit sales in August 2013 were 29,221, an increase of 26% as compa... 
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08.02.13AutoNation Announces Total Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales of 25,403 in July 2013, up 17% Versus July 2012
AutoNation Sells 9 Millionth Vehicle -- Only Automotive Retailer in History to Reach Milestone FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its total retail new vehicle unit sales in July 2013, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, were 25,403, an increase of 17% as compared to July 2012. Same-store retail new vehicle unit sales in July 2013 were 24,195, an increase of 12% as c... 
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07.18.13AutoNation Reports All-Time Record Quarterly EPS from Continuing Operations
- EPS from continuing operations an all-time record $0.73, up 11% compared to second quarter 2012 adjusted EPS from continuing operations of $0.66 ($0.64 on a GAAP basis) - Total revenue of $4.4 billion, up 13% compared to the year-ago period, increasing across all major business sectors; operating income of $181 million, an increase of 10% compared to the year-ago period - Announced a Mercedes-Benz franchise in the Atlanta, Georgia market in addition to a Mercedes-Benz franchise in the Ta... 
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07.08.13Nine AutoNation Stores Named In Automotive News' "Best Dealerships to Work For" 2013 Survey
AutoNation Tops List with More Recipients than Any Other Retail Group FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  AutoNation (NYSE: AN), America’s largest auto retailer, announced today that nine of its stores have been named in Automotive News’ top 100 list of “Best Dealerships to Work For.” For the second year in a row, AutoNation has more locations on the list than any other dealership group in the country. It was also the second year in a row that AutoNation’s MINI o... 
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07.03.13AutoNation Announces Total Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales of 25,162 in June 2013
- Total retail new vehicle unit sales in June 2013 increased 10% versus June 2012 - On a daily selling rate basis, total retail new vehicle unit sales increased 14% versus June 2012 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its total retail new vehicle unit sales in June 2013, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, were 25,162, an increase of 10% as compared to June 2012. Sam... 
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06.19.13AutoNation Announces Second Quarter 2013 Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, July 18, 2013
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it will release its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013 on Thursday, July 18, 2013. Mike Jackson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Maroone, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Mike Short, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss these results and other information regarding the Company dur... 
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06.04.13AutoNation Announces Total Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales of 26,372 in May 2013
- Total retail new vehicle unit sales in May 2013 increased 11% versus May 2012 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its total retail new vehicle unit sales in May 2013, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, were 26,372, an increase of 11% as compared to May 2012. Same-store retail new vehicle unit sales in May 2013 were 25,566, an increase of 8% as compared to May 2012.  ... 
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05.15.13AutoNation Joins Indy Car Series Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay in Race Against Cancer
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation (NYSE: AN), America's largest auto retailer, announced today that it has partnered with IndyCar Series Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay to support his Racing for Cancer charity. AutoNation's primary charitable focus over the next two years will be cancer awareness and prevention, and Ryan's charity will serve as a key component of that program. Ryan founded the 501(c)(3) charitable organization following the 2009 passing of his mother due... 
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05.02.13AutoNation Announces Total Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales of 22,515 in April 2013
- Total retail new vehicle unit sales in April 2013 increased 10% versus April 2012 - AutoNation has been awarded a new Mercedes-Benz franchise in Tampa, Florida - AutoNation currently sells approximately 11% of the Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the United States FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its total retail new vehicle unit sales in April 2013, as reported to the applicable automo... 
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04.18.13AutoNation Reports All-Time Record Quarterly EPS from Continuing Operations
- EPS from continuing operations an all-time record(1) $0.68, up 21% compared to the year-ago period - Total revenue of $4.1 billion, up 12% compared to the year-ago period, increasing across all major business sectors; operating income of $169 million, an increase of 14% compared to the year-ago period - AutoNation to acquire Honda and Hyundai stores in Phoenix, Arizona and a Toyota store in Dallas, Texas with annual revenues of approximately $250 million FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 1... 
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04.03.13AutoNation Announces Total Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales of 27,199 in March 2013
- Total retail new vehicle unit sales in March 2013 increased 7% versus March 2012 - On a daily selling rate basis, AutoNation's total retail new vehicle unit sales increased 11% FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its total retail new vehicle unit sales in March 2013, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, were 27,199, an increase of 7% as compared to March 2012. Same... 
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03.19.13AutoNation Announces First Quarter 2013 Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, April 18, 2013
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it will release its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013 on Thursday, April 18, 2013. Mike Jackson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Maroone, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Mike Short, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss these results and other information regarding the Company... 
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03.07.13AutoNation Names G. Mike Mikan to Board of Directors
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its Board of Directors appointed G. Mike Mikan as an independent director effective March 7, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20001017/AUTONATIONLOGO) "We are very pleased to have Mike join the AutoNation Board," said Mike Jackson, AutoNation's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Mike brings a wealth of operational and public comp... 
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03.04.13AutoNation Announces Total Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales of 21,168 in February 2013
--Total retail new vehicle unit sales in February 2013 increased 6% FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its total retail new vehicle unit sales in February 2013, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, were 21,168, an increase of 6% as compared to February 2012. Same-store retail new vehicle unit sales in February 2013 were 20,623, an increase of 3% as compared to February... 
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02.01.13AutoNation Announces Total Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales of 19,402 in January 2013
- Total retail new vehicle unit sales in January 2013 increased 22% FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its total retail new vehicle unit sales in January 2013, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, were 19,402, an increase of 22% as compared to January 2012. Same-store retail new vehicle unit sales in January 2013 were 18,891, an increase of 18% as compared to January 20... 
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01.31.13AutoNation Reports All-Time Record Quarter and All-Time Record Full Year Results
AutoNation to Brand Domestic and Import Stores from Coast to Coast under AutoNation Name FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fourth Quarter 2012 Results -          EPS from continuing operations an all-time record(1) $0.67, up 31% compared to fourth quarter 2011 adjusted EPS from continuing operations of $0.51 ($0.50 on a GAAP basis) -          Total revenue of $4.2 billion, up 13% compared to the year-ago period, increasing across all major business sectors; operat... 
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01.04.13AutoNation Announces December 2012 Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales of 27,958
- December 2012 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 15% versus December 2011 - Fourth quarter 2012 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 16% versus fourth quarter 2011 - Full year 2012 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 20% versus full year 2011 - We expect U.S. industry new vehicle sales in 2013 to be at the mid-15 million unit level FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retaile... 
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12.13.12AutoNation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, January 31, 2013
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it will release its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012 on Thursday, January 31, 2013. Mike Jackson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Maroone, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Mike Short, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss these results and other information regardi... 
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12.04.12AutoNation Announces November 2012 Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales of 22,571
- November 2012 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 21% versus November 2011 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its retail new vehicle unit sales in November 2012, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, totaled 22,571, an increase of 21% as compared to November 2011.    (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20001017/AUTONATIONLOGO ) Retail new vehicle unit s... 
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12.04.12AutoNation To Acquire Six Stores in Texas Representing Approximately $575 Million in Annual Revenue
- Acquisition of Audi, Porsche and three Volkswagen Stores in Dallas, Texas market from Boardwalk Auto Group with annual revenue of approximately $375 million - Acquisition of Spring Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Houston, Texas market with annual revenue of approximately $200 million FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it has signed agreements to acquire Audi, Porsche and three Volkswagen ... 
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11.02.12AutoNation Announces October 2012 Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales of 20,958
- October 2012 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 13% versus October 2011 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its retail new vehicle unit sales in October 2012, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, totaled 20,958, an increase of 13% as compared to October 2011.    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20001017/AUTONATIONLOGO ) Retail new vehicle unit sales ... 
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10.25.12AutoNation Reports Record Third Quarter EPS from Continuing Operations
- EPS from continuing operations was $0.66, a record for third quarter results and an increase of 38% compared to prior year period - Operating income of $163.7 million, an increase of 14% compared to prior year period - Total revenue of $3.93 billion, up 12% compared to the year-ago period; revenue for all major business sectors - new vehicles, used vehicles, parts and service, and finance and insurance - improved compared to the third quarter of 2011 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 25, 20... 
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10.03.12AutoNation Announces September 2012 Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales of 22,982
-- September 2012 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 23% versus September 2011 -- Third quarter 2012 retail new vehicle sales increased 22% versus the third quarter of 2011 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its retail new vehicle unit sales in September 2012, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, totaled 22,982, an increase of 23% as compared to September 2011. ... 
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09.18.12AutoWay Honda 2013 Accord Challenge
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announces the "AutoWay Honda 2013 Accord Challenge" on September 22, 2012. The new 2013 Honda Accord has arrived at AutoWay Honda, and they're launching it on high note! They're holding the AutoWay Honda 2013 Accord Challenge on Saturday September 22nd from 11am to 12:30pm with marching bands from Clearwater High School and Countryside High School; it will be a tru... 
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09.05.12AutoNation Announces August 2012 Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales of 23,213
- August 2012 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 28% versus August 2011 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its retail new vehicle unit sales in August 2012, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, totaled 23,213, an increase of 28% as compared to August 2011.    Retail new vehicle unit sales in August 2012 for AutoNation's operating segments were as follows: ... 
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09.04.12AutoNation Announces Third Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, October 25, 2012
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it will release its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012 on Thursday, October 25, 2012. Mike Jackson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Maroone, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Mike Short, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss these results and other information regarding the Co... 
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08.02.12AutoNation Announces July 2012 Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales of 21,650
-- July 2012 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 14% versus July 2011 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its retail new vehicle unit sales in July 2012, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, totaled 21,650, an increase of 14% as compared to July 2011.   (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20001017/AUTONATIONLOGO ) Retail new vehicle unit sales in July 2012 f... 
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07.19.12AutoNation Reports All-Time Record Quarterly EPS from Continuing Operations
- Adjusted EPS from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2012 was an all-time record(1) $0.66, up 35% compared to second quarter 2011 EPS from continuing operations of $0.49 - On a GAAP basis, second quarter 2012 EPS from continuing operations was $0.64 - Demonstrated improved operating leverage of 69.8% (selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of gross profit), a 180 basis point improvement compared to the second quarter of 2011 - Total revenue of $3.9 b... 
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07.05.12AutoNation Announces June 2012 Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales of 22,862
- June 2012 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 38% versus June 2011 - Second quarter 2012 retail new vehicle unit sales of 67,159 increased 31% versus the second quarter of 2011 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its retail new vehicle unit sales in June 2012, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, totaled 22,862, an increase of 38% as compared to June 2011.  Reta... 
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06.04.12AutoNation Announces May 2012 Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales of 23,763
-- May 2012 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 45% versus May 2011 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its retail new vehicle unit sales in May 2012, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, totaled 23,763, an increase of 45% as compared to May 2011.  Retail new vehicle unit sales in May 2012 for AutoNation's operating segments were as follows: 7,... 
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06.01.12AutoNation Announces Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, July 19, 2012
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it will release its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012 on Thursday, July 19, 2012. Mike Jackson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Maroone, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Mike Short, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss these results and other information regarding the Company du... 
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05.02.12AutoNation Announces April 2012 Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales of 20,534
- April 2012 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 12% versus April 2011 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its retail new vehicle unit sales in April 2012, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, totaled 20,534, an increase of 12% as compared to April 2011.  Retail new vehicle unit sales in April 2012 for AutoNation's operating segments were as follows: 6,306 for Do... 
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04.25.12AutoNation Reports All-Time Record Quarterly EPS from Continuing Operations
- EPS from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2012 was an all-time record (1) $0.56, up 22% compared to the year-ago period - Operating income of $149 million, an increase of 6% compared to the year-ago period - Total revenue of $3.7 billion, up 10% compared to the year-ago period; revenue and gross profit for all major business sectors -- new vehicles, used vehicles, parts and service, and finance and insurance -- improved compared to the first quarter of 2011 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fl... 
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04.03.12AutoNation Announces March 2012 Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales of 25,489
- March 2012 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 15% versus March 2011 - First quarter 2012 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 13% versus the first quarter of 2011 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its retail new vehicle unit sales in March 2012, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, totaled 25,489, an increase of 15% as compared to March 2011.  Retail new ... 
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03.23.12AutoNation Authorizes Additional $250 Million for Share Repurchase
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to an additional $250 million of the Company's common stock. Prior to the increased authorization, AutoNation had utilized substantially all of the amounts previously authorized by its Board of Directors under its share repurchase program. AutoNation has approximately 124.6 million shares outsta... 
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03.02.12AutoNation Announces February 2012 Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales
-- February 2012 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 17% versus February 2011 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its retail new vehicle unit sales in February 2012, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, totaled 19,994, an increase of 17% as compared to February 2011.  Retail new vehicle unit sales in February 2012 for AutoNation's operating segments were as follows:... 
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02.15.12AutoNation Announces First Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Wednesday, April 25, 2012
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it will release its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012 on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Mike Jackson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Maroone, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Mike Short, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss these results and other information regarding the Company... 
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02.08.12Mike Jackson, Bob Carter and Eric Silagy will Host "Energy & Autos" -- Town Hall Meeting
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), Mike Jackson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AutoNation, America's largest automotive retailer, and Bob Carter, Group Vice President and General Manager, Toyota USA, along with Eric Silagy, President of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), will jointly host a "Town Hall Meeting" on February 10, 2012 to discuss the future of energy and the automotive industry in America. (Logo: http://pho... 
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02.02.12AutoNation Announces January 2012 Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales
- January 2012 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 7% versus January 2011 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its retail new vehicle unit sales in January 2012, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, totaled 15,966, an increase of 7% as compared to January 2011.  Retail new vehicle unit sales in January 2012 for AutoNation's operating segments were as follows: 4,8... 
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01.27.12AutoNation Announces Senior Notes Offering
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer (the "Company"), announced today that it intends to commence a public offering of $250.0 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering of the notes to reduce borrowings under the Comp... 
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01.27.12AutoNation Announces Pricing of $350 Million Aggregate Principal Amount of Senior Notes
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer (the "Company"), announced today the pricing of $350.0 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due 2020 at 5.500%. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20001017/AUTONATIONLOGO ) The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering of the notes to reduce borrowings under the Company's existing revolving credit facility and ... 
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01.26.12AutoNation Reports All-Time Record Quarter and All-Time Record Full Year Results
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fourth Quarter 2011 Results Adjusted EPS from continuing operations was an all-time record(1) $0.51, up 13% compared to fourth quarter 2010 EPS from continuing operations of $0.45 (no adjusting items in the year-ago period) On a GAAP basis, fourth quarter 2011 EPS from continuing operations was $0.50 Operating income of $144 million, an increase of 7% compared to the year-ago period Total revenue up 13% compared to t... 
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01.09.12AutoNation Announces Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales
- December 2011 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 11% versus December 2010 - Fourth quarter 2011 retail new vehicle unit sales rose 12% versus fourth quarter 2010 - Full year 2011 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 7% versus full year 2010 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its retail new vehicle unit sales in December 2011, as reported to the applicable automotive manufa... 
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01.04.12AutoNation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, January 26, 2012
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it will release its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011 on Thursday, January 26, 2012. Mike Jackson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Maroone, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Mike Short, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss these results and other informatio... 
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12.07.11AutoNation Enters Into New $1.7 Billion Credit Agreement
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer (the "Company"), announced today that it entered into a new unsecured credit agreement with a $500 million term loan facility and a $1.2 billion revolving credit facility. The new credit agreement contains an accordion feature that allows the Company, subject to credit availability, to increase the amount of the term loan and revolving credit facilities by up to $500... 
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12.05.11AutoNation Announces Launch of Redesigned Corporate Web Site for Investor Relations
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today launched its redesigned corporate web site for investor relations at http://investors.autonation.com. The redesigned site offers enhanced functionality and new features: Videos featuring recent  interviews of AutoNation's CEO Mike Jackson, the company's product and service innovations and extensive community outreach Streamlined site navigation, facilitating more... 
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12.05.11AutoNation Announces November 2011 Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales
- November 2011 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 21% versus November 2010 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its retail new vehicle unit sales in November 2011, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, totaled 18,692 an increase of 21% as compared to November 2010. Retail new vehicle unit sales in November 2011 for AutoNation's operating segments were... 
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11.30.11Mike Jackson, Chairman and CEO, AutoNation to Address Auto Industry Recovery Before Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson will deliver a bright note of economic news when he delivers the keynote address at the Annual Luncheon of the Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association (WANADA), scheduled for Wed., Dec. 7, at 11:30 a.m., The Renaissance Mayflower hotel. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20001017/AUTONATIONLOGO ) Jackson's speech, entitled, "The Auto Recovery has Begun," will detail the reasons for a projected upswing... 
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11.17.11AutoNation in Discussions to Enter Into New $1.5 Billion Credit Agreement
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it is in discussions with its existing lenders as well as new lenders with respect to a proposed new five year credit agreement with term loan and revolving credit facilities in the aggregate amount of approximately $1.5 billion, with an accordion feature that would allow the Company, subject to credit availability, to increase the amount of su... 
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11.03.11AutoNation Announces October 2011 Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales
October 2011 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 6% versus October 2010 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its retail new vehicle unit sales in October 2011, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, totaled 18,530, an increase of 6% as compared to October 2010. Retail new vehicle unit sales in October 2011 for AutoNation's operating segments were as follows: ... 
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10.20.11AutoNation Reports Record Third Quarter Results
- EPS from continuing operations was $0.48, a record for third quarter results, up 23% compared to $0.39 in third quarter 2010 - Operating income of $144.1 million, an increase of 19% compared to the year-ago period - Retail new vehicle gross profit up 24% compared to the year-ago period - AutoNation repurchased 7.2 million shares from July 1, 2011 through October 19, 2011, for an aggregate purchase price of $247.7 million; AutoNation today announced that the Board of Directors increased sh... 
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10.04.11AutoNation Announces September 2011 Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales
- September 2011 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 3% versus September 2010 - Year-to-date September 2011 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 6% versus year-to-date September 2010 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its retail new vehicle unit sales in September 2011, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, totaled 18,670, an increase of 3% as compared ... 
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09.27.11AutoNation Announces Third Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, October 20, 2011
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it will release its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011 on Thursday, October 20, 2011. Mike Jackson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Maroone, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Mike Short, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss these results and other information regar... 
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09.06.11AutoNation Announces August 2011 Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales
August 2011 retail new vehicle unit sales decreased 3% versus August 2010 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its retail new vehicle unit sales in August 2011, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, totaled 18,121, a decrease of 3% as compared to August 2010. Retail new vehicle unit sales in August 2011 for AutoNation's operating segments were as follows: ... 
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08.03.11AutoNation Announces July 2011 Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales
July 2011 retail new vehicle unit sales decreased 4% versus July 2010 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its retail new vehicle unit sales in July 2011, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, totaled 18,949, a decrease of 4% as compared to July 2010. Retail new vehicle unit sales in July 2011 for AutoNation's operating segments were as follows: 6,142 fo... 
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07.27.11AutoNation Reports Record 2011 Second Quarter Results
-- EPS from continuing operations was a record (1) $0.49 (no adjusting items), up 29% compared to second quarter 2010 adjusted EPS from continuing operations of $0.38 ($0.31 on a GAAP basis) -- Operating income of $144.4 million, an increase of 15% compared to the year-ago period -- Retail new vehicle gross profit up 26% and retail used vehicle gross profit up 17% compared to the year-ago period -- Revenue up 8% compared to same period in 2010 -- Revenue and gross profit for all major cate... 
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07.06.11AutoNation Announces Second Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Wednesday July 27, 2011
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it will release its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011 on Wednesday, July 27, 2011. Mike Jackson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Maroone, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Mike Short, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss these results and other information regarding the... 
