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AutoNation Announces Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, July 28, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. Eastern Time

Jul. 11, 2005

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 Company's business and operating environment during a conference call and audio webcast that same morning at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

The conference call may be accessed by phone at 800-762-7141 or via the Internet (audio webcast) at http://www.AutoNation.com by clicking on the "About Us" link, then clicking on "Investors" and then "Webcasts". A playback of the conference call will be available after 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time July 28, 2005 through August 8, 2005 by calling 800-475-6701 (access code #789179).

About AutoNation, Inc.

AutoNation, Inc., headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is America's largest automotive retailer. A component of the Standard and Poor's 500 Index, AutoNation has approximately 27,000 full-time employees and owns and operates 352 new vehicle franchises in 17 states. For additional information, please visit http://corp.AutoNation.com or http://www.AutoNation.com , 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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CO:  AutoNation, Inc.
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