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AutoNation Seattle and BECU to Give Away a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Nov. 19, 2009
Winner to Be Determined Saturday, November 21 at Live Event

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, and BECU, the largest credit union in Washington State and the fifth largest in the nation, today announced that it will be giving one lucky winner the keys to a brand new, 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid this Saturday, November 21. The winner will be chosen at Ford Lincoln Mercury of Bellevue, on 116th Avenue NE in Bellevue, at noon.

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The vehicle had been on display at the Seattle Auto Show, November 11 - 15, and attendees were invited to enter for their opportunity to win. Prior to the show, the car was put on display at the BECU main branch in Tukwilla to further promote the contest. Entry boxes were placed at BECU branches throughout Washington, and thousands of hopefuls put in for their chance to roll away with the $30,000 vehicle.

Of the entries collected, 200 were selected as semi-finalists who have been invited to this Saturday's final event. Once they arrive at Ford Lincoln Mercury of Bellevue, 10 will be chosen at random to receive a key to start the car. Only one of those keys will do the trick, and whoever is fortunate enough to have it, wins.

For more information about AutoNation, visit the company online at www.AutoNation.com. More information about BECU is available on the web at www.BECU.org.

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 owns and operates 245 new vehicle franchises in 15 states. For additional information, please visit http:///www.AutoNation.com, where more than 70,000 vehicles are available for sale.

About BECU

Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, BECU is a not-for-profit credit union owned by the members. Profits are returned to the members in the form of better rates and fewer fees. With more than 600,000 members and more than $8 billion in assets, BECU is the largest credit union in Washington and one of the top five financial cooperatives in the country. BECU currently operates over 45 locations in the Puget Sound region. All Washington state residents are eligible to join. www.becu.org

SOURCE AutoNation, Inc.

Marc Cannon, +1-954-769-3146, Cannonm@autonation.com

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