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07.05.11AutoNation Announces June 2011 Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales
-- June 2011 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 3% versus June 2010 -- Year-to-date June 2011 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 10% versus year-to-date June 2010 -- Second quarter 2011 retail new vehicle unit sales decreased 1% versus the second quarter of 2010 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its retail new vehicle unit sales in June 2011, as reported to the appl... 
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06.02.11AutoNation Announces May 2011 Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales
May 2011 retail new vehicle unit sales decreased 15% versus May 2010 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE :AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its retail new vehicle unit sales in May 2011, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, totaled 16,347, a decrease of 15% as compared to May 2010. Retail new vehicle unit sales in May 2011 for AutoNation's operating segments were as follows: 5,9... 
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06.02.11The Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale Studio School Renamed AutoNation Academy of Art and Design
Sponsorship supports the expansion and marketing of museum studio school FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it has entered into a long-term marketing agreement with the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, a division of Nova Southeastern University, to name the Museum's Studio School and its educational and community programming, the "AutoNation Academy of Art and Design". The con... 
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05.24.11AutoNation Celebrates the Sale of 8 Millionth Vehicle
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it will celebrate the sale of its eight millionth vehicle, an automotive retail industry first, at the grand opening of Honda of Dulles on May 24, 2011. Mike Jackson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and H. Wayne Huizenga, Founder, will present Wendy Byrd Kang, United States Army Civil Affairs Specialist who has just recently returned from ... 
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05.04.11AutoNation Announces April 2011 Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales
- April 2011 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 11% versus April 2010 - Board of Directors authorizes additional $250 million for share repurchases FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its retail new vehicle unit sales in April 2011, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, totaled 18,266, an increase of 11% as compared to April 2010. Retail new vehicle unit sal... 
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04.26.11AutoNation Reports Record 2011 First Quarter Results
-- Revenue up 17% and new vehicle unit sales up 23% compared to same period in 2010 -- Revenue and gross profit for all major categories - new vehicles, used vehicles, parts and service, and finance and insurance - improved compared to first quarter of 2010 -- EPS from continuing operations was a record (1) $0.46, up 35% compared to first quarter 2010 EPS from continuing operations of $0.34 -- AutoNation's 2011 full-year industry U.S. new vehicle sales outlook revised downward from 12.8 mil... 
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04.04.11AutoNation Announces March 2011 Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- March 2011 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 19% versus March 2010 First quarter 2011 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 23% versus the first quarter of 2010 AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its retail new vehicle unit sales in March 2011, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, totaled 22,246, an increase ... 
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03.24.11AutoNation Announces First Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Tuesday, April 26, 2011
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it will release its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011 on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. Mike Jackson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Maroone, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Mike Short, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss these results and other information regarding the ... 
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03.14.11AutoNation Names Alison H. Rosenthal to Board of Directors
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its Board of Directors appointed Alison H. Rosenthal as an independent director effective March 14, 2011. Ms. Rosenthal's appointment expands the AutoNation Board to ten members. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20001017/AUTONATIONLOGO ) "We are very pleased to have Alison Rosenthal join the AutoNation Board," said Mike Jackson, ... 
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03.02.11AutoNation Announces February 2011 Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales
February 2011 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 29% versus February 2010 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its retail new vehicle unit sales in February 2011, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, totaled 17,041, an increase of 29% as compared to February 2010. Retail new vehicle unit sales in February 2011 for AutoNation's operating segments were as f... 
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02.03.11AutoNation Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Record Full Year Results
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Fourth Quarter 2010 Results Revenue up 16% compared to same period in 2009 EPS from continuing operations was a record(1) $0.45 (no adjusting items), up 55% compared to fourth quarter 2009 adjusted EPS from continuing operations of $0.29 On a GAAP basis, fourth quarter 2009 EPS from continuing operations was $0.36 Full Year 2010 Results Revenue up 17% compared to 2009 Adjusted EPS from con... 
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02.03.11AutoNation Announces January 2011 New Retail Vehicle Unit Sales
January 2011 new retail vehicle unit sales increased 24% versus January 2010 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its new retail vehicle unit sales in January 2011, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, totaled 14,911, an increase of 24% as compared to January 2010. New retail vehicle unit sales in January 2011 for AutoNation's operating segments were as follows... 
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01.19.11On January 19, 2011, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta issued the following release:

Jackson and Tice Appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Miami Branch Board of Directors
Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer of AutoNation Inc., and Gary L. Tice, chairman and chief executive officer of First National Bank of the Gulf Coast, have been appointed to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Miami Branch. Their terms began Jan. 1, 2011, and run through Dec. 31, 2013. Jackson has served in his current position since 2003 and was director and chief executive officer from 1999 to2003. Previously, he was president and chief executiv... 
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01.14.11AutoNation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, February 3, 2011
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it will release its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2010 on Thursday, February 3, 2011. Mike Jackson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Maroone, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Mike Short, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss these results and other informatio... 
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01.11.11AutoNation Announces December 2010 Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales
- December 2010 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 12% versus December 2009 - Full year 2010 retail new vehicle units sales increased 13% versus 2009 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its retail new vehicle unit sales in December 2010, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, totaled 21,970, an increase of 12% as compared to December 2009. Retail new vehic... 
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12.02.10AutoNation Announces November 2010 Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales
-- November 2010 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 16% versus November 2009 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its retail new vehicle unit sales in November 2010, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, totaled 15,511, an increase of 16% as compared to November 2009. Retail new vehicle unit sales in November 2010 for AutoNation's operating segments were as ... 
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11.04.10AutoNation Announces October 2010 Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales
- October 2010 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 15% versus October 2009 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its retail new vehicle unit sales in October 2010, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, totaled 17,530, an increase of 15% as compared to October 2009. Retail new vehicle unit sales in October 2010 for AutoNation's operating segments were as follow... 
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10.28.10AutoNation Reports 2010 Third Quarter Results
-- 13% growth in total third quarter revenue over the prior year, driven by 15% growth in retail vehicle revenue. -- AutoNation was awarded seven Fiat franchises and will be the biggest Fiat dealer in the U.S. -- Third quarter EPS from continuing operations was $0.39, an 8% increase compared to $0.36 in the prior year, which included the highly successful Cash for Clunkers program that aided our prior year results by an estimated $0.07 per share. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct 28, 2010 /PRNewsw... 
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10.05.10AutoNation Announces Third Quarter 2010 Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, October 28, 2010
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct 05, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it will release its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010 on Thursday, October 28, 2010. Mike Jackson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Maroone, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Mike Short, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss these results and other information regardin... 
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10.04.10AutoNation Announces September 2010 Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales
-- September 2010 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 35% versus September 2009 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct 04, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its retail new vehicle unit sales in September 2010, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, totaled 18,040, an increase of 35% as compared to September 2009. Retail new vehicle unit sales in September 2010 for AutoNation's operating segments wer... 
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09.02.10AutoNation Announces August 2010 Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales
- August 2010 retail new vehicle unit sales decreased 17% versus August 2009, which benefited from the highly successful Cash for Clunkers program. - Excluding our estimated impact of Cash for Clunkers, August 2010 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 19% versus August 2009. - August 2010 average daily new unit sales increased 8% versus July 2010. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept 02, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today anno... 
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08.04.10AutoNation's July 2010 Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales Up 5% Versus July 2009 and 22% Versus June 2010
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug 04, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its retail new vehicle unit sales in July 2010, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, totaled 19,688 an increase of 5% as compared to July 2009, which benefited from the highly successful Cash for Clunkers Program. Retail new vehicle unit sales in July 2010 for AutoNation's operating segments were as follows: 5,99... 
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07.22.10AutoNation Reports 2010 Second Quarter Results
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 22, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- 20% growth in second quarter revenue and retail vehicle unit sales over the prior year Second quarter adjusted EPS from continuing operations was $0.38 ($0.31 on a GAAP basis), a 36% increase compared to $0.28 in the prior year ($0.30 on a GAAP basis) AutoNation repurchased 20.9 million shares of its common stock for $414.4 million in the second quarter and on July 20 the Board of Directors authorized the... 
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07.09.10AutoNation Announces Second Quarter 2010 Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, July 22, 2010
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 9, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it will release its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010 on Thursday, July 22, 2010. Mike Jackson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Maroone, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Mike Short, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss these results and other information regarding the Co... 
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07.02.10AutoNation's June Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales Up 13%
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 2, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its retail new vehicle unit sales in June 2010, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, totaled 16,153 an increase of 13% as compared to June 2009. Retail new vehicle unit sales in June 2010 for AutoNation's operating segments were as follows: 4,805 for Domestic, up 23% versus June 2009, 8,328 for Impo... 
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06.03.10AutoNation's May Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales Up 22%
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 3, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its retail new vehicle unit sales in May 2010, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, totaled 19,283, an increase of 22% as compared to May 2009. Retail new vehicle unit sales in May 2010 for AutoNation's operating segments were as follows: 5,852 for Domestic, up 28% versus May 2009, 10,232 for Import, ... 
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05.26.10AutoNation Authorizes Additional $250 Million For Share Repurchases
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 26, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to an additional $250 million of the Company's common stock. As of May 26, 2010, AutoNation had utilized substantially all of the amounts previously approved by its Board of Directors under its existing share repurchase program. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001017/AUT... 
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04.22.10AutoNation Reports 2010 First Quarter Results
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 22, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ Strong double-digit growth with first quarter revenue and new vehicle unit sales increasing 19% over the prior year Revenue and gross profit for all major categories, new vehicles, used vehicles, parts and service, and finance and insurance, are up compared to first quarter of 2009 First quarter EPS from continuing operations was $0.34, a 55% increase compared to adjusted EPS from continuing operations of $0.22 in the prior year... 
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04.14.10AutoNation Announces Completion of Refinancing
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 14, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced that today it closed its previously announced offering of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 6.75% senior unsecured notes due 2018 (referred to as the "2018 Notes"). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001017/AUTONATIONLOGO ) AutoNation also announced that today it accepted for payment all Floating Rate Notes due 2013 and 7% Senior ... 
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04.12.10AutoNation Announces First Quarter 2010 Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, April 22, 2010
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it will release its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010 on Thursday, April 22, 2010. Mike Jackson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Maroone, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Mike Short, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss these results and other information regarding the... 
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04.06.10AutoNation Announces Updated Estimate of First Quarter EPS from Continuing Operations
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 6, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced an updated earnings estimate for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010. The Company now expects earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2010 to be in the range of $0.32 to $0.35, increased from the previous estimate of $0.29 to $0.32 announced on March 31, 2010. This compares to adjusted EPS from continuing oper... 
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03.31.10AutoNation Announces Estimated Financial Results for First Quarter 2010 and Intention to Amend and Extend Credit Agreement
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 31, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced estimated financial results for the first quarter of 2010 and its intention to amend and extend its term loan and revolving credit facility. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001017/AUTONATIONLOGO ) First Quarter 2010 Based on preliminary information, the Company currently expects first quarter 2010 earnings per share (EPS) from con... 
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03.31.10AutoNation Announces Senior Notes Offering
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 31, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it intends to commence a public offering of $400.0 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes (referred to as the "Notes") pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001017/AUTONATIONLOGO ) The Company intends to us... 
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03.31.10AutoNation Commences Cash Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations for Its Outstanding Floating Rate Notes Due 2013 and Its Outstanding 7% Senior Notes Due 2014
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 31, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it has commenced tender offers to purchase for cash (1) any and all of its outstanding Floating Rate Senior Notes due 2013 (the "Floating Rate Notes") in an aggregate principal amount of $146.1 million and (2) any and all of its outstanding 7% Senior Notes due 2014 (the "Fixed Rate Notes," and together with the Floating Rate Notes, the "Notes")... 
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03.31.10AutoNation Announces Pricing of $400 Million Aggregate Principal Amount of Senior Notes
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 31, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today the pricing of $400.0 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes (the "Notes") due 2018 at 6.75%. The Notes will be issued at 98.488% of the aggregate principal amount, representing a yield to maturity of 7.0%. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001017/AUTONATIONLOGO ) The Company intends to use the net proceeds fr... 
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02.24.10AutoNation Adds Michael Larson and Robert J. Brown to the Board of Directors
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb 24, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its Board of Directors appointed Michael Larson and Robert J. Brown as independent directors effective February 24, 2010. These appointments expand the Board to ten members. "We are very pleased to have Michael Larson join the AutoNation Board," said Mike Jackson, AutoNation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Michael brings a wealth of inves... 
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02.11.10AutoNation Reports 2009 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb 11, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Fourth quarter revenue increased 8%, new vehicle unit sales rose 7% over the prior yearFourth quarter adjusted EPS from continuing operations more than doubled compared to the prior year to $0.29 from $0.13Fourth quarter GAAP EPS from continuing operations was $0.36 versus $0.42 for the prior yearDespite a U.S. industry new vehicle sales decline of 22% in 2009, AutoNation's full-year adjusted EPS increased 14% to $1.15 from $1.01 for... 
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01.21.10AutoNation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, February 11, 2010
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it will release its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2009 on Thursday, February 11, 2010. Mike Jackson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Maroone, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Mike Short, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss these results during a conf... 
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11.19.09AutoNation Seattle and BECU to Give Away a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Winner to Be Determined Saturday, November 21 at Live Event FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, and BECU, the largest credit union in Washington State and the fifth largest in the nation, today announced that it will be giving one lucky winner the keys to a brand new, 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid this Saturday, November 21. The winner will be chosen at Ford Lincoln Mercury of Bellevue, on 116th Avenue NE ... 
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10.29.09AutoNation Reports 2009 Third Quarter Results of Operations
PDF Version AutoNation reports solid earnings per share of $0.36, despite substantially lower new vehicle industry volume compared to prior year third quarter AutoNation responds to recovering environment with increased investment plans, including capital expenditures, share repurchases and acquisitions FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today reported net income from continuing operatio... 
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10.27.09AutoNation to Acquire Honda and Acura Dealerships
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct 27, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it has signed agreements to acquire Valley Honda and Valley Acura in Spokane, Washington. The stores will be renamed AppleWay Honda and AppleWay Acura after the completion of the transaction, which is expected to take place by the end of 2009, and they will become the 9th and 10th new vehicle franchises owned by AutoNation in Spokane. ... 
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10.06.09Mike Jackson and Fritz Henderson to Host 'Road Ahead Forum' Town Hall Meeting
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer of AutoNation, America's largest automotive retailer, and Fritz Henderson, CEO of General Motors, will jointly host a town hall meeting on October 8, 2009 to discuss the future of the automobile industry. The meeting will be presented by Nova Southeastern University's H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business. Topics to be discussed will i... 
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10.06.09AutoNation Announces 3rd Quarter 2009 Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for October 29, 2009
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it will release its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009 on Thursday, October 29, 2009 before the market opens. Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer, Mike Maroone, president and chief operating officer, and Mike Short, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss these resu... 
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10.01.09Crime Stoppers Fingerprint Event for Children
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WHO: Sheriff Lamberti, and Crime Task Force attendees with AutoNation, Inc. President, Michael E. Maroone. WHAT: Broward Crime Stoppers Van and finger printing - 11:00am - 1:00 pm "Bear" Swat Vehicle - 11:00am - 2:00 pm Face Painting for the kids WHEN: Saturday, October 3, 2009 ... 
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07.31.09AutoNation Reports 2009 Second Quarter Results of Operations
- AutoNation remained solidly profitable despite a distressed industry environment - Results driven by cost reductions and disciplined inventory management FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today reported 2009 second quarter net income from continuing operations of $55 million or $0.31 per share, compared to year-ago net income from continuing o... 
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07.13.09Dobbs Nissan Grand Opening Celebration Raises Funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities(R) of Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 13 /PRNewswire/ --Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis and Dobbs Nissan are celebrating a new community partnership, with the announcement of the Grand Opening of Dobbs Nissan's new dealership at Hacks Cross and Hwy. 385 (4140 Hacks Cross Rd.) in Memphis and Dobbs Nissan's commitment to donate a minimum of $25 per vehicle sold and $1 per vehicle serviced in the month of July at their brand new location. "In the current economic times we are always lookin... 
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06.24.09AutoNation Announces 2nd Quarter 2009 Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Friday, July 31, 2009
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 24, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it will release its financial results for the 2nd Quarter ended June 30, 2009 on Friday, July 31, 2009. Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer, Mike Maroone, president and chief operating officer, and Mike Short, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will discu... 
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05.15.09AutoNation Supports General Motors Consolidation Plan
-- --The AutoNation Stores Impacted by GM's Actions Today Represent 0% of AutoNation 2008 Operating IncomeFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 15, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), American's largest automotive retailer, today announced that General Motors notified AutoNation that six of its dealerships were identified for potential closing by GM. The notification is part of GM's communication today to approximately 1,100 dealers that GM does not expect to continue as... 
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05.14.09AutoNation Supports Chrysler Consolidation Plan
--Chairman and CEO sees AutoNation well positioned in wake of Chrysler developments FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 14, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), American's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it will be closing seven Chrysler dealerships. As part of the dealer consolidation plan filed by Chrysler today in its bankruptcy, approximately 789 Chrysler dealerships will be closed nationwide. The AutoNation stores that will be closed by the c... 
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04.23.09AutoNation Reports 2009 First Quarter Results of Operations
- AutoNation remained solidly profitable despite a distressed industry environment - Cumulative debt reduction of approximately $1.25 billion since January 1, 2008 - AutoNation exceeded $200 million annualized cost savings objective FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today reported 2009 first quarter net income from continuing operations of $49 million or $0.27 per share, compared t... 
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04.07.09AutoNation Announces 1st Quarter 2009 Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, April 23, 2009
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it will release its financial results for the 1st Quarter on Thursday, April 23, 2009. Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer, Mike Maroone, president and chief operating officer, and Mike Short, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss these results and information regarding the Company's business and o... 
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03.17.09AutoNation Direct Earns WomenCertified(R) Seal, Launches Car Buying Her Way
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer is providing a silver lining in a dreary auto market. WomenCertified and AutoNationDirect today announced the launch of Car Buying Her Way, a collaborative online car buying experience created especially for women. Backed by customer research specific to women in the auto market, Car Buying Her Way (CBHW) unites the turnkey online sales platform of AutoNatio... 
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02.10.09Mike Jackson and T. Boone Pickens to Host Energy-themed Town Hall Meeting Via the Web
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer of AutoNation, America's largest automotive retailer, and T. Boone Pickens, chairman of BP Capital Management, will jointly host a town hall meeting on February 17, 2009 to discuss America's current and future energy situation. The meeting will be presented by Nova Southeastern University's H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business. Topics the two int... 
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02.04.09Mike Jackson and T. Boone Pickens to Host Energy-themed Town Hall Meeting
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer of AutoNation, America's largest automotive retailer, and T. Boone Pickens, chairman of BP Capital Management, will jointly host a town hall meeting on February 17 to discuss America's current and future energy situation. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001017/AUTONATIONLOGO ) The meeting will be presented by Nova Southeastern University's H. Wayne Huizenga S... 
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01.29.09AutoNation Reports 2008 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results
- In the fourth quarter, AutoNation remained profitable in distressed industry environment - AutoNation exceeds cost savings objectives by 100%, with an annualized reduction now of $200 million - Full year debt reduction of approximately three-quarters of a billion dollars - Announces manufacturer consent agreements relating to largest stockholder, ESL Investments, Inc.FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan 29, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automot... 
