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AutoNation, Inc. Names Allan Stejskal Senior Vice President, e-Commerce

Nov. 30, 2000

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 parts and service revenue opportunities. Stejskal succeeds Thomas W. Eggleston, who now has responsibility for developing e-Commerce strategic alliances for the Company.

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    ``Allan's appointment allows us to continue to rapidly grow our e-Commerce business,'' says AutoNation CEO Michael J. Jackson.

    Mr. Stejskal joined AutoNation after leading the automotive industry e- Commerce efforts at Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) as Vice President, Dealer Services Division. At ADP, he formulated and implemented that Company's automotive e-Commerce strategy, including an alliance with IBM to create the consumer vehicle service management site, myautogarage.com; and the creation of DealerSuite.com, an automotive retail portal. Mr. Stejskal holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Operations Engineering degree from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard University.

    In 1999, its first full year of operating its e-Commerce business, AutoNation achieved more than $1 billion in revenue through vehicle sales via the Internet. AutoNation's revenue from its e-Commerce sales channel for the year 2000 is projected at $1.5 billion. The Company's AutoNation.com website was also recently recognized by Forrester Research for leading the industry with what Forrester calls the locate-to-order (LTO) model for selling vehicles on the Internet, defined by Forrester as ``a web-centric sales, marketing and distribution process that enables consumers to find and commit to a specific vehicle, at an acceptable price, from existing supply.''

    AutoNation, Inc., a Fortune 100 company based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, owns and operates more than 400 new vehicle franchises in 17 states and generates annual revenue of more than $20 billion. For more information, visit www.autonation.com.

    Certain statements and information included in this release constitute ``forward-looking statements'' within the meaning of the Federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Additional discussion of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from management's projections, forecasts, estimates and expectations is contained in the Company's SEC filings.

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