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AutoNation and the City of Fort Lauderdale Kick Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the unveiling of a nearly 20-foot pink ribbon on Fort Lauderdale Beach

Oct. 03, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced that Mike Jackson, Chairman, CEO and President of AutoNation, and Mayor John P. "Jack" Seiler, Mayor, City of Fort Lauderdale have united in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, by unveiling a giant pink ribbon statue that will remain on Fort Lauderdale Beach throughout the month of October.

Mike Jackson, Chairman, CEO and President of AutoNation is joined by City of Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler and members of the  Police & Fire Departments to unveil a 20 Foot Pink Ribbon on Fort Lauderdale Beach (PRNewsfoto/AutoNation, Inc.)

Through its Drive Pink Initiative, AutoNation has raised more than $11 Million to fund cancer related charities. When the initiative first launched in 2015, Mr. Jackson & Mayor Seiler united to "paint a road" pink as a symbolic gesture of support. Last year, AutoNation took the relationship a step further, by partnering with the City of Fort Lauderdale Fire Department to provide "Real Heroes Drive Pink' Shirts" to all first responders. And this year, the giant ribbon will stand as a visual reminder of the importance of raising awareness and funding for the cause.

Recently, AutoNation was named one of America's top 100 Corporate Citizens by Forbes Magazine and Just Capital due to its commitments to community well-being and its fight against cancer.

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 June 30, 2017, AutoNation owned and operated 364 new vehicle franchises from coast to coast. AutoNation has sold over 11 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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Mike Jackson, Chairman, CEO &  President of AutoNation is joined by City of Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler and Police Chief Rick Maglione to launch Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (PRNewsfoto/AutoNation, Inc.)

Associates Celebrate the Launch of AutoNation’s  Drive Pink  Initiative with the unveiling of a 20 foot ribbon on Fort Lauderdale Beach (PRNewsfoto/AutoNation, Inc.)

Breast Cancer Survivor and AutoNation Associate (second from left)  Karen Gelfer is joined by Marc Cannon, Executive Vice President and Alice and Mike Jackson, Chairman, CEO and President to launch AutoNation’s Drive Pink Initiative in front of a 20 foot pink ribbon. (PRNewsfoto/AutoNation, Inc.)

AutoNation logo (PRNewsFoto/AutoNation, Inc.)

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