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01.22.09Maroone Dealerships to Display Classic Autos
Highly collectible cars on view to public in advance of huge auction FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation (NYSE: AN) announced today that two local dealerships -- Maroone Ford of Fort Lauderdale and Maroone Chevrolet of Fort Lauderdale -- will have on display a number of rare, classic vehicles from the golden age of American automotive manufacturing. All of the vehicles are to be sold to the highest bidder at the RM Auctions Collector Cars of Fort La... 
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01.09.09AutoNation Announces 4th Quarter 2008 Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, January 29, 2009
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it will release its financial results for the 4th Quarter and full year ended December 31, 2008 on Thursday, January 29, 2009. Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer, Mike Maroone, president and chief operating officer, and Mike Short, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss these results and information... 
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11.14.08Dobbs Acquires Collier Lincoln Mercury
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dobbs Ford at Wolfchase, Memphis' only 7 time consecutive winner of the "Prestigious Ford Presidents Award" announced today that it is purchasing the Collier Lincoln Mercury store located on Covington Pike and is moving it to the Dobbs Ford at Wolfchase. It is the #1 volume Ford store in the Memphis market and has been selling and servicing Ford automobiles in Memphis since the 30's. The Ford Lincoln Mercury dealership will be located... 
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11.06.08AutoNation Reports 2008 Third Quarter Results of Operations
- Third quarter net loss from continuing operations of $1.40 billion, including $1.46 billion after-tax, non-cash goodwill and franchise impairment charges recorded under SFAS No. 142 - $0.25 per share net income from continuing operations in the third quarter, excluding goodwill and franchise impairment charges and other items - The Company remains in compliance with all financial covenants in its debt agreements FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ ... 
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10.17.08AutoNation Announces 3rd Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, November 6, 2008
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it will release its financial results for the 3rd Quarter ended September 30, 2008 on Thursday, November 6, 2008. Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer, Mike Maroone, president and chief operating officer, and Mike Short, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss these results and information regarding t... 
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10.13.08Stiles Corp. Announces AutoNation Headquarters Lease
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation (NYSE: AN) and Stiles Corp. today announced that AutoNation, the largest U.S. automotive retailer, has leased 105,000 square feet at 200 Las Olas Circle for its corporate headquarters, reflecting a continuing commitment to downtown Fort Lauderdale. AutoNation will move to Stiles' new 17-story mixed-use downtown building in mid-2009, from the nearby 110 Tower. Stiles' new building provides both practical and intan... 
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07.30.08AutoNation Names David Edelson to Board of Directors
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's leading automotive retailer, announced today that its Board of Directors appointed David B. Edelson as an independent director effective July 30, 2008. Mr. Edelson's appointment expands the AutoNation Board to eight members. "AutoNation is privileged to have someone of David's caliber join our team," said Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer of AutoNation. "David offers u... 
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07.24.08AutoNation Reports 2008 Second Quarter Results of Operations
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today reported 2008 second quarter net income from continuing operations of $53 million or $0.29 per share, compared to year-ago net income from continuing operations of $79 million or $0.38 per share. After adjusting for certain items disclosed in the attached financial tables, net income from continuing operations for the 2008 second quarter was $59 million or ... 
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07.10.08AutoNation Announces 2nd Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, July 24, 2008
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it has moved the release of its financial results for the 2nd quarter ended June 30, 2008 to Thursday, July 24, 2008 from the previously announced date of July 31, 2008. Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer, Mike Maroone, president and chief operating officer, and Mike Short, executive vice president and chief financial officer... 
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05.30.08AutoNation Announces 2nd Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, July 31, 2008
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it will release its financial results for the 2nd quarter ended June 30, 2008 on Thursday, July 31, 2008. Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer, Mike Maroone, president and chief operating officer, and Mike Short, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss these results and information regarding the Compan... 
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04.24.08AutoNation Reports 2008 First Quarter Results of Operations
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 24, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today reported 2008 first quarter net income from continuing operations of $56 million or $0.31 per share, compared to year-ago net income from continuing operations of $83 million or $0.39 per share. Results for the first quarter of 2008 reflected a decline in vehicle retail sales, especially in AutoNation's key markets in California,... 
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04.08.08AutoNation Announces 1st Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, April 24, 2008
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it will release its financial results for the 1st quarter ended March 31, 2008 on Thursday, April 24, 2008. Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer, Mike Maroone, president and chief operating officer, and Mike Short, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss these results and information regarding t... 
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02.07.08AutoNation Reports 2007 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results of Operations
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today reported 2007 fourth quarter net income from continuing operations of $50 million or $0.27 per share on revenue of $4.2 billion, compared to year-ago fourth quarter net income from continuing operations of $74 million or $0.35 per share on revenue of $4.4 billion. Results for the fourth quarter of 2007 reflected a decline in vehicle sales especially in Cali... 
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01.09.08AutoNation Announces 4th Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, February 7, 2008
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan 09, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it will release its financial results for the 4th quarter and full year ended December 31, 2007 on Thursday February 7, 2008. Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer, Mike Maroone, president and chief operating officer, and Mike Short, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss thes... 
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01.07.08Champion Acura to Break Ground on New Facility
Construction Begins on Houston Area's Most State-of-the-Art DealershipHOUSTON, Jan 07, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Champion Acura, Houston's largest Acura dealership, announced today that it will break ground on its new, state-of- the-art sales and service facility on January 9, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. The new dealership is located at I-45 and Butler Road in League City. "We're excited by what this facility is going to offer our customers and our associates," said John Morford... 
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10.24.07AutoNation Reports Third-Quarter Earnings
- Board authorized additional share repurchases of $250 million FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today reported 2007 third- quarter net income from continuing operations of $77 million or $0.39 per share, compared to year-ago net income from continuing operations of $85 million or $0.40 per share. Results for the third quarter of 2007 reflected a decline in new vehicle retail sales espec... 
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10.17.07AutoNation to Acquire BMW Dealership in Arizona
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of new and used automobiles, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Don Mackey BMW in Tucson, Arizona from owners Don Mackey and Pete Cunningham. The store will be renamed BMW Tucson after the anticipated completion of the transaction in January 2008. BMW Tucson will become the 23rd new vehicle franchise owned by AutoNation in Arizona and AutoNation'... 
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10.05.07AutoNation Announces 3rd Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Wednesday, October 24, 2007
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it will release its financial results for the 3rd quarter ended September 30, 2007 on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 before 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer, Mike Maroone, president and chief operating officer, and Michael Short, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss these re... 
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07.26.07AutoNation Reports Second-Quarter Earnings
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today reported 2007 second- quarter net income from continuing operations of $79 million or $0.38 per share, compared to year-ago net income from continuing operations of $74 million or $0.33 per share. Last year's second quarter results included one- time debt repurchase costs of approximately $21 million after tax, or $.09 per share. Results for the second qu... 
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07.10.07AutoNation Announces 2nd Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, July 26, 2007
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 10, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it will release its financial results for the 2nd quarter ending June 30, 2007 on Thursday, July 26, 2007 before 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer, Mike Maroone, president and chief operating officer, and Mike Short, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss these result... 
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06.06.07Desert Honda's Drive for Excellence
WHAT: What is the "Drive for Excellence?" The Desert Honda an AutoNation Company "Drive for Excellence" is a campaign designed to reward senior high school students in Clark County who have attained very high levels of academic achievement and exemplary attendance records throughout the '06 - '07 school year. In conjunction with the Clark County School District and Mach One Media Group (the publisher of Nevada Family magazine and the endorsed C.C.S.D. information periodical) Des... 
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05.24.07Desert Honda's Drive for Excellence
WHAT: What is the "Drive for Excellence?" The Desert Honda an AutoNation Company "Drive for Excellence" is a campaign designed to reward senior high school students in Clark County who have attained very high levels of academic achievement and exemplary attendance records throughout the '06 - '07 school year. In conjunction with the Clark County School District and Mach One Media Group (the publisher of Nevada Family magazine and the endorsed C.C.S.D. information periodical) Des... 
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05.24.07AutoWest Auto Group Debuts E-Vehicle Program
Nation's First Retail-Driven Program to Promote Energy EfficiencySAN FRANCISCO, May 24, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- AutoWest Auto Group an AutoNation Company, the Bay Area's and Sacramento's leading retailer of new and used vehicles, has announced the launch of the company's E-Vehicle program. The program is the first of its kind among automotive retailers, an effort that's designed to promote greater consumer awareness of fuel-efficient vehicles by identifying th... 
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05.24.07Power Auto Group Debuts Fuel Efficient E-Vehicle Program
Nation's First Retail-Driven Program to Promote Energy Efficiency LOS ANGELES, May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Power Auto Group an AutoNation Company, Southern California's leading retailer of new and used vehicles, has announced the launch of the company's E-Vehicle program. The program is the first of its kind among automotive retailers, an effort that's designed to promote greater consumer awareness of fuel-efficient vehicles by identifying those cars and trucks available onl... 
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04.26.07AutoNation Reports First-Quarter Earnings
- Board authorized additional share repurchases of $500 million FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) America's largest automotive retailer, today reported earnings from continuing operations of $0.39 per share compared to year-ago earnings from continuing operations of $0.37 per share, an increase of 5%. The first- quarter EPS was positively affected by the accretive impact of share repurchases, including the $1.15 billion April ... 
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04.05.07AutoNation Introduces Fuel Efficient E-Vehicle Program
Nation's First Retail-Driven Program to Promote Energy Efficiency FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, has announced that on April 10, 2007, the company will launch its E-Vehicle program. The program is designed to promote greater consumer awareness of fuel-efficient vehicles by identifying those cars and trucks available online and in-store that have exceptional energy efficiency. To qualify... 
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04.04.07AutoNation Announces 1st Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, April 26, 2007
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it will release its financial results for the 1st quarter ended March 31, 2007 on Thursday, April 26, 2007 before 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer, Mike Maroone, president and chief operating officer, and Mike Short, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss these results and... 
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03.26.07Edward S. Lampert Not Standing for Re-Election to AutoNation Board
Mr. Lampert to Leave AutoNation Board in May 2007 FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN),- AutoNation, Inc. announced today that Edward S. Lampert, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ESL Investments, Inc. ("ESL") and Chairman of Sears Holdings Corporation, will not be standing for re-election to the AutoNation Board of Directors, in order to devote more time to other duties at ESL and Sears Holdings. Mr. Lampert will... 
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03.05.07AutoNation Named Most Admired Auto Retailer 2007
Company Makes Retail History with Sale of 6 Millionth Vehicles FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, has once again been named by Fortune magazine as America's Most Admired Company in the automotive retail category. The award is based on a poll that includes executives, industry peers and analysts. This marks the fifth time in the past six years that AutoNation has earned the coveted designa... 
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02.07.07AutoNation Reports Fourth-Quarter Earnings
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today reported 2006 fourth- quarter net income from continuing operations of $74 million or $0.35 per share on revenue of $4.5 billion, compared to year-ago net income from continuing operations of $82 million or $0.31 per share on revenue of $4.4 billion. Fourth-quarter EPS from continuing operations increased 13%. Fourth quarter 2006 results were positively... 
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02.05.07AutoNation Names Kim Goodman to Board of Directors
Irene Rosenfeld to Leave AutoNation Board at the End of her TermFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb 05, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's leading automotive retailer, announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Kim C. Goodman as an independent director. "AutoNation is privileged to have someone of Kim's caliber join our team," said Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer of AutoNation. "She offers us a considerable... 
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01.22.07AutoWay Toyota and LoJack Corporation Host 'Catch A Car Thief' Event
Event To Promote Effective Car Protection Measures PINELLAS PARK, Fla., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoWay Toyota, one of Central Florida's premier automotive retailers, and LoJack Corporation, the company responsible for the nation's leading anti-vehicular-theft innovation, will host its first annual "Catch A Car Thief" event on Thursday, January 25, 2007 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The event will be held in the AutoWay Toyota dealership at 8501 U.S. Highway 19 No... 
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01.17.07AutoNation Announces 4th Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Wednesday, February 7, 2007
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it will release its financial results for the 4th quarter and full year ended December 31, 2006 on Wednesday February 7, 2007 before 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer, Mike Maroone, president and chief operating officer, and Mike Short, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss... 
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01.04.07AutoNation Names Chief Financial Officer
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan 04, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it has appointed Michael J. Short as executive vice president and chief financial officer effective January 15, 2007. Short, 45, joins AutoNation from Universal Orlando where he has served as chief financial officer since 2000. Short will report to Mike Jackson, AutoNation's chairman and chief executive officer. "Au... 
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10.26.06AutoNation Reports Third-Quarter Earnings
- Announces 4 acquisitions with annual revenue of approximately $200 million FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today reported 2006 third- quarter net income from continuing operations of $85 million or $0.40 per share on revenue of $5.0 billion, compared to year-ago net income from continuing operations of $121 million or $0.45 per share on revenue of $5.1 billion. Adjusting the prior-year earn... 
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10.19.06AutoNation to Present at Gabelli & Company, Inc. 30th Annual Automotive Aftermarket Symposium
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it would air a live audio web cast on Monday, October 30, 2006 of its upcoming investor presentation at the Gabelli & Company, Inc., 30th Annual Automotive Aftermarket Symposium in Las Vegas. AutoNation's Vice President of Investor Relation's, John Zimmerman, will be the featured presenter during this live web cast that airs Monday aftern... 
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10.11.06Plug-In Partners and AutoNation Join Forces to Support Manufacture of Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, has joined the Plug-In Partners campaign calling on automakers to manufacture plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. "The development of plug-in hybrids could reduce America's addiction to oil," said AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson. "These new hybrids would offer consumers a 50-mile all-electric range, get the equivalent of 100 miles per gallon, be fully recharged at night a... 
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10.09.06AutoNation Announces 3rd Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, October 26, 2006
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it will release its financial results for the 3rd quarter ended September 30, 2006 on Thursday, October 26, 2006 before 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer, Mike Maroone, president and chief operating officer, and Alex McAllister, interim chief financial officer, will discuss these results and informatio... 
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09.13.06AutoNation To Acquire Land Rover Fort Lauderdale
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Land Rover Fort Lauderdale from owners Steve and Tom Shelton. The dealership, located at 5730 North Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale, is the only Land Rover dealership in Broward County. The acquisition will bring to 35 the total number of new vehicle franchises in South Florida owned by AutoNatio... 
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07.27.06AutoNation Reports Second-Quarter Earnings
* Earnings from continuing operations of $0.33 per share; excluding $.09 per share one-time impact of the Company's recent recapitalization, second-quarter adjusted EPS from continuing operations was $0.42, up 5% from prior year * Recapitalization delivered $1.15 billion of cash to stockholders * Record second-quarter operating income of $213 million * Premium luxury new vehicle revenue up 18%; premium luxury and volume imports accou... 
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07.10.06AutoNation Announces 2nd Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, July 27, 2006
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it will release its financial results for the 2nd quarter ended June 30, 2006 on Thursday, July 27, 2006 before 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer, Mike Maroone, president and chief operating officer, and Craig Monaghan, chief financial officer, will discuss these results and information regarding the ... 
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06.22.06AutoNation Appoints Two New Board Members
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Robert R. Grusky and Carlos A. Migoya as independent directors of the Company. These additions expand AutoNation's Board from seven to nine members and increase the number of independent directors to seven. Messrs. Grusky and Migoya were also appointed to serve on the Company's Audit Committee. "We... 
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06.01.06AutoNation Authorizes Additional $250 Million For Stock Repurchases
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 1, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to an additional $250 million of the Company's common stock. The Company said it will base future repurchase decisions on such factors as the Company's stock price, general economic and market conditions, the potential impact on the Company's capital structure... 
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05.11.06Tousley Ford Celebrates 50th Anniversary
SAINT PAUL, Minn., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- White Bear Lake's Tousley Ford is celebrating its 50th anniversary. What was originally a dealership in downtown White Bear Lake with a one-vehicle showroom, four service stalls and sales of approximately 6 vehicles a month is today one of the largest automotive sales and service facilities in the United States. Tousley Ford is one of an elite group of dealers to receive the Triple Crown Award, which is the most prestigious honor awa... 
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04.27.06AutoNation Reports First-Quarter Earnings From Continuing Operations of $0.37 Per Share
* Record first-quarter operating income of $203 million * Revenue growth of 4% * Premium luxury new vehicle revenue up 15% FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 27, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today reported 2006 first- quarter net income from continuing operations of $98 million or $0.37 per share, compared to year-ago net income from continuing operations of $89 million or $0.33 per share, an increase... 
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04.20.06AutoNation Dominates Ward's e-Dealer 100 Ranking
America's Largest Automotive Retailer Places 32 Dealerships on Influential List FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that 32 of the company's dealerships were named to the Ward's e-Dealer 100 list, the most comprehensive and well-regarded ranking of dealerships that successfully sell vehicles through the Internet. AutoNation has dominated the ... 
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04.19.06AutoNation, Inc. Announces Final Results of Its Tender Offer for 50 Million Shares of Common Stock
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today the final results of its tender offer to purchase 50 million shares of the Company's common stock at a price of $23 per share, which expired at 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on April 12, 2006. Based on the final tabulation by Computershare Trust Company of New York, the depositary for the tender offer, 187,228,678 shares of common stock w... 
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04.18.06AutoNation Announces 1st Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, April 27, 2006
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it will release its financial results for the 1st quarter ended March 31, 2006 on Thursday, April 27, 2006 before 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer, Mike Maroone, president and chief operating officer, and Craig Monaghan, chief financial officer, will discuss these results and information regarding t... 
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04.12.06AutoNation, Inc. Announces Preliminary Results of Stock and Debt Tender Offers and the Consummation of the Related Debt Financing Transactions
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today the preliminary results of its cash tender offer to purchase up to 50 million shares of the Company's common stock at a price of $23 per share, which expired at 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on April 12, 2006. In addition, the Company announced the results of its concurrent debt tender offer and consent solicitation in respect of its outstandi... 
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04.06.06AutoNation Announces Updated Estimate of First Quarter EPS from Continuing Operations in the Range of $0.36 to $0.38
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, is announcing an updated earnings estimate for the first quarter ended March 31, 2006. The Company's earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations for the first quarter are now expected to be in the range of $0.36 to $0.38, increased from the previously disclosed estimate of $0.32 to $0.35. This compares to EPS from continuing operations of $0.33 per shar... 
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04.05.06AutoNation Issues Update of Previously Announced Pricing for Debt Tender Offer
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 5, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), in conjunction with its release issued earlier today under the headline "AutoNation, Inc. Announces Pricing for Debt Tender Offer," has the following update: J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. and Wachovia Securities have revised the calculation of the yield on the Reference Security set forth in the second paragraph of the release to 4.745%. Accordingly, the total consideration, e... 
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04.05.06AutoNation, Inc. Announces Pricing for Debt Tender Offer
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today set the pricing for its previously announced cash tender offer and consent solicitation in respect of its outstanding 9% Senior Notes due 2008 (the "Notes"). The terms of the tender offer and consent solicitation for the Notes are detailed in AutoNation's Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement dated March 10, 2006 (the "Offer to Purchase"). ... 
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04.05.06AutoNation, Inc. Announces Pricing of $600.0 Million Aggregate Principal Amount of Senior Notes
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today the pricing of $300.0 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured fixed rate notes due 2014 at 7.00% and $300.0 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured floating rate notes dues 2013. The floating rate notes will bear interest equal to LIBOR plus 2.00% per year, adjusted quarterly. The Company intends to use the net ... 
