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AutoNation Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, February 5, 2004 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time

Jan. 13, 2004

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 results and the Company's outlook during a conference call and audio webcast that same morning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

The conference call may be accessed by phone at (888) 428-4480 or via the Internet (audio webcast) at by clicking on the "About Us" link, then clicking on "Investors" and then "Webcasts." A playback of the conference call will be available after 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time on February 5, through February 12, 2004 by calling (800) 475-6701 (access code #716118) or via the Internet as outlined above.

About AutoNation, Inc.

AutoNation, Inc., headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is America's largest retailer of both new and used vehicles. Ranked No. 93 on the 2003 Fortune 500 and a component of the Standard and Poor's 500 Index, AutoNation employs approximately 28,500 people and owns and operates 373 new vehicle franchises in 18 states. For additional information, please visit or, where more than 100,000 vehicles are available 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, estimates and expectations is contained in the Company's SEC filings. The Company undertakes no duty to update its forward- looking statements, including its earnings outlook.

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