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AutoNation, Inc. Promotes Allan Stejskal to Chief Information Officer

Jul. 10, 2001
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, while simultaneously leading the Company's Information Technology group. On IT issues, Mr. Stejskal will report to Craig T. Monaghan, AutoNation's Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President.

"Allan's e-Commerce group helped our stores achieve a record $1.5 billion in vehicle sales via the Internet last year. They also expanded our online capabilities this year through a new, strategic relationship with the Web's most popular car-shopping site, MSN Carpoint," said Mike Jackson, AutoNation's Chief Executive Officer. "Now, as Chief Information Officer, we can expect Allan to use technology again, along with our industry-leading scale, to create new competitive advantages for AutoNation."

Mr. Stejskal, who will also hold the title of Senior Vice President, joined AutoNation in 2000 after leading automotive e-Commerce efforts at Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP). As Vice President, Dealer Services Division, Mr. Stejskal led the creation of such web sites as myautogarage.com, a portal for vehicle service customers that ADP established with IBM Corp.; and DealerSuite.com, an automotive retail portal. Mr. Stejskal holds a bachelor's degree in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan and a master's in business administration from Harvard University.

About AutoNation, Inc.

AutoNation, Inc., a Fortune 100 company based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., owns and operates 368 new vehicle franchises in 17 states and generates annual revenue of more than $20 billion. For more information, visit www.autonation.com, where shoppers can find approximately 100,000 new and used vehicles for sale.

Forward-looking Statements

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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