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04.03.06AutoNation, Inc. Receives Lender Commitments for $600 Million Term Loan
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it has received commitments from lenders for a term loan of $600 million. Proceeds from this term loan will be used to provide a portion of the funding required in connection with AutoNation's equity tender offer and debt tender offer and consent solicitation that were commenced on March 10, 2006. The $600 million in term loan commitme... 
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03.27.06AutoNation, Inc. Receives Required Consents in Connection With Consent Solicitation and Cash Tender Offer for its 9% Senior Notes Due 2008
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it had received, as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on March 24, 2006, tenders and consents from holders of more than 95% of its outstanding 9% Senior Notes due 2008 (the "Notes") in connection with its cash tender offer and consent solicitation for the Notes. The number of consents received substantially exceeded the number needed to appr... 
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03.24.06AutoNation Announces Estimated First Quarter EPS
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In connection with its recently announced stock tender offer and related transactions, AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, is announcing a preliminary earnings estimate for the first quarter ending March 31, 2006. The Company's earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations for the first quarter are expected to be in the range of $0.32 to $0.35, compared to EPS from continuing operations of ... 
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03.10.06AutoNation, Inc. Commences Cash Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation for Its Outstanding 9% Senior Notes Due 2008
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it has commenced an offer to purchase for cash any and all of its outstanding 9% senior notes due 2008 in an aggregate principal amount of $323.5 million. In connection with the offer, holders of the notes are being solicited to provide consents to certain amendments to the indenture for the notes that would eliminate most of the restrictive... 
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03.10.06AutoNation, Inc. Commences Cash Tender Offer to Purchase 50 Million Shares of Its Common Stock at a Price of $23 Per Share
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it has commenced a cash tender offer to purchase up to 50 million shares of its common stock at a price per share of $23. The number of shares proposed to be purchased in the offer represents approximately 19% of the Company's currently outstanding shares. The Company previously announced its intention to commence the tender offer on March... 
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03.07.06AutoNation to Offer Up to $900 Million of Senior Unsecured Notes
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it intends to offer up to $900 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes. AutoNation intends to use the net proceeds of the offering, together with bank financing and existing cash, to purchase 50 million shares of its common stock at a price per share of $23 pursuant to a common stock tender offer and up to $323.5 m... 
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03.07.06AutoNation, Inc. Announces Intention to Commence a Cash Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation for Its Outstanding 9% Senior Notes Due 2008
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it intends to commence an offer to purchase for cash any and all of its outstanding 9% senior notes due 2008 in an aggregate principal amount of $323.5 million. In connection with the offer, holders of the notes will be solicited to provide consents to certain amendments to the indenture for the notes that would eliminate most of the restric... 
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03.07.06AutoNation, Inc. Announces Intention to Commence a Cash Tender Offer to Purchase 50 Million Shares of Its Common Stock at a Price of $23 Per Share
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it intends to commence a cash tender offer to purchase up to 50 million shares of its common stock at a price per share of $23. The number of shares proposed to be purchased in the offer represents approximately 19% of the Company's currently outstanding shares. The tender price represents a 10% premium over the closing price of the Company's... 
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02.09.06AutoNation Reports Fourth-Quarter Earnings
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today reported 2005 fourth- quarter net income from continuing operations of $80 million or $0.30 per share, on revenue of $4.5 billion. The results compare to 2004 fourth-quarter net income from continuing operations of $116 million or $0.43 per share on revenue of $4.8 billion. Excluding certain items disclosed in the attached financial tables, the Company's fou... 
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02.08.06AutoNation to Acquire Autohaus Mercedes-Benz
* Autohaus is the 17th largest Mercedes-Benz dealerships in the U.S. * AutoNation also to acquire rights to establish new Mercedes-Benz dealership in Palm Beach County, Florida FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the Autohaus Mercedes-Benz dealership in Pompano Beach, Florida. AutoNation also announced that it... 
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02.01.06AutoNation Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, February 9, 2006
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb 01, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it will release its financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2005 on Thursday, February 9, 2006 before 7:00 am Eastern Time. Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer; Mike Maroone, president and chief operating officer; and Craig Monaghan, chief financial officer, will discuss these resul... 
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10.27.05AutoNation Reports Third-Quarter Earnings From Continuing Operations of $0.45 Per Share
* Third quarter revenue of $5.2 billion, up 5.0%, driven by increased sales of new and used vehicles, parts and service, and finance and insurance products * 90-basis point reduction in SG&A as a percent of gross profit * Excluding $0.04 per share benefit from the resolution of certain tax matters, EPS from continuing operations was $0.41, up 17% FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today reported 2... 
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10.11.05J.D. Power and Associates: AutoUSA Ranks Highest Among Primary New Independent Online Buying Services for Business Generation
J.D. Power and Associates Study Based on Dealer Assessments FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoUSA, the automotive retail industry's most proven and productive web-based lead sourcing service, was ranked highest in the nation for business generation and transmission of leads in J.D. Power and Associates' September 2005 Dealer Satisfaction with Online Buying Services study. The study is widely regarded as the industry's premier gauge of performance be... 
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10.05.05AutoNation Announces Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, October 27, 2005
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it will release its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2005 on Thursday, October 27, 2005 before 7:00 am Eastern Time. Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer; Mike Maroone, president and chief operating officer; and Craig Monaghan, chief financial officer, will discuss these results and information regardi... 
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09.23.05AutoNation to Present at Thomas Weisel Partners Consumer Conference 2005
NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it would air a live audio web cast on Monday, September 26, 2005 of its upcoming investor presentation at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, New York. AutoNation's Vice President, Investor Relations, John Zimmerman will be the featured presenter during this live web cast that airs Monday morning at approximately 8:35 a.m.(EDT) To listen to the liv... 
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09.14.05AutoNation to Present at Bank of America 35th Annual Investment Conference
NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it would air a live audio web cast on Monday, September 19, 2005 of its upcoming investor presentation at the Bank of America's Annual Investment Conference in San Francisco. AutoNation's Vice President, John Zimmerman, will be the featured presenter during this live web cast that airs Monday morning at approximately 11:30 a.m. (Pacific Time) T... 
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09.06.05AutoNation to Present at Goldman Sachs 12th Annual Global Retailing Conference
NEW YORK, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it will air a live audio web cast on Friday, September 9, 2005 of its upcoming investor presentation at the Goldman Sachs 12th Annual Global Retailing Conference in New York. AutoNation's Executive Vice President and CFO, Craig T. Monaghan, will be the featured presenter during this live web cast that airs Friday morning at approximately 9:40 a.m. East... 
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08.16.05AutoNation Dealerships Recognized by Manufacturers for Customer Service, Operational Excellence
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that its network of 280 dealerships includes more manufacturer award winners than any other automotive retailer in America. AutoNation dealerships have consistently been leaders in customer service and operational excellence across all manufacturer lines. "AutoNation continues to set the standard for accomplishment among automotive retailers," ... 
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07.28.05AutoNation Reports Second-Quarter Earnings From Continuing Operations of $0.40 Per Share, Up 14%
* Total store revenue growth of 4% * Same store revenue growth of 2% for new vehicles, 4% for retail used vehicles, 7% for parts and service and 4% for finance and insurance FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today reported 2005 second- quarter net income from continuing operations of $106 million or $0.40 per share, compared to year-ago net income from continuing operations... 
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07.27.05Michael E. Maroone Joins AutoNation's Board of Directors
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Michael E. Maroone, President and Chief Operating Officer of AutoNation, to the Board of Directors of AutoNation. With Mr. Maroone's appointment, the Board of Directors now consists of eight members. Mr. Maroone also signed an extension of his employment agreement that runs through 2007. After successf... 
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07.14.05AutoNation Successfully Completes $600 Million Five-Year Unsecured Credit Facility
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced that it has closed on a new $600 million five-year unsecured credit facility with investment-grade terms. The new facility replaces a $300 million, five-year credit facility that was set to expire on August 9, 2006 and a $200 million 364-day credit facility that was set to expire on August 5, 2005. The new credit facility will be used for general corporat... 
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07.11.05AutoNation Announces Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, July 28, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. Eastern Time
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it will release its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2005 on Thursday, July 28, 2005 before 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer; Mike Maroone, president and chief operating officer; and Craig Monaghan, chief financial officer, will discuss these results and information regarding the Co... 
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06.15.05AutoNation Receives Investment-Grade Rating From Fitch Ratings
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that Fitch Ratings has initiated coverage on its unsecured debt with a "BBB-" investment- grade rating. This new rating matches Standard & Poor's existing investment- grade rating and reaffirms AutoNation as the only public automotive retailer with an investment-grade unsecured debt rating. "Fitch and S&P recognize the strength of AutoN... 
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04.28.05AutoNation Reports First-Quarter Net Income From Continuing Operations of $0.33 Per Share
* Record first-quarter operating income of $199 million, up 9% * Repurchased $95 million in senior notes, reducing net income $.03 per share in the quarter * Excluding $.03 per share impact of senior note repurchases, first- quarter adjusted EPS from continuing operations was $.36, up 13% from last year FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today reported 2005 first- quarter net inco... 
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04.12.05AutoNation Announces First Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Audio Web Cast Scheduled for Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. Eastern Time
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it will release its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2005 on Thursday, April 28, 2005 before 7:00 a.m. Eastern time. Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer; Mike Maroone, president and chief operating officer; and Craig Monaghan, chief financial officer, will discuss these results and information regarding the... 
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03.18.05AutoNation to Present at Morgan Stanley
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 18, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it will air a live audio web cast on Monday, March 21, 2005, of its upcoming investor presentation at the Morgan Stanley's Global Automotive Seminar in New York City. AutoNation's Chief Executive Officer, Mike Jackson, and Chief Financial Officer, Craig Monaghan, will be the featured presenters during this live audio web cas... 
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03.18.05AutoNation to Present at Merrill Lynch
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 18, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it will air a live audio web cast on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 of its upcoming investor presentation at the Merrill Lynch Retail Conference in New York City. AutoNation's Chief Executive Officer, Mike Jackson, and Chief Financial Officer, Craig Monaghan, will be the featured presenters during this live audio web cast that airs... 
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03.14.05AutoNation to Present at Banc of America Securities Investment Conference
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 14, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it will air a live audio web cast on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 of its upcoming investor presentation at the Banc of America Securities 2005 Consumer Conference in New York. AutoNation's Investor Relations Vice President, John Zimmerman, will be the featured presenter during this live web cast that airs Wednesday afternoon a... 
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03.09.05AutoNation to Present at Stephens Conference
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it will air a live audio web cast on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 of its upcoming investor presentation at the 2005 Stephens Inc. Specialty Retailing Conference in New York City. AutoNation's Chief Executive Officer, Mike Jackson, will be the featured presenter during this live audio web cast that airs Tuesday morning at approximately 11:00 a.... 
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03.03.05AutoNation to Present at Raymond James Conference
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 3, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer announced today that it will air a live audio web cast on Monday, March 7, 2005 of its upcoming investor presentation at the Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference in Orlando, Florida. AutoNation's Chief Financial Officer, Craig T. Monaghan, will be the featured presenter during this live audio web cast that airs Monday morning at appro... 
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02.28.05AutoNation Celebrates Sale of 5 Millionth Vehicle
America's Most Admired Automotive Company Makes Retail History FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, is celebrating the sale of its five millionth vehicle, an unprecedented achievement in automotive retail sales history. In the eight years since the company's first sale, it has grown to become the nation's largest network of new and used vehicle dealerships, with more than 358 new vehicle franchis... 
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02.03.05AutoNation Reports - Fourth-Quarter Earnings
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb 03, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today reported 2004 fourth- quarter net income from continuing operations of $116 million or $0.43 per share, compared to year-ago net income from continuing operations of $87 million or $0.31 per share. Excluding certain items disclosed in the attached financial tables, the Company's fourth-quarter EPS from continuing operations of $0.34 increased 17... 
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01.14.05AutoNation Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Audio Web Cast Scheduled for Thursday, February 3, 2005 at 9:00 A.M. Eastern Time
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan 14, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it will release its financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2004 on Thursday, February 3, 2005 before 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer; Mike Maroone, president and chief operating officer; and Craig Monaghan, chief financial officer, will discuss these results and info... 
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10.28.04AutoNation Reports Third Quarter Net Income From Continuing Operations of $0.35 Per Share
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today reported net income from continuing operations of $95.0 million, or $0.35 per share, on revenue of $5.1 billion for the third quarter ended September 30, 2004. The results compare with 2003 third-quarter net income from continuing operations of $109.5 million, or $0.38 per share, on revenue of $5.1 billion. "A number of factors directly impacted our thir... 
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10.11.04AutoNation Announces Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, October 28, 2004 at 9:00 A.M. Eastern Time
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it will release its financial results for the third quarter ended on September 30, 2004 before 7:00 a.m. Eastern time, Thursday, October 28, 2004. Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer; Mike Maroone, president and chief operating officer; and Craig Monaghan, chief financial officer, will discuss these results and the Company's outloo... 
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09.23.04AutoNation to Present at Thomas Weisel Partners Consumer Conference
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced that Investor Relations Vice President John M. Zimmerman will present at the Thomas Weisel Partners 2004 Consumer Conference being held in New York at 9:10 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, September 28, 2004. To listen to the live audio web cast via the Internet at http://www.autonation.com , click on the "About Us" link, then click on "Investors" and then "Web... 
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09.16.04AutoNation to Present at Banc of America Securities Investment Conference
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced that Investor Relations Vice President John M. Zimmerman will present at the Banc of America Securities 34th Annual Investment Conference being held in San Francisco at 11:00 a.m. PDT on Monday, September 20, 2004. To listen to the live audio web cast via the Internet at http://www.autonation.com click on the "About Us" link, then click on "Investor... 
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09.14.04AutoNation to Acquire Schooley Cadillac
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Schooley Cadillac from owner Charles W. Schooley, III. The dealership is located at 2101 45th Street in West Palm Beach, Florida. The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter, making it AutoNation's second Cadillac dealership in Florida and the company's 32nd dealership in South Florida... 
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09.09.04AutoNation Announces Streamlined Regional Management Structure
* New Regional Structure Capitalizes on Previous Efficiency and Productivity Improvements * AutoNation Updates Third-Quarter and Full-Year Guidance FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sep 9, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced plans to implement a streamlined regional management structure that is designed to generate improved efficiency and management effectiveness. This realignment is the continuation of a four-y... 
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08.24.04AutoNation to Acquire Borton Volvo and Borton Volkswagen
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Borton Volvo and Borton Volkswagen from owner Loren Sheffer. The dealerships are located at 2201 and 2401 North Federal Highway in Delray Beach, Florida. The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter, after which the dealerships will operate as Maroone Volvo and Maroone Volkswagen. This ... 
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08.16.04AutoNation Sponsors Collection for Hurricane Relief
Maroone, Courtesy and AutoWay Dealerships Offer Drop-off Points for Supplies WHAT: AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of new and used automobiles, has joined with the American Red Cross to collect canned food for victims of Hurricane Charley. All of the Company's Maroone dealerships in South Florida, Courtesy dealerships in Orlando and AutoWay dealerships in the Tampa Bay area have been designated drop-off centers for non-perishable food supplies beginning Augus... 
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07.29.04'The AutoNation Pledge' Unveiled
Automotive Retailer Details Commitment to Customer Satisfaction FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Taking the lead among automotive retailers and seeking to ensure that its customers have a positive shopping experience, AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) has unveiled "The AutoNation Pledge." The Pledge is a document that explains certain rights customers have during the vehicle financing process and clearly states the company's commitment to them. A copy of the Pled... 
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07.20.04AutoNation Reports Second-Quarter Net Income From Continuing Operations of $0.35 Per Share
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jul 20, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via Comtex/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today reported net income from continuing operations of $96 million, or $0.35 per share, on revenue of $5.0 billion for the second quarter ended June 30, 2004. The results compare with 2003 second-quarter net income from continuing operations of $107 million, or $0.37 per share, on revenue of $5.0 billion. Including the impact of $4 million net of t... 
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07.08.04AutoNation Announces Preliminary Second Quarter Results
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announces preliminary earnings results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2004. The company's earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations for the second quarter are expected to be in the range of $0.34 to $0.35, below the anticipated EPS range of $0.38 to $0.40 previously provided by the company in April 2004. "A number of factors directly impa... 
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06.15.04Champion Joins Champion
Roger Clemens Signs With Champion Automotive Group HOUSTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Houston Astros star and future Hall Of Fame member Roger Clemens has signed a long-term agreement to become the exclusive spokesperson for Champion Automotive Group, Texas' largest network of automotive retail stores. "When you're a competitive guy like me, you always want to work with a champion," said Clemens. "And when it comes to this group of dealerships, that's more than just a... 
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05.12.04Power Chevrolet Irvine Named 2003 GM Dealer of the Year
In recognition for outstanding performance in automotive retailing, Power Chevrolet Irvine has been named by General Motors as a 2003 Dealer of the Year. The award is a rare achievement, given to just 110 of the more than 7,500 authorized GM dealerships nationwide. "This is like winning the Super Bowl of automotive retailing," said Larry Smith, general manager of Power Chevrolet Irvine. "It takes a great team putting out an amazing effort day after day to reach this level, and we're... 
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05.06.04Georgia Couple Wins Chevrolet Avalanche on Anniversary, Claims Divine Intervention
According to traditionalists, the 11th anniversary is celebrated with gifts of steel. Not for Dana and Hershell Fuller of College Park, Georgia. Instead, their gift of steel came on their 17th anniversary, in the form of a free Chevrolet Avalanche from Team Chevrolet in North Point. And in addition to thanking the dealership and manufacturer for their good fortune, the Fullers are also thanking the Lord. Team Chevrolet was participating in General Motors' Hot Button promotion, a c... 
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04.29.04AutoNation Reports First-Quarter Net Income of $0.32 Per Share, as Same Store Sales Grow 7%
* Total store revenue growth of 8% * Record first-quarter operating income of $181 million, up 6% * Company raises full-year EPS outlook by $0.03 to the range of $1.43 - $1.48 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today reported first- quarter net income of $87.3 million, or $0.32 per share, on revenue of $4.8 billion for the period ending March 31, 2004. The results comp... 
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04.14.04AutoNation Announces First Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 9:00 A.M. Eastern Time
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Apr 14, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it will release its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2004 on Thursday, April 29, 2004 before 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer; Mike Maroone, president and chief operating officer; and Craig Monaghan, chief financial officer, will discuss these results and the Company... 
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04.05.04AutoNation to Present at Morgan Stanley Conference
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced that Chief Executive Officer Mike Jackson and Chief Financial Officer Craig T. Monaghan will present at the Morgan Stanley Global Automotive Conference being held in New York at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 7, 2004. To listen to the live audio web cast via the Internet at www.autonation.com click on the "About Us" link, then click on "Investors" ... 
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04.01.04AutoNation to Acquire John Roberts BMW and MINI Franchise in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire John Roberts BMW and MINI, the largest BMW and MINI dealership in the Dallas-Fort Worth market. Once closed, the acquisition of John Roberts BMW and MINI will bring the total number of new vehicle franchises owned and operated by AutoNation in Texas to 66, with 22 franchises in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metrople... 
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03.23.04AutoNation to Present at Merrill Lynch Conference
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer announced today that it will air a live audio web cast on Wednesday, March 24, 2004, of its upcoming investor presentation at the Merrill Lynch Retailing Leader's Conference in New York City. AutoNation's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mike Jackson will be the featured presenter during this live audio web cast that airs at approximately 1:20 p.m., Eastern... 
