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09.19.18AutoNation Extends Mike Jackson's Contract
- Jackson expected to transition from Chairman, CEO and President to Executive Chairman in 2019 - AutoNation extends Mike Jackson's contract through 2021 as Executive Chairman - AutoNation Board of Directors will lead a succession process for a new CEO and President FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that Mike Jackson, Chairman, CEO and President, has extended his contract with the Com... 
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09.18.18AutoNation Give Love Drive Pink Shasta Makes Stop at Petco Park to Celebrate Partnership with Multi-Platinum Pop Artist Andy Grammer and Commitment to Drive Pink
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced a scheduled stop in San Diego on its Give Love Drive Pink Tour. The AutoNation Give Love Drive Pink Shasta will be at Petco Park when the San Diego Padres host the San Francisco Giants. The tour promotes a new partnership with multi-platinum pop singer, songwriter, and record producer, Andy Grammer, as well as spread awareness about AutoNation's commitment to Drive Pink a... 
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09.14.18Mercedes-Benz of Naperville Certified as a J.D. Power 2018 Dealer of Excellence
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Sept. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced Mercedes-Benz of Naperville has been certified in the J.D. Power Dealer of Excellence Program(SM) for 2018. The program recognizes a select number of vehicle retailers throughout the United States that not only exceed customer expectations but also provide exceptional customer service. Known for its "Voice of the Customer" research for 50 years, J.D. Power and, s... 
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09.13.18The AutoNation Give Love Drive Pink Shasta Makes Stop at the INDYCAR Grand Prix of Sonoma in Celebration of Partnership with Multi-Platinum Pop Artist Andy Grammer and Commitment to Drive Pink
SONOMA, Calif., Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced a scheduled stop in Sonoma on its Give Love Drive Pink Tour. The AutoNation Give Love Drive Pink Shasta will make a pit-stop at Sonoma Raceway for the INDYCAR Grand Prix of Sonoma Friday, September 14 through Sunday, September 16 starting at 8AM. AutoNation sponsored drivers, Andretti Autosport's 2014 Indy 500 Champion, Ryan Hunter-Reay along with Meyer Shank Racin... 
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08.31.18AutoNation and IndyCar Driver Ryan Hunter-Reay Make Appearance on Velocity Channel's All Girls Garage to Promote New Vehicle Accessory Line
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced an appearance on Velocity Channel's All Girls Garage with 2014 Indy 500 Champion, Ryan Hunter-Reay to promote AutoGear, AutoNation's new line of vehicle accessories. The episode will air this Saturday, September 1st at 11:30am. Ryan Hunter-Reay appears on All Girls Garage to design and build a new Ford F-150, which will be auctioned by AutoNation to benefit... 
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08.22.18Jaguar Land Rover South Bay Celebrates State-of-the-Art Facility
TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced a grand re-opening of Jaguar Land Rover South Bay, located on the prestigious Pacific Coast Highway in Torrance, CA. The grand re-opening begins at 6:30pm. Visit the brand-new facility located at 3233 Pacific Coast Highway, Torrance, CA. Jaguar Land Rover South Bay's newly expanded facility now boasts over 39,000 square feet designed and constructed to Jaguar La... 
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08.16.18AutoNation Announces Give Love Drive Pink Tour to Celebrate Partnership with Multi-Platinum Pop Artist Andy Grammer and Commitment to Drive Pink
- The Give Love Drive Pink coast to coast tour kicks off in Austin, TX at Bat Fest 2018 - AutoNation to sponsor Andy Grammer's The Good Parts Tour Driven by AutoNation - Five dollars from every ticket sold at an AutoNation sponsored Andy Grammer concert in 2018 will be donated directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the largest private funder of breast cancer research worldwide FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest... 
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08.09.18AutoNation Announces $300,000 Matching Grant to Kick-off Campaign to Alleviate Homelessness in Broward County
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that the company has established a $300,000 matching grant to help alleviate homelessness in Broward County.    AutoNation's grant will kick-off fund raising efforts by United We End Homelessness, a joint initiative of United Way of Broward County, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance in conjunction with the Broward Business Council on Homelessness. The Brow... 
