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

Feb. 04, 2009

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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 to discuss America's current and future energy situation.

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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.

Both Jackson and Pickens have been highly vocal in support of new approaches to energy consumption. Pickens has been involved with the oil industry throughout his career yet has recently taken a very public position arguing that petroleum stores will soon begin to decline. He argues that it is essential to develop replacements immediately, particularly renewable resources such as wind and solar power.

Jackson has been equally fervent in his advocacy of a reformed energy policy. He supports the consideration of a gas tax to generate revenue for innovation while reducing the number of miles driven, he champions flex fuels and he is a leading voice for the development of cleaner, more efficient vehicles, notably plug-in hybrids.

DATE: Tuesday, February 17, 2009

TIME: Town Hall Meeting - 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

PLACE: Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd. Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale - Davie

RSVP: Karen Gruenstrass
954-262-5008

Tickets are limited, so please RSVP in advance

SOURCE AutoNation, Inc.

CONTACT:
Marc Cannon of AutoNation, Inc.

+1-954-769-3146
cannonm@autonation.com

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