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03.08.04AutoNation To Present At Stephens Conference
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced that Chief Executive Officer Mike Jackson and Chief Financial Officer Craig T. Monaghan will present at the Third Annual Stephens Inc. Automotive Retailing Industry Conference being held in New York at 8:15 a.m. EST on Thursday, March 11, 2004. The presentation will cover AutoNation's financial results and an overview of company strategies. A copy o... 
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02.25.04AutoNation To Present At Raymond James Conference
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it will air a live audio web cast on Monday, March 1, 2004 of its upcoming investor presentation at the Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference in Orlando, Florida. AutoNation's Chief Financial Officer, Craig T. Monaghan, will be the featured presenter during this live audio web cast that airs Monday morning at approximately 8:05 ... 
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02.20.04AutoNation To Present At Bear Stearns Conference
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer announced today that it will air a live audio web cast on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 of its upcoming investor presentation at the Bear Stearns Tenth Annual Retail, Restaurants & Apparel Conference in New York City. AutoNation's Investor Relations Vice President, John M. Zimmerman, will be the featured presenter during the live audio web cast at approximate... 
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02.19.04AutoNation To Open Nissan Dealership In Houston
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it has been awarded a new Nissan dealership in the Houston, Texas metropolitan market. Construction on the new facility at 25550 Kingsland Boulevard in Katy, Texas has begun with an anticipated opening in April 2004. The dealership will operate as Champion Nissan and will become the 13th member of AutoNation's Champion brand in the Houston area... 
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02.05.04AutoNation Reports Record Fourth Quarter EPS Of $0.28, Full Year EPS Of $1.76 From Continuing Operations
* Eighth consecutive record quarter of EPS from continuing operations * Fourth-quarter record EPS of $0.28 per share exceeds year-ago EPS of $0.26 per share * Excluding the benefit from the first quarter IRS settlement, full-year earnings per share from continuing operations of a record $1.32 compared to $1.19 in 2002 * Fourth-quarter reduction of 100 basis points in SG&A as a percent of gross profit; 90 basis point reduction for th... 
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01.20.04AutoNation Appoints Senior Vice President, Human Resources Michael D. Esposito Joins Nation's Largest Automotive Retailer
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of new and used automobiles, today announced the appointment of Michael D. Esposito as senior vice president, human resources. The appointment will be effective February 9, 2004. "We're very fortunate to have Mike join our staff," said Mike Jackson, AutoNation's chairman and CEO. "He offers a rare combination of broad human resources experience and highly specific knowled... 
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01.15.04AutoNation To Acquire Glauser Mercedes-Benz In Sarasota, Florida
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of new and used automobiles, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the only Mercedes-Benz dealership in the growing Sarasota, Florida, market. Once closed, the acquisition of Glauser Mercedes-Benz will bring to 65 the total number of new vehicle franchises owned and operated by AutoNation in the Florida market, including five Mercedes-Benz franchises. ... 
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01.13.04AutoNation Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, February 5, 2004 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, announced today that it will release its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2003 on Thursday, February 5, 2004 before 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer; Mike Maroone, president and chief operating officer; and Craig Monaghan, chief financial officer, will discuss these ... 
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12.16.03AutoNation To Acquire Leesburg Honda And Leesburg Toyota
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec 16, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of new and used automobiles, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Leesburg Honda and Leesburg Toyota located in Leesburg, Virginia. Located 20 miles west of Washington, DC near Dulles Airport, Leesburg, Virginia is one of the fastest- growing and highest per capita income areas in the United States. Once closed, these acquisitions will b... 
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12.03.03Automotive Hall Of Fame Selects Mike J. Jackson 2003 Automotive Industry Leader Of The Year
DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mike J. Jackson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), has been named the Automotive Hall of Fame's Industry Leader of the Year for 2003. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20031203/FLW019 ) Jackson will be honored on February 1, 2004 at the Automotive Hall of Fame/Popular Mechanics Annual Awards Luncheon at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, during the National Automobile Dealer Association'... 
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11.20.03Maroone Dealerships Sponsor High School Sing-Off; $50,000 in Prizes Offered to South Florida's Best Young Voices
Looking for the most talented young vocalists in South Florida? Who you gonna call? Maroone! That's because Maroone automotive dealerships, South Florida's leading retailer of new and used vehicles, is sponsoring its first- ever $50,000 High School Sing-Off. The contest runs between December, 2003, and February, 2004, and will offer groups from high schools in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties the opportunity to showcase their talents and win serious cash. The first-pl... 
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10.30.03AutoNation Reports Record Third Quarter EPS Of $0.38, Exceeding Year-Ago Results By 15%
* Third Quarter Revenue $5.3 Billion, Up 1.2% Driven By Higher New Vehicle, Parts, Service, Finance And Insurance Sales * 110 Bp Reduction In SG&A As A Percent Of Gross Profit * Seventh Consecutive Record Quarter Of EPS From Continuing Operations FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct 30, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via Comtex/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, today reported record third quarter earnings per share of $0.38, 15% above a y... 
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10.28.03AutoNation To Present At Gabelli Symposium
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct 28, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, announced today that it will air a live audio webcast on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 of its upcoming investor presentation at the Gabelli & Company 27th Annual Automotive Aftermarket Symposium in Las Vegas. Chief Executive Officer Mike Jackson will be the featured presenter during this live audio webcast that airs that Tuesday mor... 
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10.17.03Power Chevrolet Irvine Receives Sales Record Award General Motors Honors Southern California's Largest Chevy Dealer
Power Chevrolet Irvine, the largest Chevrolet dealer in Southern California, has been honored by General Motors as one of the best performing Chevrolet dealers in the nation. GM presented the dealership with an "All Time Sales Record" award in recognition of Power's 497 new vehicle sales in August, the fifth highest monthly sales volume of any dealer nationwide. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001017/AUTONATIONLOGO ) "This is the first time any GM dealer in Orange... 
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10.06.03AutoNation Announces Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 10 A.M. Eastern Time
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, announced today that it will release its financial results for the third-quarter ended September 30, 2003 on Thursday, October 30, 2003 before 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer; Mike Maroone, president and chief operating officer; and Craig Monaghan, chief financial officer, will discuss these results and th... 
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09.05.03Mercedes Racer Roars Into House Of Imports
Buena Park Dealership To Host The Hottest Thing On Four Wheels Los Angelinos with the need for speed will soon have a new place to find it: House of Imports, Buena Park's premier Mercedes-Benz dealership. That's because from September 28 to October 4, House of Imports will be home to a DTM CLK racing car, a hyper-fast version of the familiar Mercedes-Benz CLK. A DTM vehicle is a modified version of its road-going cousin, pulling 470 horsepower from a V8 engine on a chassis th... 
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09.04.03Mercedes-Benz of South Bay To Offer Support For The Cure
Sales of Certain 2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 Cabriolets to Benefit Saks Fifth Avenue's Key to the Cure FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sep 4, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Mercedes-Benz of South Bay, Torrance, CA, in conjunction with the launch of the all-new 2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet announced today that it will offer customers a special version of Mercedes-Benz CLK500 Cabriolet to raise funds for Saks Fifth Avenue's KEY TO THE CURE, a women's cancer initiative developed in partne... 
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08.28.03AutoNation, Inc. to Webcast September 4, 2003 Investor Presentation
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, announced today that it will air a live audio webcast on Thursday, September 4, 2003 of its upcoming investor presentation at the Goldman Sachs Annual Global Retailing Conference in New York. Chief Executive Officer Mike Jackson and Chief Financial Officer Craig T. Monaghan will be the featured presenters during this live audio webcast that ... 
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07.24.03AutoNation Reports Record Second-Quarter EPS of $0.37, Exceeding Year-Ago Results by 16%
* Higher revenue and net income * Continued SG&A expense reduction * Sixth consecutive record quarter of EPS from continuing operations * Company raises full-year EPS outlook FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, today reported record second-quarter earnings per share of $0.37, 16% above a year- earl... 
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07.09.03AutoNation Announces Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, July 24, 2003 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, announced today that it will release its financial results for the second- quarter ended June 30, 2003 on Thursday, July 24, 2003 before 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer; Michael E. Maroone, president and chief operating officer; and Craig T. Monaghan, chief financial officer, will discuss these results and ... 
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06.30.03AutoNation Appoints Two New Board Members
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of new and used vehicles, announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Alan S. Dawes and Frederick J. Schwab as directors of the Company. These additions expand AutoNation's Board from eight to ten members. "We are very pleased that Alan and Fred are joining our Board," said Mike Jackson, Chairman and CEO of AutoNation. "They each offer a powerful combinati... 
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05.14.03AutoNation Authorizes Additional $500 Million for Stock Repurchases
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to an additional $500 million of the Company's common stock. The Company said it will base future repurchase decisions on such factors as the Company's stock price, general economic and market conditions, the potential impact on the Company's capital structure and ... 
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05.06.03AutoNation Appoints KPMG LLP As Independent Auditor
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 6, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, today announced that it has appointed KPMG LLP as the Company's independent auditor for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2003. AutoNation's previous independent auditor was Deloitte & Touche LLP. As previously announced, the Company's Audit Committee decided to search for a new independent auditor following Deloitte & Touche'... 
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04.28.03AutoNation Reports First-Quarter Net Income from Continuing Operations of $0.72 Per Share
* Excluding Benefit from Recent IRS Settlement, Record First-Quarter EPS from Continuing Operations of $0.29 Compared to $0.28 for the Period a Year Ago * $0.29 Exceeds The Analysts' Consensus Estimate of $0.27 * Fifth Consecutive Quarter of Record EPS FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Apr 28, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, today reported first-quarter net income from continuing operations of $211.9 millio... 
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04.25.03AutoNation, Inc. to Webcast April 29th Investor Presentation
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Apr 25, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, announced today that it will air a live webcast on April 29, 2003 of its upcoming investor presentation at the Lehman Brothers Retail Seminar in New York. Mr. John Zimmerman, Vice President, Investor Relations will be the featured presenter during this webcast presentation that airs at approximately 2:25 p.m., Eastern Time. ... 
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04.15.03AutoNation Reaches Agreement Regarding ANC Rental Matters
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), announced today that it has signed an agreement with ANC Rental Corporation ("ANC") and the Unsecured Creditors' Committee appointed in ANC's bankruptcy that resolves potential claims relating to ANC's bankruptcy, including potential claims arising out of the spin-off of ANC by AutoNation in 2000. The agreement is subject to bankruptcy court approval, which the parties will seek to obtain in early May. ... 
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04.10.03AutoNation's Q1 Earnings Conference Call, Audio Webcast Scheduled for Monday, April 28, 2003 at 10 A.M., E.T.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, announced today that it has scheduled the release of its 2003 first-quarter results of operations for Monday, April 28, 2003 at 7:00 a.m., Eastern Time. The Company will review and discuss these results during a conference call and audio webcast that same morning at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Time. AutoNation executives participating in the confere... 
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04.04.03AutoNation to Seek New Independent Auditor Due to Deloitte & Touche's Decision Not to Spin Off Consulting Business
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) today announced that it is evaluating alternatives for engaging an independent auditor for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2003. AutoNation's Audit Committee, which is responsible for appointing the Company's independent auditor, made the decision due to the recent announcement by Deloitte & Touche that it had ended efforts to separate Deloitte Consulting, which provides services to AutoNation. Also, ... 
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03.03.03AutoNation Announces IRS Settlement
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Mar 3, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, announced today that it has reached a settlement with the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") with respect to the tax treatment of certain transactions entered into by the Company in 1997 and 1999. The Company will owe the IRS net aggregate payments of approximately $470 million, including interest. An initial net payment of approxim... 
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02.19.03AutoNation Is Named 'America's Most Admired' Automotive Retailing & Services Company For A Second Consecutive Year by Fortune Magazine
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb 19, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, announced today that it has been ranked number one for a second consecutive year among automotive retailing and services companies in Fortune magazine's annual ranking of "America's Most Admired" corporations. AutoNation's distinction is the result of an annual Fortune survey of 10,000 executives, directors, and securities analys... 
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02.19.03AutoNation Issues Statement Regarding Company's Selection As The Next Addition to the S&P 500 Index
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb 19, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, issued the following statement this evening following today's announcement by Standard & Poor's that AutoNation would be replacing Rational Software Corp. (Nasdaq: RATL) as a component in the closely followed stock market index. Responding to the announcement, AutoNation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mike Jackson said, "T... 
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02.19.03AutoNation Inc. Added to S&P 500 Index
NEW YORK, Feb 19, 2003 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation Inc. (NYSE: AN) will replace Rational Software Corp. (Nasdaq: RATL) in the S&P 500 Index after the close of trading on a date to be announced. S&P 500 component International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) is acquiring Rational Software. The transaction is still subject to European Union approval. Following is a summary of the announced change: S&P 500 INDEX -- TBA ... 
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02.06.03AutoNation Reports 4Q Net Income of $79.4 Million, Record Full-Year EPS of $1.19
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb 6, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- * 4Q Net Income of $79.4 Million, or $0.26 per Share, Exceeds Year-Ago Net Income of $6.9 Million, or $0.02 per Share * Full-Year Net Income of $381.6 Million, or $1.19 per Share, Exceeds Year-Ago Net Income of $232.3 Million, or $0.69 per Share * 4Q EPS of $0.26 Exceeds Analysts' Consensus Estimate of $0.23 * Company Reconfirms 2003 EPS Outlook of $1.25 to $1.30 AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer ... 
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01.20.03AutoNation, NADA Announce Plans to Work Together on Industry Issues
Auto Retailer Becomes First Public Company to Endorse Trade Group's Updated Code of Ethics FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, and the National Automobile Dealers Association, which represents more than 19,400 new car and truck dealers in the U.S., today announced plans to explore opportunities to work jointly on issues affecting the automotive retail industry. To mark the ann... 
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01.17.03AutoNation's Q4 Earnings Conference Call, Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, February 6, 2003 at 11 A.M., E.S.T
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, announced today that it has scheduled the release of its 2002 fourth-quarter and full-year results of operations for Thursday, February 6, 2003 at 7:00 a.m., Eastern Time. The Company will review and discuss these results during a conference call and audio webcast that same morning at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time. AutoNation e... 
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01.15.03AutoNation to Receive 2002 'Shareholder Value Award' From Automotive News, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Company's 2002 Stock Performance Tops That of Other Major Public Auto Retailers and Standard & Poor's 500 Index DETROIT, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, announced today that it will be receiving the 2002 "Global Shareholder Value Award" for automotive retailers during a dinner ceremony here this evening hosted by the industry trade journal Automotive News and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Autom... 
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11.25.02AutoNation, Inc. Announces Resignation of Michael G. DeGroote From Board of Directors
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) announced today that Michael G. DeGroote has resigned from the Company's Board of Directors due to health reasons. DeGroote has been a member of the Company's Board since 1991. "Michael has been a valued Board member and supporter of AutoNation's mission to be America's best run and most profitable automotive retailer," said AutoNation Chairman H. Wayne Huizenga. "Although we will... 
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11.20.02Correction -- AutoNation, Inc.
In the news release, AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) to Webcast Nov. 21st Panel Discussion, issued yesterday, Nov. 19, by AutoNation, Inc. over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the second paragraph, first sentence, should read "12:30 p.m., Eastern Time" rather than "11:30 a.m." as originally issued inadvertently. Complete, corrected release follows: FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) America's largest retailer of both new and ... 
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11.19.02AutoNation, Inc. to Webcast Nov. 21st Panel Discussion
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, announced today that it will air a live audio webcast of a panel discussion featuring its President and Chief Operating Officer at the upcoming Merrill Lynch Idea Summit. AutoNation President and Chief Operating Officer Michael E. Maroone will share his views on automotive retailing when the panel discussion entitled "The D... 
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11.11.02AutoNation Completes Consent Solicitation for Its 9% Senior Notes Due 2008
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) announced today that it has received the requisite consents under the consent solicitation for its $450,000,000 of 9% Senior Notes due 2008 (the "Notes") and has therefore amended the terms of the Indenture relating to the Notes. The amendment increases by $400 million the Company's capacity to make restricted payments under the terms of the Indenture, including payments for the repurchase of t... 
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11.08.02AutoNation Announces Final Extension of Consent Solicitation To Seek Amendment to Terms of Its 9% Senior Notes Due 2008
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) announced today a final increase of the consent payment it is offering to holders who validly consent pursuant to the pending consent solicitation for its $450,000,000 of 9% Senior Notes due 2008 (the "Notes") to $22.50 per $1,000 principal amount. The expiration time for the consent solicitation has been extended to 5 p.m., Eastern Time, on Wednesday, November 13, 2002. All other terms of the... 
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11.07.02AutoNation Announces Extension of Consent Solicitation To Seek Amendment to Terms of Its 9% Senior Notes Due 2008
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) announced today that it has increased the consent payment it is offering to holders who validly consent pursuant to the pending consent solicitation for its $450,000,000 of 9% Senior Notes due 2008 (the "Notes") to $20 per $1,000 principal amount. The expiration time for the consent solicitation has been extended to 5 p.m., Eastern Time, on Friday, November 8, 2002. All other terms of the co... 
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10.24.02AutoNation Reports Record Third Quarter; As EPS Rises 38% To $0.33, Net Income Rises 35% To $106.7 Million
* EPS, Operating Income, EBITDA Set 3Q Records * Total Revenue Increases 4% * Revenue Increases 6% for New Vehicles, 7% for F&I * Board Authorizes $500 million for Share Repurchases FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct 24, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, today reported third-quarter earnings per share of $0.33 that set a record for the period and exceeded by 38% a year-earlier $0.24 per share. ... 
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10.24.02/CORRECTION -- AutoNation, Inc./
Oct 24, 2002 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- In the news release, "AutoNation Announces Commencement of Consent Solicitation to Seek Amendment to Terms of its 9% Senior Notes Due 2008," issued earlier today by AutoNation, Inc. over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the second paragraph, third sentence, should read "along with J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc. and Wachovia Securities serving as Co- Solicitation Agents," rather than "along with Wachovia Securities serving as Co-Solicitat... 
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10.24.02AutoNation Announces Commencement of Consent Solicitation to Seek Amendment to Terms of its 9% Senior Notes Due 2008
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct 24, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, announced today it has commenced the solicitation of consents from holders of its $450,000,000 of 9% Senior Notes due 2008 (the "Notes") to amend the Indenture governing the Notes. The purpose of the proposed amendment is to increase by $400 million the Company's capacity to make restricted payments under the terms of the Indenture,... 
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10.17.02AutoNation to Acquire Jim McNatt Honda, Vista Toyota
Acquisitions Boost Company's Texas Presence to 66 New Vehicle Franchises FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct 17, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, today announced that it has signed agreements to acquire two new vehicle franchises in Texas -- Jim McNatt Honda of Dallas and Vista Toyota of Corpus Christi -- the fourteenth and fifteenth franchises the Company has agreed to acquire this year. The Compa... 
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10.01.02AutoNation's Q3 Earnings Conference Call, Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 11 A.M., E.S.T
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct 1, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, announced today that it has scheduled the release of its 2002 third- quarter results of operations for Thursday October 24, 2002 at 7:00 a.m., Eastern Time. The Company will review and discuss these results during a conference call and audio webcast that same morning at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time. Joining the conference call will be... 
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09.19.02Mike Jackson Named Chairman-Elect of AutoNation, Inc.; Wayne Huizenga to Retire from Chairman's Post at Year-End 2002
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sep 19, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, announced today that the Board of Directors has named Mike Jackson Chairman of the Board, effective January 1, 2003. Mr. Jackson, currently Chief Executive Officer, succeeds H. Wayne Huizenga, who is retiring as Chairman effective December 31, 2002. Mr. Huizenga will continue as a member of the company's Board of Directors, and Mr. ... 