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08.01.18AutoNation Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results, Net Income from Continuing Operations Up 11%
- Net income from continuing operations was $97 million, up 11% compared to second quarter 2017 net income from continuing operations of $88 million. Second quarter 2018 net income from continuing operations included a non-cash franchise rights impairment charge of $6 million after-tax. - EPS from continuing operations for the second quarter was $1.07, up 24% compared to second quarter 2017 EPS from continuing operations of $0.86. Second quarter 2018 EPS from continuing operations included a ... 
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07.12.18AutoNation Announces Second Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Wednesday, August 1, 2018
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it will release its financial results for the second quarter of 2018 on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Mike Jackson, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Lance Iserman, Executive Vice President of Sales and Chief Operating Officer, Scott Arnold, Executive Vice President of Customer Care and Brand Extensions, and Cheryl Miller, Executive Vice Presid... 
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06.06.18AutoNation Announces Multi-Year Partnership with Multi-Platinum Pop Artist Andy Grammer
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced that it has signed a multi-year partnership with the multi-platinum, singer, songwriter, and record producer Andy Grammer, to work together to drive out cancer. Andy Grammer teamed up with AutoNation and its Drive Pink initiative to drive out cancer because raising awareness and early detection is important to the pop artist after losing his mother, Kathy Grammer, ... 
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06.04.18AutoNation Announces $250,000 Donation to Marjory Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced that the company is making a $250,000 donation, through the Broward Education Foundation, to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund. AutoNation associates across the country responded to a request from Mike Jackson, the Company's Chairman, CEO and President, to support the South Florida high school.  Mike Jackson also serves on the steering committee overseein... 
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05.01.18AutoNation Reports Record First Quarter EPS
- EPS from continuing operations was $1.01, a record for first quarter results and up 4% compared to first quarter 2017 EPS from continuing operations of $0.97 - Total revenue of $5.3 billion increased by 2% compared to the year-ago period. Same store revenue of $5.2 billion increased by 3% compared to the year-ago period - Same store used vehicle gross profit was $82 million, up 9% compared to the year-ago period. Same store Customer Financial Services gross profit was $238 million, up 10... 
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04.20.18Dr. Jacqueline A. Travisano Elected to AutoNation's Board of Directors
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its stockholders elected Dr. Jacqueline A. Travisano to AutoNation's Board of Directors at the 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on April 19, 2018. "With decades of experience in operations, finance, marketing, and technology, we think Jackie will bring valuable experience and insight to the AutoNation Board, in particular as we implement our br... 
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04.10.18AutoNation Announces First Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Tuesday, May 1, 2018
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it will release its financial results for the first quarter of 2018 on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Mike Jackson, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Lance Iserman, Executive Vice President of Sales and Chief Operating Officer, Scott Arnold, Executive Vice President of Customer Care and Brand Extensions, and Cheryl Miller, Executive Vice President a... 
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03.06.18AutoNation Named Best in Auto Marketing
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it was given the Marketing Automotive Award for Best Campaign for a Dealer Group by MediaPost, the integrated publishing and conference company. The company received the award for its Drive Pink campaign. Scotty Reiss, founder, A Girls Guide to Cars and one of the jurors, said, "It's so hard for a dealership to stand apart from its brands, but that's the c... 
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02.01.18AutoNation Reports All-Time Record Quarterly EPS
- EPS from continuing operations was an all-time record $1.64, up 44% compared to fourth quarter 2016 EPS from continuing operations of $1.14 - Total revenue of $5.7 billion increased by 4% compared to the year-ago period. Same store revenue of $5.6 billion increased by 4% compared to the year-ago period - Same store gross profit of $851 million increased by 7% compared to the year-ago period, driven by an all-time record same store Customer Financial Services gross profit per vehicle reta... 
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01.16.18AutoNation to Benefit from Tax Reform Bill
- AutoNation expects the recent tax reform bill to positively impact fourth quarter 2017 net income from continuing operations by approximately $41 million, or approximately $0.45 per share - AutoNation estimates the recent tax reform bill will positively impact full year 2018 net income from continuing operations by approximately $75 million to $100 million, or approximately $0.80 to $1.10 per share FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America'... 
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01.12.18AutoNation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, February 1, 2018
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 12, 2018 /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, 2017 on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Mike Jackson, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Lance Iserman, Executive Vice President of Sales and Chief Operating Officer, Scott Arnold, Executive Vice President of Customer Care and Brand Extensions, and Cheryl Mil... 
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