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AutoNation Opens Ninth AutoNation USA Store, Second in Phoenix Market

Nov. 16, 2021
Harnessing brand power and coast-to-coast coverage, AutoNation USA continues delivering choice and hassle-free buying experience to Customers for pre-owned vehicles

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on its commitment to a superior Customer experience and consumer choice for pre-owned vehicles, AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) today announced the opening of AutoNation USA Phoenix Avondale, its second pre-owned vehicle store in the Phoenix market and the fourth new AutoNation USA store to open in 2021.

With currently nine AutoNation USA stores in the nation, America's largest and most admired automotive retailer is on track to have more than 130 AutoNation USA stores in operation from coast to coast by the end of 2026, including plans for one more store in 2021 and 12 additional locations in 2022.

"Strong consumer demand for pre-owned vehicles creates an ideal environment for AutoNation USA to highlight our distinctive Customer-centric experience and our coast-to-coast network of stores, which give Customers a choice when they are shopping for vehicles," said Steve Kwak, AutoNation USA President. "The opening of our ninth AutoNation USA store and our plan to have 130 stores open by the end of 2026 underscores our nationwide commitment to the pre-owned vehicle market."

AutoNation USA's Customer-focused program known as 1Price Pre-Owned makes buying a pre-owned vehicle easy, with competitive, haggle-free pricing. Additionally, the company's We'll Buy Your Car program offers Customers a competitive cash offer to sell their vehicles directly to AutoNation and get paid the same day, with no purchase necessary.

"We look forward to welcoming Avondale Customers and are excited to introduce them to our easy-to-use digital tools that help them save time by searching our extensive pre-owned car inventory online to find the car they're looking for at a guaranteed low price," said Matt Brown, AutoNation Market President. "In addition to creating 26 new jobs in the local market, we are committed to serving our community through AutoNation's Drive Pink initiative, which partners locally with Phoenix Children's Hospital and has raised more than $28 million in the fight against cancer nationwide."

The AutoNation USA Phoenix Avondale store is located at 10601 West Papago Freeway, Avondale, Arizona, 85323. Store hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 9 pm, and 10 am to 6 pm Sunday. The store can be reached at (602) 794-1700 or online at AutoNationUSA.com.

In addition to the two AutoNation USA stores in the Phoenix market, AutoNation has 14 locations in Arizona.

About AutoNation, Inc.   
AutoNation, America's largest and most admired automotive retailer, is transforming the automotive industry through its bold leadership, innovation, and comprehensive brand extensions. As of September 30, 2021, AutoNation owned and operated over 300 locations from coast to coast. AutoNation has sold over 13 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. Since 2013, AutoNation has raised over $28 million to drive out cancer, create awareness, and support critical research through its DRIVE PINK initiative, which was officially branded in 2015.

Please visit www.autonation.cominvestors.autonation.com, and www.twitter.com/AutoNation, where AutoNation discloses additional information about the company, its business, and its results of operations. Please also visit www.autonationdrive.com, AutoNation's automotive blog, for information regarding the AutoNation community, the automotive industry, and current automotive news and trends.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
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