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09.04.02AutoNation, Inc. to Webcast Sept. 6th Investor Presentation
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sep 4, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, announced today that it will air a live audio webcast on September 6, 2002 of its upcoming investor presentation at the Goldman Sachs Annual Global Retailing Conference in New York. Chief Executive Officer Mike Jackson and Chief Financial Officer Craig T. Monaghan will be the featured presenters during this live audio webcast that... 
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09.04.02AutoNation to Acquire Five Franchises in Corpus Christi
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sep 4, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire certain assets of the Vista Automotive Group based in Corpus Christi, Texas, from a partnership led by Bill McBean. The agreement includes the acquisition of property and five new vehicle franchises in the Corpus Christi area: Chevrolet, Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Mitsubishi and I... 
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08.14.02AutoNation CEO, CFO Certify SEC Reports
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug 14, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, today announced that Chief Executive Officer Mike Jackson and Chief Financial Officer Craig T. Monaghan have signed and filed sworn statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") affirming the Company's SEC reports. The reports covered by the sworn statements include the Company's 2001 Annual Report on Form 10-K, 200... 
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07.25.02AutoNation Reports 23% Increase In Second-Quarter EPS To $0.32, Raises Full-Year Outlook After Record Quarter
* Net Income Increases 20% * Net Margin Of 2.1%, Up 40 Basis Points * 2002 EPS Outlook Raised to $1.15 - $1.17 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, today reported record second-quarter earnings per share of $0.32, up 23% from $0.26 a year earlier, as higher gross margin, lower inventory- carrying costs and the elimination of goodwill amortization drove results. Net income also rose ... 
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07.02.02AutoNation's Q2 Earnings Conference Call, Webcast Scheduled For Thursday, July 25, 2002 At 11 A.M., E.S.T
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jul 2, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of new and used vehicles, announced today that it has scheduled the release of its 2002 second-quarter results of operations for Thursday July 25, 2002 at 7:00 a.m., Eastern Time. The Company will review and discuss these results during a conference call and audio webcast that same morning at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time. Joining the conference call will be Mike Ja... 
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06.12.02AutoNation to Upgrade 'Maroone' Dealerships on Miami's Calle Ocho, Selects Willy Chirino as Retailer's First Spanish-Language Spokesman
MIAMI, Jun 12, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Miami Mayor Manny Diaz Praises Company's $10 Million Investment in the City AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, announced today two major developments for "Maroone," its South Florida retail brand: $10 million in capital improvements for its stores on Miami's "Calle Ocho" and the selection of Latin recording artist Willy Chirino as the brand's first spokesman for Spanish-language... 
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06.06.02AutoNation to Acquire Claridge's BMW
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jun 6, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Claridge's BMW in Fremont, Calif., from owner Tom Claridge. Once closed, the acquisition will become AutoNation's second BMW franchise and 20th new vehicle franchise overall in the San Francisco Bay area. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001017/AUTONATIONLOGO ... 
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05.31.02AutoNation Appoints Deloitte & Touche LLP As Independent Auditor
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, today announced it has appointed Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company's independent public accountant for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2002. The appointment was made in light of the ongoing and well-publicized challenges facing Arthur Andersen LLP, the Company's previous independent public accountant. "We h... 
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04.23.02AutoNation Achieves Record First Quarter; EPS Of $0.28 Beats Year-Ago Result By 65
Higher Gross Margin Across All Business Areas Benefits From Leveraging Cost Structure FY 2002 Outlook Raised to $1.12 to $1.15 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, today reported record first-quarter earnings per share of $0.28, or net income of $91.7 million, that exceeded by 65% the Company's year-ago earnings per share o... 
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04.22.02AutoNation, Inc. to Webcast April 24th Investor Presentation
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, announced today that it will air a live audio webcast on Wednesday, April 24th, of its investor presentation at the Bear Stearns Eleventh Annual Credit Research Conference. Senior Vice President-Finance Pat McKay and Vice President and Treasurer Marc Bourhis will present during the webcast, which airs that afternoon at appro... 
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04.04.02AutoNation's Q1 Earnings Conference Call, Webcast Scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at 9:00 a.m., E.S.T.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Apr 4, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of new and used vehicles, announced today that it has scheduled the release of its 2002 first-quarter results of operations for Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at 7:00 a.m., Eastern Time. The Company will review and discuss these results and the company's business outlook during a conference call and audio webcast that same morning at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Time. Jo... 
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03.28.02AutoNation Begins Evaluation of Independent Auditor Alternatives
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of new and used vehicles, today announced it has begun to evaluate alternatives for an independent public accountant for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2002. The Company made the decision in light of recent and unrelated business and legal challenges involving its current outside public accountant, Arthur Andersen LLP. Andersen audited the financial statemen... 
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03.22.02Autonation, Inc. to Webcast March 25th Investor Presentation
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Mar 22, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, announced today that it will air a live audio webcast of its upcoming investor presentation at the March 25th Morgan Stanley Annual Global Automotive Seminar. Chief Executive Officer Mike Jackson and Chief Financial Officer Craig T. Monaghan will present when the webcast airs that Monday morning at approximately 9:30 a.m., Easte... 
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03.07.02AutoNation, Inc. to Webcast March 12th Investor Presentation
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Mar 7, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, announced today that it will air a live audio webcast of its upcoming investor presentation at the March 12th Merrill Lynch Global Retailing Leaders Conference. Chief Executive Officer Mike Jackson and Chief Financial Officer Craig T. Monaghan will present during the live audio webcast that airs that Tuesday afternoon at approxim... 
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02.26.02AutoNation, Inc. to Webcast February 28 Investor Presentation
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb 26, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles, announced today that it will air a live audio webcast, including slides, of its upcoming investor presentation at the Bear Stearns Eighth Annual Retail, Restaurants & Apparel Conference. Chief Executive Officer Mike Jackson and Chief Financial Officer Craig T. Monaghan will present during the live audio webcast that airs Thursday, F... 
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02.12.02AutoNation to Webcast Investor Presentation on February 15, 2002
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb 12, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of new and used vehicles, announced today that it will air a live audio webcast of its upcoming investor presentation at the Wachovia Securities Leveraged Finance Conference. Senior Vice President-Finance Patricia A. McKay and Vice President-Treasury Marc Bourhis will present during the audio webcast that airs Friday, February 15, 2002 at approximately 8:50 a.m.,... 
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02.07.02AUTONATION SETS Q4 RECORDS AS EPS RISES 29% TO $0.22, BEFORE ONE-TIME ITEMS
Q4 EPS Beats Consensus Estimate by 16% New & Used, Parts & Service, F&I Drive Same-store Sales Growth of 11% Company Affirms High End of Full-year EPS Outlook of $0.98 to $1.03 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of new and used vehicles, today announced it earned record fourth-quarter income before charges of $0.22 per share, or $72.2 million, that exceeded by 29% year-ago earnings of $0.17 per sha... 
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01.29.02AutoNation Appoints Edward S. Lampert, William C. Crowley to the Company's Board of Directors
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan 29, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- * Both Are Principals of ESL Investments, AutoNation's Largest Shareholder * New Appointments Increase the Board's Size to 12 Members AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of new and used vehicles, announced that at its regularly scheduled meeting today the Board of Directors voted to appoint two new directors, Edward S. Lampert and William C. Crowley. The appointments, which are effective imm... 
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01.28.02AutoNation's Q4 Earnings Conference Call, Webcast Scheduled For Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002 At 11 A.M., E.S.T
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of new and used vehicles, announced today that it has scheduled the release of its 2001 fourth-quarter and full- year results of operations for Thursday, February 7, 2002 at 7:00 a.m., Eastern Time. The Company will review and discuss these results during a conference call and audio webcast that same morning at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time. Joining the confe... 
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01.17.02Desert Automotive Group Honors John Elway as Las Vegas Declares Jan. 23rd `Elway Day'
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 17, 2002--In his first official visit to Las Vegas as spokesman for the Desert Automotive Group, former Denver Broncos Quarterback John Elway will be the honored guest at a January 23rd luncheon hosted by the automotive retailer at the Four Seasons Hotel. The luncheon will celebrate the two-time Super Bowl champion's recent debut in print, television and radio ads promoting 11 "Desert" automobile dealerships in the Las Vegas area. Mayor Pro... 
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12.28.01AutoNation, Inc. Extends Expiration Date of Exchange Offer for Its 9% Senior Notes Due 2008
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec 28, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of new and used vehicles, today announced that it has extended the expiration date of its offer to exchange $450,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 9% Senior Notes due 2008, which have been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, for like amounts of its unregistered 9% Senior Notes due 2008, which were issued on August 10, 2001. As a result of the e... 
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12.21.01AutoNation Exits Auto Loan Business
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec 21, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- * No Impact On Core Auto Retail Business; * On Track To Exceed Analysts' Consensus Estimate for 4th Quarter Earnings, Excluding Charges AutoNation (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of new and used vehicles, announced today it will no longer underwrite auto loans. AutoNation will continue to provide auto loans through unrelated third-party finance sources. AutoNation reviewed strategic alternatives associated with its... 
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12.11.01AutoNation, Inc. Appoints Adams Simms Vice President-Used Vehicles
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec 11, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer of new and used vehicles, has appointed Adam Simms to the new position of Vice President-Used Vehicles. Effective immediately, Simms becomes part of the Company's Operations Team, reporting directly to Senior Vice President-Operations Allan Stejskal. In his new role, Simms will drive sales and profit growth through the implementation of best practices through... 
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12.10.01AutoNation to Acquire Hudiburg Chevrolet
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec 10, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of new and used automobiles, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Hudiburg Chevrolet in Fort Worth, Texas, from Bob Hudiburg. Once closed, the Hudiburg Chevrolet acquisition will bring to 21 the total number of new vehicle franchises in the Dallas-Forth Worth market owned and operated by AutoNation. Terms of the all-cash asset acquisition, which is... 
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11.29.01AutoNation, Inc. to Webcast Nov. 30th Investor Presentation
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov 29, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer of new and used vehicles, announced today that it will air a live audio webcast of its upcoming investor presentation at the Lehman Brothers 19th Annual Industrial Select Conference. President and Chief Operating Officer Michael E. Maroone and Senior Vice President-Finance Patricia A. McKay will present Friday, November 30, 2001 at approximately 2:25 p.m., Easte... 
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11.12.01AutoNation, Inc. to Webcast Nov. 13th Investor Presentation
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer of new and used vehicles, announced today that it will air a live audio webcast of its upcoming investor presentation at the Merrill Lynch Global Leveraged Finance Conference. Senior Vice President-Finance Patricia A. McKay and Vice President-Treasury Marc Bourhis will present during the audio webcast that airs Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at approximately 10:15 a... 
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11.08.01AutoNation to Acquire Laurel Motors Automotive Group
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov 8, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of new and used automobiles, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Laurel Motors Automotive Group from Richard B. Cogswell, Jr. and Thomas A. Kinnish. The group would include the Company's first luxury new vehicle franchises in the Chicago area. Terms of the all-cash acquisition were not disclosed. Laurel Motors includes the following seven luxury ne... 
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11.07.01AutoNation To Webcast Nov. 8th-9th Investor Presentations
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov 7, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer of new and used vehicles, announced today that it will air live audio webcasts of two panel discussions at the upcoming Merrill Lynch Idea Summit featuring AutoNation President and Chief Operating Officer Michael E. Maroone. The first live audio webcast airs Thursday, November 8, 2001 at approximately 5:20 p.m., Eastern Time, when Maroone participates in a pan... 
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10.30.01AutoNation's Largest Stockholder, ESL Investments, Significantly Increases Stake
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct 30, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of new and used vehicles, announced that ESL Investments, the Company's largest stockholder, has purchased an additional 27 million shares of AutoNation common stock at a price of $10.00 per share. ESL now owns approximately 77 million AutoNation shares, or approximately 24% of the Company's outstanding common stock. The shares were purchased from AutoNation Chairman H.... 
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10.25.01AutoNation Reports Q3 Net Income of $79.2 Million, or $0.24 Per Share, As Same-Store Sales Rise for F&I, Parts and Service, Used Vehicles
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of new and used vehicles, today reported third-quarter net income of $79.2 million, or $0.24 per share, for the three months ended September 30, 2001, meeting the analysts' consensus estimate, despite a challenging new vehicle sales environment, as same-store sales rose for the Company's finance and insurance products, parts and service and used vehicles. The th... 
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10.24.01AutoNation Authorizes Additional $250 Million for Stock Repurchases
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of new and used vehicles, today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to an additional $250 million of the Company's common stock. The Company's Board of Directors now has authorized $2 billion for repurchases since August 1998. Since then, AutoNation has repurchased $1.7 billion of its shares through September 30, 2001. The Co... 
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10.23.01AutoNation's 1:00 P.M. Earnings Conference Call Scheduled for Thursday, October 25, 2001
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of new and used vehicles, announced today that it has re-scheduled the release of its 2001 third-quarter results of operations to Thursday, October 25 at 7:00 a.m., Eastern Time. The Company will review and discuss these results during a conference call and audio webcast that same afternoon at 1:00 p.m., Eastern Time. Joining the conference call will be Mike Jac... 
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10.22.01AutoNation's Q3 Earnings Conference Call, Webcast Re-Scheduled For Thursday, October 25, 2001
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct 22, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of new and used vehicles, announced today that it has re-scheduled the release of its 2001 third-quarter results of operations to Thursday, October 25 at 7:00 a.m., Eastern Time. The Company will review and discuss these results during a conference call and audio webcast that same morning at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time. Joining the conference call will be Mike Jackson, Chi... 
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10.11.01AutoNation, Dan Marino Expand Florida Relationship
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct 11, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Miami Dolphins legend to be spokesman for AutoNation's Tampa Bay And Orlando markets AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of new and used vehicles, today announced that it has expanded its relationship with former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino to include serving as spokesman for the Company's local-market brands in Tampa Bay and Orlando. Marino currently serves as the spokesman for AutoNation's 26... 
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10.09.01AutoNation's Earnings Conference Call, Webcast Scheduled For Friday, October 26, 2001
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct 9, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of new and used vehicles, announced today that it is releasing its 2001 third-quarter results of operations on Friday, October 26 at 7:00 a.m., Eastern Time. The Company will review and discuss these results during a conference call and audio webcast that same afternoon at 2:00 p.m., Eastern Time. Joining the conference call will be Mike Jackson, Chief Executive Officer;... 
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09.20.01AutoNation Acquires Lexus of Palm Beach
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest retailer of new and used automobiles, both on and off the Web, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Lexus of Palm Beach from Robert Cuillo. Terms of the all-cash, asset acquisition, which does not include Mr. Cuillo's other Palm Beach dealerships, were not disclosed. Mr. Cuillo will not retain a position with Lexus of Palm Beach. Lexus of P... 
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09.06.01AutoNation's Maroone Stores to Sponsor University of Miami Hurricanes
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sep 6, 2001 /PRNewswire/ -- Sponsorship Kicks Off With Ticket Giveaway for Sept. 8th Football Season Home Opener AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its 26 "Maroone" dealerships in South Florida will kick off a corporate sponsorship of the University of Miami's athletic department this weekend with the Hurricanes' first home game of the college football season. In honor of the September 8th home opener again... 
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09.04.01AutoNation to Launch 'Courtesy' Brand in Orlando; 11 AutoNation-Owned Dealerships, Eight Collision Centers to be Branded 'Courtesy'
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sep 4, 2001 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, on and off the Web, today announced that 11 of its Orlando-area franchised dealerships and eight of its stand-alone collision centers will adopt "Courtesy" as their local-market brand with a marketing campaign debuting on December 26th. In addition to common marketing programs, the AutoNation-owned locations in Orlando, Winter Park, Casselberry, Longwood, Maitland and S... 
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08.31.01AutoNation, Inc. to Webcast Presentation
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug 31, 2001 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, on and off the web, announced today that it will webcast live Chief Executive Officer Mike Jackson's and Chief Financial Officer Craig Monaghan's presentation at the Goldman Sachs Annual Global Retailing Conference in New York on September 5, 2001. The live audio webcast will air approximately at 9:00 a.m., eastern time. To listen, visit the "Corporate Site" page of ww... 
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08.27.01Panama City Student Becomes AutoNation's First 'Take Stock In Children' Scholar In Bay County
PANAMA CITY, Fla., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), Florida's largest Fortune 100 company, today joined Florida Governor Jeb Bush in celebrating the award of AutoNation's first "Take Stock in Children" scholarship to a Bay County resident, local student Mia Morgan, a seventh grader at Everitt Middle School. Joining the Governor in marking the occasion was AutoNation President and Chief Operating Officer Michael E. Maroone, who visited here to k... 
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08.06.01AutoNation, Inc. to Webcast Presentation
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, on and off the Web, announced today that it will webcast live Chief Financial Officer Craig T. Monaghan's presentation at the JP Morgan/Harbour Auto Conference on Wednesday, August 8, 2001. The live webcast will air at approximately 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time. To listen to the live webcast, visit the "Corporate Site" page of www.autonation.com and click ... 
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08.01.01AutoNation, Inc. Prices $450 Million of Senior Notes
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it has priced $450 million aggregate principal amount of its 9% senior unsecured notes due 2008 at a price of 98.731% of face value. The size of the offering reflects an increase from a previously disclosed contemplated offering of $300 million. The closing of the offering is expected to occur August 10, 2001, and is subject to cus... 
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07.19.01AutoNation Earns $86.3 Million, or $0.26 Per Share, Beating The Analysts' Second-Quarter Consensus Estimate
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jul 19, 2001 /PRNewswire/ -- * Parts and Service, Finance and Insurance Sales Increase * On Track to Meet Full-Year EPS Target of 85-to-90 Cents AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, reported results for the 2001 second quarter that beat the analysts' consensus estimate as the Company countered softer sales of new vehicles with same-store sales growth from its parts and service, and finance and insurance operations. The Company sa... 
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07.19.01AutoNation to Issue Senior Notes Due in 2008
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jul 19, 2001 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it is proposing to issue approximately $300 million in senior notes due in 2008. The Company proposes to use the net proceeds of the offering to replace existing debt and to finance acquisitions, capital expenditures, working capital and other general corporate needs. The senior notes will be offered solely by means of a confidential offering m... 
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07.18.01AutoNation Names Marc Cannon Vice President, Corporate Communications
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, on and off the web, has named Marc Cannon as the Company's new Vice President of Corporate Communications. In his new role, Mr. Cannon will oversee the Company's internal and external communications efforts and report directly to AutoNation's Chief Executive Officer, Mike Jackson. His appointment is effective immediately. Most recently, Mr.... 
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07.13.01AutoNation, Inc. to Hold Earnings Conference Call, Webcast Thursday July 19, 2001
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jul 13, 2001 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, on and off the web, announced today that it is releasing its 2001 second quarter results of operations on Thursday, July 19, at 7:00 a.m., Eastern time. The Company will review and discuss these results during a conference call and audio webcast that same morning at 11:00 a.m., Eastern time. Joining the conference call will be Mike Jackson, Chief Executive Officer; Mi... 
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07.10.01AutoNation, Inc. Promotes Allan Stejskal to Chief Information Officer
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jul 10, 2001 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, on and off the web, has promoted Allan Stejskal to the new position of Chief Information Officer. Mr. Stejskal had served previously as AutoNation's Senior Vice President of e-Commerce. In his new, expanded role, Mr. Stejskal will continue to oversee the Company's e-Commerce operations and report to Michael E. Maroone, AutoNation's President and Chief Operating Officer... 
