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Mike Jackson and T. Boone Pickens to Host Energy-themed Town Hall Meeting Via the Web

Feb. 10, 2009

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), Mike Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer of AutoNation, America's largest automotive retailer, and T. Boone Pickens, chairman of BP Capital Management, will jointly host a town hall meeting on February 17, 2009 to discuss America's current and future energy situation.

The meeting will be presented by Nova Southeastern University's H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business. Topics the two intend to discuss include, among others, federal energy policy, the development of new technology, the development of alternative fuel sources and the geopolitical dynamics related to energy today and tomorrow.

Webcast Information:

The webcast may be accessed by the Internet (video webcast) at by clicking on the "About Us" link then clicking on "Investors" and then "Webcasts." On the "Webcasts" page, there will be a link for the Town Hall Meeting Webcast. To enter the event, please click "Click here for webcast" then enter the registration information and click "submit." The archived video webcast with synchronized slides will then launch in a new window. A playback of the event will be available after 10:30am Eastern Time February 17, 2009 through May 17th, 2009.

The Town Hall meeting on February 17, 2009 at 9:00 am will be held in the Rose & Alfred Miniace Performing Arts Center at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship. For more information contact Karen Gruenstrass at or (954) 262-5008.

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 313 new vehicle franchises in 15 states. For additional information, please visit or, where more than 70,000 vehicles are available for sale

SOURCE AutoNation, Inc.

Marc Cannon of AutoNation, Inc
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