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AutoNation Announces Retirement of Jon Ferrando, Executive Vice President - General Counsel, Corporate Development and Human Resources

Mar. 07, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that Jon Ferrando, Executive Vice President – General Counsel, Corporate Development and Human Resources will be retiring from the Company on March 31, 2017. Coleman Edmunds, currently AutoNation's Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, will serve as acting General Counsel and Corporate Secretary effective April 1, 2017.

Jon Ferrando stated, "I have enjoyed the opportunity to serve on the senior management team and to contribute to the Company's success during my tenure at AutoNation. It has been rewarding to work with the outstanding teams that I had opportunity to lead at AutoNation.  I look forward to the Company's continued success in the years to come."

Mike Jackson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer stated, "I thank Jon for his 20 years of exemplary service and leadership at AutoNation.  In addition to serving as the Company's General Counsel for over 17 years, Jon has served on the Executive Committee for over a decade.  He also successfully led AutoNation's Human Resources and Benefits Departments for over 10 years, and most recently led the Company's corporate development team since 2011.  We wish Jon all the best in his future endeavors."

About AutoNation, Inc.
AutoNation, America's largest automotive retailer, through its bold leadership, innovation and its comprehensive brand extensions, is transforming the automotive industry. As of December 31, 2016, AutoNation owned and operated 371 new vehicle franchises from coast to coast. AutoNation has sold over 10 million vehicles, the first automotive retailer to reach this milestone. AutoNation's success is driven by a commitment to delivering a peerless experience through customer-focused sales and service processes. Through its Drive Pink initiative, AutoNation is committed to drive out cancer, create awareness and support critical research. AutoNation continues to be a proud supporter of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and other cancer-related charities.

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