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05.16.01AutoNation, Inc. to Offer Webcast of Its Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 17, 2001
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer on and off the web, announced today that it will webcast its 2001 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Thursday, May 17, at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. The webcast will feature Wayne Huizenga, Chairman of the Board of AutoNation; Mike Jackson, Chief Executive Officer; Michael E. Maroone, President and Chief Operating Officer; and Craig T. Monaghan, Chief Financial ... 
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05.02.01AutoNation, Inc. Reports First Quarter Earnings Per Share Of $0.17 * Beat Analysts' Consensus Estimate * Grew Store Performance Margin by 10 basis points * Reduced Days Supply of New Vehicles by 24
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) today reported that for the three months ended March 31, 2001, the company had net income of $59.9 million, or $0.17 per share, versus $62.3 million, or $0.17 per share, in the same period last year. Last year's reported first- quarter net income included a loss from discontinued operations of one cent per share. During the quarter, total revenue declined 6.6% to $4.89 billion compared with... 
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04.18.01AutoNation, Inc. to Hold Earnings Conference Call, Webcast Wednesday, May 2, 2001
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) America's largest automotive retailer, on and off the web, announced today that it is releasing its 2001 first quarter results of operations on Wednesday, May 2, at 7:00 a.m., Eastern time. The Company will review and discuss these results during a conference call and audio webcast that same morning at 11:00 a.m., Eastern time. (Photo: http://www.newscom/cgi-bin/prnh/20001017/AUTONATIONLOG... 
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04.06.01AutoNation, Inc. Plans Webcast of Investor Presentation
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) announced today that its Chief Executive Officer, Michael J. Jackson, and its Chief Financial Officer, Craig Monaghan, will make a presentation regarding AutoNation's long-term business strategy, at the Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Global Automotive Conference on Wednesday, April 11, 2001. A live webcast of the audio and slide portions of the presentation will be available on the Investor Relations se... 
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03.02.01AutoNation, Inc. Plans Webcast Of Investor Presentation
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) announced today that its Chief Executive Officer, Michael J. Jackson, and its Chief Financial Officer, Craig Monaghan, will make a presentation regarding AutoNation's long-term business strategy and earnings outlook at the Merrill Lynch "Retailing and E-tailing Leaders Conference" on Wednesday, March 7, 2001. A live webcast of the audio and slide portions of the presentation will be available on the... 
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02.08.01AutoNation, Inc. Reports Record Fourth Quarter, $0.21 Earnings per Share; Full-Year Earnings per Share Up 38% to $0.91
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) today reported net income of $73.7 million, or $0.21 per share, for the three months ended December 31, 2000, versus a loss of $403.1 million, or a loss of $1.02 per share, for the same period in 1999. For the year ended December 31, 2000, the company reported net income of $329.9 million, or $0.91 per share, a 38 percent increase versus $0.66 per share in full-year 1999. Results in the qua... 
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02.02.01AutoNation and MSN Carpoint Join Forces To Build the Largest Online Dealer Network
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, and MSN Carpoint, the most visited car- buying and ownership site on the Web, announced today an agreement that makes AutoNation the primary distributor of Carpoint customer sales leads. The agreement dramatically expands Carpoint's national dealer coverage to ensure that online car buyers can easily find the car they want at a nearby dealer. As part ... 
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01.30.01AutoNation to Hold Earnings Conference Call, Webcast Thursday, February 8 at 11 A.M. EST
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, on and off the Web, announced today that it is releasing its 2000 fourth quarter and full year results of operations on Thursday, February 8 at 7:00 a.m., Eastern time. The Company will review and discuss these results during a conference call and audio webcast that same morning at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time. Joining the conference call will be Mike Ja... 
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11.30.00AutoNation, Inc. Names Allan Stejskal Senior Vice President, e-Commerce
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN - news ), America's largest automotive retailer on and off the web, has announced the appointment of Allan Stejskal as Senior Vice President, e- Commerce. Mr. Stejskal's responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of the Company's e-Commerce business, including maximizing new and used vehicle sales via the Internet; expanding the Company's national e-Commerce footprint and expanding the Company's Internet par... 
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11.09.00AutoNation, Inc. Sells Its Outdoor Advertising Business To Infinity Outdoor, Inc. For $104 Million
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it has completed the divestiture of its outdoor advertising business to Infinity Outdoor, Inc. of Phoenix, Arizona. In the transaction, Infinity Outdoor acquired all of the outstanding capital stock of Republic Media Companies Holding Co. in exchange for $104 million in cash. As part of the transaction, AutoNation also entered into a three-... 
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10.26.00AutoNation Delivers 18 Percent Increase in Third Quarter Earnings Per Share From Continuing Operations
Substantial Cost Reductions Generate Improved Operating Margins FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN ) today reported that for the three months ended September 30, 2000, earnings per share from continuing operations increased 18 percent to $0.26 per share, or $93.1 million, from $0.22 per share or $92.6 million last year. The Company said results in the quarter benefited from continued strong new vehicle sales, improved operating effici... 
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10.16.00AutoNation To Hold Earnings Conference Call, Webcast Thursday, October 26 At 11:00 am ET
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer on and off the web, announced today that it is scheduled to release its third quarter results of operations on Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The Company will discuss its third quarter results during a conference call and audio webcast on Thursday, October 26, 2000, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Michael J. Jackson, Chief Executive Officer; Michae... 
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07.27.00AutoNation Reports 29 Percent Increase In Second Quarter Earnings Per Share From Continuing Operations
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today reported that for the three months ended June 30, 2000, earnings per share from continuing operations increased 29 percent to $0.27 per share, or $96.6 million, from $0.21 per share, or $97.1 million last year. The Company said that its results in the quarter benefited from continued strong new vehicle sales, improved operating efficiencies, reductions in corporat... 
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07.19.00AutoNation Public Statement Regarding Pegasus Capital Group, Inc. Press Release
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) issued the following statement in response to a press release issued by an entity in Springfield, Penn., representing itself as "Pegasus Capital Group, Inc.": "We do not believe this is a credible offer. Neither do we have any information to suggest Pegasus Capital has the means to effect its offer," said AutoNation spokesman Jim Donahue. SOURCE AutoNation, Inc. CONTACT: Jim Donahu... 
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07.13.00AutoNation To Strengthen Brand Identity By Linking National E-Brand With Regional Market Brands
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) today launches a two-part branding initiative that will more closely link its AutoNation.com national e-brand with strong regional market brands in each of its 10 retail districts, comprising more than 400 franchised automotive dealerships. The plan calls for converting the multiple dealership names that AutoNation uses in its districts into powerful market brands in each district. Tying these elements togethe... 
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06.30.00AutoNation Completes Tax-Free Spin-Off Of ANC Rental Corporation
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) announced today that it has completed the tax-free spin-off of ANC Rental Corporation (Nasdaq: ANCX) to AutoNation's shareholders of record. As part of the transaction, AutoNation shareholders will receive one share of ANC Rental Corporation for every eight shares of AutoNation owned. As a result of the spin-off, ANC Rental Corporation becomes a free- standing public company whose stock will trade on... 
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06.07.00AutoNation CEO Says 'E-Dealers' And Manufacturers Will Dominate Automotive Sales On The Internet
Referral Service and Broker Models 'Not Sustainable' DETROIT, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Speaking before the Automotive Press Association here today, AutoNation's Chief Executive Officer, Michael J. Jackson, said that automotive manufacturers and large "e-dealers" are replacing online referral and broker services as the dominant players in online automotive retailing. Mr. Jackson said, "It's clear that the online automotive lead provider and broker models are not sustainable. Th... 
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05.31.00AutoNation Board Approves ANC Rental Tax-Free Spin-Off
AutoNation Shareholders To Receive One Share of ANC Rental Corporation For Every Eight AutoNation Shares; Record Date is June 16, 2000; Distribution Date is June 30 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) today granted final approval of the tax-free spin- off of ANC Rental Corporation to AutoNation shareholders. In the spin-off, each AutoNation shareholder of record as of June 16, 2000, wil... 
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05.15.00News ReleaseAmerica Online and AutoNation Announce Alliance to Create World's Largest Virtual Auto Dealership
AOL AutosDirect, Powered By AutoNation.com Brings Exclusive Benefits to AOL Members AutoNation to Provide Direct Fulfillment of Vehicle Purchases Through AOL's New Auto Channel FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., and DULLES, Va., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- America Online, Inc. (NYSE: AOL), the world's leading interactive services company, and AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's leading automotive retailer, today announced a multi-year allian... 
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05.11.00AutoNation, Inc. Names James D. Evans Jr. Senior Vice President, Industry Relations
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) today announced the appointment of James D. Evans Jr., 39, as Senior Vice President, Industry Relations, reporting to Michael E. Maroone, President and Chief Operating Officer of AutoNation. Mr. Evans' appointment is effective immediately. He will direct the Company's relations with its automotive manufacturer partners. Mr. Evans joined AutoNation in 1998, when the Miami-based L.P. Evans Companies -- Mercedes-Be... 
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04.27.00AutoNation Reports 38 Percent Growth in First Quarter Earnings Per Share From Continuing Operations
Results Exceed Analysts' Expectations; Company Benefits from Strong New Vehicle Sales, Expense Reduction FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today reported that for the three months ended March 31, 2000, earnings per share from continuing operations rose 38 percent to $0.18 per share, or $64.7 million, from $0.13 per share or $58.4 million last year. The Company noted that earnings per share fr... 
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04.26.00Craig T. Monaghan Named AutoNation Chief Financial Officer
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael J. Jackson, Chief Executive Officer of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer on and off the web, today announced that Craig T. Monaghan has been named Chief Financial Officer of AutoNation, Inc. Mr. Monaghan assumes his new position on May 9. Mr. Monaghan, 43, will be responsible for all financial aspects of AutoNation's business strategy and will have the Company's Finance, Information Technology, ... 
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04.19.00AutoNation's e-Commerce Reaches Record for Speed As More of Its Customers View On-Line Pricing Data
AutoNation Runs Counter to Recent Consumer Reports' Findings FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) today announced that its average response time to on-line requests for vehicle information, test drives and financing improved to 1.2 hours in March while the no-haggle price quote feature at AutoNationDirect.com was accessed more than 183,000 times. The quick response times and availability of on-line price quotes run counter to recent "Consume... 
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04.17.00AutoNation, Inc. Names John M. Zimmerman Senior Vice President, Investor Relations
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) today announced the appointment of John M. Zimmerman, 53, as Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, reporting to Michael J. Jackson, Chief Executive Officer of AutoNation. In his new position, Mr. Zimmerman will have full responsibility for all strategic aspects of the Investor Relations program, including contact with shareholders, buy and sell-side analysts and institutional investors. John will serve... 
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04.03.00AutoNation's Planned Spin-Off of ANC Rental Moves Closer As Company Files With SEC
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) today announced that an amended Form 10 relative to the proposed tax-free spin-off of its automotive rental division as ANC Rental Corporation has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The amended Form 10 includes the 1999 audited financial statements for ANC Rental Corporation and additional information relative to the proposed spin- off. The Company noted that completion of the s... 
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03.20.00Customers Respond Favorably as AutoNationDirect.com Debuts 'Dream Car' and 'Find It' Features
AutoNation Reiterates 2000 Target of $1.5 billion In Internet-Related Sales as Daily Sales Leads Grow FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation (NYSE: AN) said today that an overwhelmingly positive consumer reaction to "Dream Car" and "Find It" features introduced last week on its AutoNationDirect.com retail web site have reinforced the Company's belief that its Internet-related vehicle sales will reach $1.5 billion this year. AutoNationDirect.com is... 
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02.17.00AutoNation, Inc. Promotes Marc L. Bourhis to Vice President and Treasurer
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) today announced the appointment of Marc L. Bourhis, 37, as Vice President and Treasurer, reporting to Patricia McKay, Senior Vice President of Finance and acting Chief Financial Officer. In his new position, Mr. Bourhis has expanded responsibilities for all aspects of AutoNation's Treasury function, including capital market and private funding initiatives, banking and rating agency relationships, financial ri... 
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01.27.00AutoNation, Inc. Names Jonathan P. Ferrando Senior Vice President And General Counsel
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) today announced the appointment of Jonathan P. Ferrando, 34, as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, reporting to Michael J. Jackson, Chief Executive Officer. In his new position, Mr. Ferrando will be responsible for the overall direction of AutoNation's legal affairs, including corporate governance issues, securities matters, mergers and acquisitions, and the complete range of corpor... 
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01.26.00AutoNation, Inc. Reports Pro Forma Earnings Of $0.10 Per Share From Continuing Operations For The 1999 Fourth Quarter And $0.66 Per Share For The Full Year, In Line With Revised Estimates
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) today reported pro forma income from continuing operations of $40.6 million, or $0.10 per share for the three months ended December 31, 1999, in line with analysts' revised consensus estimates, versus $62.6 million or $0.13 per share for the same period in 1998. For the year ended December 31, 1999, pro forma income from continuing operations was $288.7 million, or $0.66 per share versus $225.8 million, or $0.48 p... 
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12.23.99Internet Christmas Includes Cars; AutoNation Hits $1 Billion Sales Mark
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Books and CDs may come in packages small enough to fit under the Christmas tree, but Internet shoppers are ordering other, larger items this holiday season-like cars! AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it has sold more than $1 billion worth of vehicles via the Internet over the last 12 months. This makes AutoNation the largest Internet retailer of vehicles, as measured by revenue, pl... 
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12.13.99AutoNation To Close Used Vehicle Megastores; Company To Take $430-$490 Million Pre-Tax Charge In Fourth Quarter
Board Approves Additional $500 Million Share Repurchase FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) today announced that it will exit the used vehicle megastore category by immediately closing 23 of its megastores and integrating six others with new vehicle franchises. Eight megastores have already been integrated with new vehicle franchises. AutoNation said the megastore closures will result in the elimination of approximately 1,800 positions... 
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11.22.99AutoNation Announces New Senior Vice Presidents
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael J. Jackson, Chief Executive Officer of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), today announced the appointment of three senior vice presidents. Patricia McKay is appointed Senior Vice President, Finance and Controller of AutoNation, Inc. Ms. McKay will also serve as AutoNation's Acting Chief Financial Officer while the company conducts an internal/external search to identify a permanent CFO. The permanent CFO will succeed Michael Karsner,... 
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11.18.99ANC Rental Corporation Announces Senior Management Team
Eight Executives To Help ANC Create Long Term Shareholder Value FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Egan, Chairman, and Michael S. Karsner, President and CEO, of ANC Rental Corporation today announced the appointment of the new company's senior management team. They are: Karen Beard-President, North America; Kathleen Hyle-Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Howard Schwartz-Senior Vice President and General Counsel; Mary Wood-Senior Vice Presi... 
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11.08.99AutoNation's Auto Rental Spin-Off To Be Named ANC Rental Corporation, With Headquarters In Fort Lauderdale
Egan Named Chairman; Karsner is President and CEO ANC Rental Corporation to Add 250 Jobs in Fort Lauderdale AutoNation to Eliminate About 150 Positions as Company Becomes 'Pure Play' Auto Retailer FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) today announced the formation of ANC Rental Corporation, which will be spun- off to AutoNation shareholders as a tax-free share dividend to be distributed in... 
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10.28.99AutoNation, Inc. Reports 29% Increase In Third Quarter Earnings Per Share From Continuing Operations; $0.22 Vs. $0.17 Last Year
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) today reported that for the three months ended September 30, 1999, earnings per share from continuing operations rose 29 percent to $0.22, or $92.6 million, from $0.17, or $81.3 million for the same period in 1998. For the nine months ended September 30, 1999, earnings per share from continuing operations rose 57 percent to $0.55, or $248.1 million, from $0.35, or $163.2 million for the same period last year. ... 
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10.28.99AutoNation Selects Tampa Bay Area As Its Next Market For Low, No-Haggle Prices
12 Tampa Bay Area Dealerships to adopt the AutoNation USA Brand; Effort Builds on Success in Denver FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's leading automotive retailer, today announced that it has selected the Tampa Bay area of Florida as the next market where its franchised dealerships will co-brand under a common name and the "AutoNation USA" brand to sell new and used vehicles in a no-haggle, one-low-price shop... 
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10.19.99AutoNation, Inc. Confirms Third Quarter Analysts' Consensus Earnings Estimate Of $0.22 Per Share From Continuing Operations; Board Authorizes Additional $250 Million Share Repurchase Program
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) today confirmed that the Company will achieve the analysts' consensus earnings estimate of $0.22 per share from continuing operations in the third quarter of this year. AutoNation said it would release complete third quarter financial results on Thursday, October 28. The Company also announced that its Board of Directors has authorized an additional share repurchase program of up to $250 million of the Company... 
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10.06.99AutoNation, Inc. Debuts 'The AutoNation USA Network'
Company's New Vehicle Dealerships Will Sub-Brand With the AutoNation USA Name FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it has launched the largest branding initiative in automotive retailing history, by sub- branding its more than 340 new vehicle franchises nationwide with the AutoNation USA name. As part of the campaign, AutoNation USA dealers will use com... 
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09.30.99AutoNation Announces Tax-Free Spin Off Of Automotive Rental Business
AutoNation Shareholders to Receive Distribution of Stock FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) announced today that it will separate its automotive rental business from its automotive retail business in the form of a tax-free dividend of shares of the new automotive rental company to the shareholders of AutoNation. The company said it has received a favorable ruling from the Internal Revenue Service regarding the distribution of the stock. T... 
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09.24.99Michael J. Jackson Named AutoNation Chief Executive Officer
Former President & CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA Brings 28 Years of Automotive Retailing Experience FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- H. Wayne Huizenga, Chairman of the Board of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that Michael J. Jackson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mercedes-Benz USA, Inc., has been named Chief Executive Officer of AutoNation, Inc. Mr. Jackson assumes his new position on October ... 
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08.27.99Lobeck Steps Down As President Of AutoNation Rental Group; AutoNation CFO To Lead Division On Interim Basis
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) announced today that William E. Lobeck will step down as President of the Company's Automotive Rental Group, effective immediately. The Company said that the rental group, which includes National Car Rental, Alamo Rent-A-Car and CarTemps USA, will report to AutoNation's Chief Financial Officer, Michael S. Karsner, 41, until Lobeck's permanent successor is named. The Company also said that a search for Lobeck's... 
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08.22.99AutoNation, Inc. Second Quarter 1999 Earnings:
1. EPS From Continuing Operations Up 91%, Meeting Consensus Estimate 2. Company to Separate Rental Operations 3. Board Approves Repurchase of Additional $500 million of AN Stock 4. Maroone Named President & COO of AutoNation, Inc. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) today reported that for the three months ended June 30, 1999, earnings per share from continuing operations rose 91 percent to $0.21,... 
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07.14.99AutoNation Becomes Official Sponsor of NFL, Super Bowl XXXIV
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), the world's largest automotive retailer, announced today it will be an official, first-time sponsor of the National Football League and of Super Bowl XXXIV in Atlanta on January 30, 2000. The sponsorship -- AutoNation's largest to date -- includes a Super Bowl XXXIV-themed promotion this fall at AutoNation's more than 390 franchised automotive dealerships and 42 AutoNation USA used vehicle megastores an... 
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07.08.99AutoNation, Inc. To Acquire Dealerships In Five States With $1 Billion In Annualized Revenue
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) today announced that it has signed definitive agreements to acquire 16 dealerships in a series of separate transactions that are expected to contribute approximately $1 billion of annualized revenue to AutoNation's operations. The aggregate purchase price, at approximately $200 million, will be paid in cash. Each transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including manufacturer and government approval.... 
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06.30.99AutoNation, Inc. Seeks New Chief Executive Officer; Huizenga To Remain Chairman; Berrard To Remain Co-CEO Until Successor Is Named
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) announced today that it has begun a search for a new Chief Executive Officer. The new CEO will report to H. Wayne Huizenga, who will remain Chairman of the Board. Steven R. Berrard, who serves as Co-Chief Executive Officer along with Mr. Huizenga, will continue to lead the Company as Co-CEO until the new Chief Executive Officer is named. Mr. Berrard will remain on AutoNation's Board of Directors following the ... 
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06.22.99AutoNation, Inc. Unveils AutoNationDirect.com, The Internet's Largest Virtual Dealership
DEARBORN, Mich., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today launched AutoNationDirect.com, the Internet's largest virtual dealership. AutoNationDirect.com will combine America's most extensive inventory of new and used vehicles with the Internet's most comprehensive package of automotive shopping tools. Every vehicle on AutoNationDirect.com will be sold in a one-low-price, no-haggle atmosphere. AutoNationDirect.com's exclu... 
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04.29.99AutoNation, Inc. Reports First Quarter Income From Continuing Operations Rose 38 Percent To $50.7 Million, Or $0.11 Per Share
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) today reported that for the three months ended March 31, 1999, income from continuing operations increased 38 percent to $50.7 million, or $0.11 per share, from $36.8 million, or $0.08 per share, last year. These results do not include the Company's solid waste operations, which are reflected in income from discontinued operations. Revenue for the three months ended March 31, 1999, rose 72 percent to $5.4 bi... 
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04.28.99AutoNation, Inc. To Receive Approximately $1.2 Billion Cash From Sale Of Republic Services' Shares
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) announced today that it has completed the sale of 100 million shares of Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) at $16.875 per share. As a result of the sale, AutoNation expects to receive net cash proceeds of approximately $1.2 billion, which it will re-invest in capital projects, acquisitions, and stock repurchases, as market conditions warrant. The Company said the sale did not include an underwriters' over-allotmen... 
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04.22.99AutoNation To Open One Of The Largest Nissan Franchises In The Country
'AutoNation Nissan' in South Florida Will Sell New and Used Vehicles at No-Haggle Prices FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) announced today it has received approval from Nissan North America, Inc. to open this week "AutoNation Nissan," an 18-acre franchised automotive dealership in Perrine, Florida that will be one of the largest Nissan dealerships in the country. The South Florida "AutoNation Nissan" will sell new ... 
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04.06.99Republic Industries, Inc. Becomes AutoNation, Inc.
New Name an Important Step Forward in Building National Auto Retail Brand FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Industries, Inc., America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it has changed its corporate name to "AutoNation, Inc." (NYSE: AN). The move signals the Company's intent to make the "AutoNation" brand the pre-eminent national retail name in automotive sales, service and rental. Co-Chief Executive Officer Steven R. Berrard said the "... 
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03.25.99Republic Services Appoints Ramon A. Rodriguez To Its Board Of Directors
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) today announced the appointment of Ramon A. Rodriguez to its Board of Directors. Mr. Rodriguez, 53, is president of Madsen, Sapp, Mena, Rodriguez & Co., a public accounting firm based in Plantation that serves South Florida clients. He is also Treasurer and a Board Member of DME Corp., a defense industry contractor based in Fort Lauderdale and he is a founder of the Fort Lauderdale-based SWANTECH, LL... 
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03.03.99Republic Industries to Sell Remaining Shares of Republic Services; Company Will Re-Invest Proceeds in Core Automotive Retailing Business
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Industries, Inc. (NYSE: RII) today announced that it will sell all of its shares of Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) in a public offering. The Company had said previously that it planned to distribute its shares of RSG to shareholders of RII on a tax-free basis, if it could obtain a favorable ruling from the Internal Revenue Services (IRS). Despite several meetings and supplemental filings with the IRS, and subsequent meetings wi... 
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02.03.99Judge Rules In Favor Of Republic Industries, Inc. In Dispute With Nissan Motor Corporation
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A federal judge in Los Angeles today affirmed Republic Industries, Inc.'s (NYSE: RII) right to acquire Nissan Motor vehicle franchises in the U.S., rejecting arguments by the auto maker that Republic's ability to do so had been limited by an alleged oral agreement. In 1997 in a federal court in Los Angeles, Nissan Motor Corp. alleged that it had a binding oral agreement between it and Republic that limited the auto retailer's ability to ... 
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01.28.99Republic Services, Inc. Reports A 29 Percent Increase In Pro Forma Earnings Per Share in Fourth Quarter
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) today reported that for the three months ended December 31, 1998, pro forma earnings increased 28.6 percent to $0.27 per share from $0.21 per share for the comparable period last year. For 1998, pro forma earnings per share increased 36.5 percent to $1.01 per share from $0.74 per share in 1997. Revenue for the three months ended December 31, 1998 increased 28.7 percent to $377.4 million from $293.2 mi... 
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01.28.99Republic Industries, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter Comparable Net Income Rose 55 Percent To $103.7 Million, Or $0.22 Per Share
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Industries, Inc. (NYSE: RII) today reported that for the three months ended December 31, 1998, comparable net income increased 55 percent to $103.7 million, or $0.22 per share, from $66.9 million, or $0.15 per share, last year. For the year ended December 31, 1998, comparable net income rose 68 percent to $487.9 million, or $1.04 per share, from $290.3 million, or $0.67 per share, last year. These results exclude certain one-time ga... 
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01.27.99Republic Holds Fourth Quarter Conference Calls
WHAT: Republic Industries, Inc. Fourth Quarter/Year End 1998 Earnings Release Conference Call WHO: H. Wayne Huizenga, Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer; Steven R. Berrard, Co-Chief Executive Officer; and Michael S. Karsner, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer WHEN: 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time HOW: 888-868-9080 Replay: 888-264-3180 (valid through 1/29/99 -- also -- WHAT: Republic Service... 
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12.24.98John Elway AutoNation USA Introduced By Advertising Featuring John Elway And The 'Guys In Plaid'
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A major multi-media advertising campaign introducing John Elway AutoNation USA begins Christmas Day in the metropolitan Denver area. The campaign helps launch a new kind of automotive retail experience focused on building "customers for life.",/p> The campaign includes television, radio, outdoor advertising, newspaper and regional magazine advertising. A 60-second commercial featuring John Elway kicks off the campaign, letting people in D... 
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12.14.98Republic Industries Says Soft Used Vehicle Sales Will Impact Fourth Quarter Earnings
Manufacturer Incentives, Acquisition Delays Hurt Performance FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Industries, Inc. (NYSE: RII) today announced that it anticipates its fourth quarter earnings per share to be approximately $0.05 below the consensus analysts' estimate of $0.27 for the period, due to weaker than anticipated used vehicle sales in the quarter and an unanticipated delay in the closing of a number of acquisitions. The company said soft used vehicle s... 
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12.14.98Republic Industries Acquires Dealerships in Five States With over $1.1 Billion in Annualized Revenue
Also Begins Ford Motor Company Partnership with Rochester (NY) Auto Collection FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Industries, Inc. (NYSE: RII) today announced that it has signed definitive agreements to acquire 10 dealership groups comprising 31 automotive retail franchises in a series of separate transactions that will contribute approximately $1.1 billion of annualized revenue to Republic's operations. The aggregate purchase price of approximately $240 mill... 
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12.10.98Republic Industries, Inc. Names VP AutoRewards(SM)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Industries, Inc. (NYSE: RII) announced today that Maria Bailey has been named to the Company's new position of Vice President of AutoRewards(SM), effective immediately. Ms. Bailey, age 34, will oversee the roll-out of AutoNation USA's AutoRewards(SM) program, a customers-only package of free services, discounts and benefits which is being introduced in Denver on December 26. Denver is the site of the Company's "Mile High" projec... 
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12.04.98John Costello Tapped As Republic Industries President; Seen As Boost To Company's Marketing, Branding Strategy
Appointment of Sears Marketing Chief Expected to Accelerate Drive to Make AutoNation USA a National Retail Brand FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Industries, Inc. (NYSE: RII) today announced the appointment of John H. Costello as President of the nation's largest automotive retail and on-airport rental company. The company termed Costello's appointment a key part in its strategy to build a consistent, compelling national retail presence under i... 
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12.01.98James E. O'Connor Named CEO Of Republic Services, Inc.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) announced today that James E. O'Connor, 49, has been named Chief Executive Officer and has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors, effective immediately. Concurrent with Mr. O'Connor's appointment, H. Wayne Huizenga remains Chairman of the Board, Whit Hudson remains Vice Chairman and James Cosman remains President and Chief Operating Officer, reporting to Mr. O'Connor. Mr. O'Connor mo... 
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11.12.98Management Promotions Announced by Republic Industries' Automotive Rental Group
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Industries, Inc. (NYSE: RII) announced today a series of management changes in its Automotive Rental Group. Effective immediately, Jeffry J. Parell is promoted to President, North American Operations, reporting to William E. Lobeck, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Automotive Rental Group. Robert Briggs succeeds Parell as President of National Car Rental, while Karen Beard succeeds George Gremse as President of Alamo Ren... 
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11.05.98Republic Services, Inc. Elects Allan C. Sorensen to its Board of Directors
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) today announced the election of Allan C. Sorensen to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Sorensen, 60, also currently is a Director on the Board of Westmark Group Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: WGHI), a Director on the Board of Let's Talk Cellular and Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq: LTCW) and a Director and Vice Chairman of the privately held Interim HealthCare Inc. His career includes 36 years with Interim S... 
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11.05.98Judge Says Republic Industries Won't Have To Pay CarMax $50 Million
- Upholds Republic's Right to Use 'AutoNation USA' Brand - FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. District Judge William P. Dimitrouleas today overturned a $50 million jury award against Republic Industries (NYSE: RII) in the Company's recent trademark dispute with CarMax. The judge also independently confirmed the jury's finding that Republic has the unrestricted use of its "AutoNation USA" brand name. In his ruling, the judge also agreed with the jury's findi... 
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10.30.98Republic Industries, Inc., Announces New Hires, Changes to Its Corporate Communications Staff
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 30 /PRNEWSWIRE/ -- Republic Industries, Inc. (NYSE: RII) announced today a series of personnel moves in its Corporate Communications Department that reflect the Company's continued growth as America's leading automotive retailer. Joining Republic as Director, Corporate Communications, is Scott Mall, a 23-year veteran of the public relations profession who most recently served as Senior Director of Corporate Communications at Scientific Games International.... 
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10.29.98Republic Services, Inc. Reports A 35% Increase In Pro Forma Earnings Per Share Of $0.27, $0.01 Above Analysts' Estimates
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) today reported that for the three months ended September 30, 1998 pro forma earnings per share increased 35% to $0.27 per share from $0.20 per share last year. For the nine months ended September 30, 1998, pro forma earnings per share increased 42% to $0.74 per share from $0.52 per share last year. Revenue for the three months ended September 30, 1998 increased 23% to $355.0 million from $287.6 millio... 
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10.28.98Republic Industries, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Income From Continuing Operations Rose 47% To $179.7 Million, Or $0.38 Per Share
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Industries, Inc. (NYSE: RII) today reported that for the three months ended September 30, 1998, income from continuing operations increased 47 percent to $179.7 million, or $0.38 per share, from $122.1 million, or $0.28 per share for the same period last year. For the nine months ended September 30, 1998, income from continuing operations increased 68 percent to $384.2 million, or $0.82 per share, from $229.0 million or $0.54 per share... 
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10.27.98Republic Services, Inc. Appoints Steven R. Goldberg Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, and Edward A. Lang, III Vice President, Finance and Treasurer
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) announced today the appointments of Steven R. Goldberg as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Edward A. Lang, III as Vice President, Finance and Treasurer. Mr. Goldberg joins Republic Services, Inc. from Ryder System, Inc. where he served as Vice President, Corporate Development, responsible for developing and executing various acquisitions and related strategies. Prior to that, he serve... 
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10.26.98AutoNation USA 'Pleased' with Court Decision Jury Says Company Did Not Violate CarMax Trademark
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Industries' (NYSE: RII) President and Co-Chief Executive Officer Steven R. Berrard said today that he is "pleased" that a jury in a Florida federal court has affirmed the company's right to the unrestricted use of its "AutoNation USA" brand name. In its decision the jury found that a lawsuit by CarMax alleging an infringement by AutoNation USA on "AUTOMATION," the name of the CarMax computer inventory system, was without merit,... 
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10.19.98Republic Industries To Reprice Employee Stock Options
Excludes Board Members, Chairman, Vice Chairman and President FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Industries, Inc. (NYSE: RII) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the repricing of 32,110,000 employee stock options or less than seven percent of fully diluted shares outstanding. The options were repriced at $12.75, equal to Republic's closing price on October 16, 1998. No additional options will be issued as part of the repricing, and optio... 
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10.13.98Republic Industries, Inc. Announces It Will Report Third Quarter Earnings Of $0.38 Per Share, In Line With Analysts' Estimates
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Industries, Inc. (NYSE: RII) today announced that on October 29, 1998 it will report a 36% increase in earnings per share of $0.38 for the quarter ended September 30, 1998. Republic Industries, Inc. operates subsidiaries in the automotive retailing, automotive rental, and solid waste services industries. The Company owns the nation's largest chain of new vehicle dealerships and is building a chain of used car megastores that it o... 
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10.08.98Republic Industries Terminates Discussions With Van Tuyl Automotive Group
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Industries, Inc. (NYSE: RII) announced today that it had been in discussions with the Van Tuyl Automotive Group regarding a possible transaction. Due to market conditions, however, these discussions have been terminated. Republic Industries, Inc. operates subsidiaries in the automotive retailing, automotive rental and solid waste industries. The Company owns the nation's largest group of franchised automotive dealerships and oper... 
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10.05.98AutoNation USA Opens Rancho Cucamonga Area Megastore
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation USA opens its second used vehicle megastore in the Southern California area today in Rancho Cucamonga. The new AutoNation USA, located at 9629 Buffalo Avenue, will be the 39th AutoNation USA megastore to open nationally. The other AutoNation USA megastore in the area is located in Irvine, near the intersection of Freeway 5 and Freeway 405, at Bake Parkway. The Rancho Cucamonga megastore will give consumers in the Valley acc... 
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09.28.98Republic Services to Buy Assets from Waste Management, Inc.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire from Waste Management, Inc. substantially all of the assets Waste Management is required to divest as part of the USA Waste-Waste Management merger plus additional properties and assets (NYSE: WMI) for approximately $500 million cash and certain properties. The purchase is expected to add $160 million of annual revenue to Republic Service... 
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09.17.98AutoNation USA Opens 2nd Phoenix Area Megastore
PHOENIX, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation USA will open its second megastore in the Phoenix area on Monday, September 21 in Phoenix. The new AutoNation USA, located at 16506 N. 26th Ave. (I-17 and Bell Road) is the 38th megastore to open nationally. AutoNation USA is also located in Chandler, near the Ray Road exit of I-10. Customers on the west side of the Valley will now have access to the high- quality features and services that make shopping at AutoNation USA an easier way t... 
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09.03.98Republic Industries To Acquire Cross-Continent Auto Retailers, Inc.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Industries, Inc. (NYSE: RII) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cross-Continent Auto Retailers, Inc. (NYSE: XC), of Amarillo, Texas. Under the terms of the agreement, Cross-Continent shareholders will receive $10.70 in cash for each share of Cross-Continent. The transaction is valued at approximately $145 million. Bill A. Gilliland, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cross-Continent, and Ro... 
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08.25.98Republic Industries, Inc. Announces Stock Repurchase Program
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Industries, Inc. (NYSE: RII) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $500 million of the Company's common stock. The stock repurchase program will be conducted over the next 12 months. Republic said it would repurchase its common stock, from time to time, through open market purchases or in negotiated private transactions. The Company said it will base repurchase decisions on such factor... 
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08.19.98Republic Industries Acquires Fox Automotive Group Of Baltimore And L.P. Evans Of Miami
Fox Automotive Group and L.P. Evans Motors Add $400 Million of Revenue FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Industries, Inc. (NYSE: RII) announced today that it has signed definitive agreements to acquire the Fox Automotive Group of Baltimore, Maryland, and L.P. Evans Motors, a Mercedes-Benz dealership in North Miami, Florida. The transactions are expected to contribute approximately $400 million of annualized revenue to Republic's operations. The purchase price... 
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08.17.98Republic Services, Inc. Acquires Rapid Disposal
New Jersey Company Generates Revenue of $12 Million FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Rapid Disposal, Inc. a solid waste collection and disposal company based in Middlesex, New Jersey, for an undisclosed sum. The company generates revenue of approximately $12 million annually. Rapid operates in Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Union, Hunterdon, and Ess... 
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08.14.98Republic Industries Acquires Auto Dealerships In Southern California, Las Vegas, Phoenix And Ohio
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Industries, Inc. (NYSE: RII) today announced that it has signed definitive agreements to acquire six franchised automotive dealership groups in a series of separate transactions that will contribute approximately $650 million of annualized revenue to Republic's operations. The purchase prices, which were not disclosed, will be paid primarily in cash. Each transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including manufacturer a... 
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08.13.98News ReleaseRepublic Services, Inc. Appoints Tod C. Holmes Chief Financial Officer And David G. Barclay General Counsel
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) today announced the appointments of Tod C. Holmes as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and David A. Barclay as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. Holmes, 49, most recently served as Vice President of Finance for the Solid Waste Group of Republic Industries, Inc. (NYSE: RII), parent company of Republic Services. Prior to Republic, Mr. Holmes served in various positions with... 
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08.12.98Republic Services, Inc. Acquires Solid Waste Companies In New Jersey, New York And Florida
Deals Add Annual Revenue of About $20 Million; Landfill Site Permitted in North Carolina FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) announced today that it has acquired the Marpal Company of Lincroft, New Jersey; Olympic Disposal, Inc. of Rochester, New York, and Imperial Sanitation Services, Inc. of Dade County, Florida. The transactions add more than $20 million of annual revenue. Marpal provides solid was... 
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07.30.98Republic Industries, Inc. Reports An 80% Increase In Income From Continuing Operations And A 74% Increase In Revenue
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Industries, Inc. (NYSE: RII) today reported that for the three months ended June 30, 1998 income from continuing operations increased 80 percent to $127.4 million, or 27 cents per share, from $70.9 million, or 17 cents per share for the same period in 1997. For the six months ended June 30, 1998, income from continuing operations increased 91 percent to $204.5 million, or 44 cents per share, from $106.9 million, or 25 cents per share... 
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07.04.98Republic Services, Inc. Closes Initial Public Offering
John W. Croghan Appointed to Board of Directors FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) announced today that it has completed its initial public offering of 63.25 million shares of Class A Common Stock, including the exercise of an underwriters' over-allotment of 8.25 million shares. As a result of the offering, Republic Services, Inc. received cash of $1.44 billion, which it will use to repay intercompany obligations owed to its parent c... 
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07.01.9855 Million Shares Of Republic Services, Inc. Priced At $24 Per Share; Trading Begins On NYSE
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services, Inc. announces that, based on market demand, it has increased its initial public offering from 51 million shares to 55 million shares of Class A common stock. The offering has been priced at $24 per share through the underwriters, led by Merrill Lynch & Co., Deutsche Bank Securities, and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation. Employees and employee family members of Republic Services, Inc. and Republic Industrie... 
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