AutoNation, Inc.

AutoNation, Inc.

AutoNation, Inc.

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200 SW 1st Avenue,Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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Company Description

AutoNation, Inc. engages in the provision of automotive products and services. It operates through the following segments: Domestic, Import, Premium Luxury, and Corporate & Other. The Domestic segment comprises retail automotive franchises that sell new vehicles manufactured by General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. The Import segment includes retail automotive franchises that sell new vehicles manufactured primarily by Toyota, Honda, and Nissan. The Premium Luxury segment consists of retail automotive franchises that sell new vehicles manufactured primarily by Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, and Lexus. The Corporate & Other segment involves in the collision centres, auction operations and stand-alone used vehicle sales and service centres. The company was founded by Steven Richard Berrard and Harry Wayne Huizenga Sr. in 1991 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Executive Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer

President & Chief Operating Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Corporate Development

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Western Region President

Eastern Region President

President, Eastern Region

Executive Vice President & Chief Customer Experience Officer

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Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer at Park Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Loews Corp.

President, Chief Executive Officer & Vice Chairman at Bright Health, Inc.

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at University of Miami

Managing Partner, International at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Director, Van Eck Associates Corporation at Van Eck Associates Corp.

Professional at Great Point Capital, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer, Celebrity Cruises at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

President, Eastern Region at AutoNation, Inc.

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Cascade Investment invests primarily in fixed-income securities. The firm employs a macroeconomic approach that focuses on interest and inflation rates, market trends and sector growth rates. They utilize a value-oriented equity investment approach that focuses on investments in stocks that are undervalued and under-followed as the result of negative trends in the market. The firm may short position and invests in commodities and private equity.

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Arlington Value Capital (AVC), on behalf of the Ranger Funds, actively evaluates, purchases and trades securities of publicly traded companies that they believe are undervalued and/or represent and opportunity for long-term growth. AVC has full discretionary control for all purchases and sales of securities made by the Ranger Funds. AVC primarily invests in equity securities but may also purchase other types of investments for the Ranger Funds which are consistent with the funds' investment objectives.

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ESL’s overall investment philosophy is value-driven and based on disciplined, extensive fundamental analysis and field research. They look for good companies, with strong fundamentals, selling at attractive prices. The firm primarily invests with a bottom-up perspective, focusing on the individual company business model rather than making a sector or industry bet. With their long-term capital and investment perspective, ESL has less of a focus on short-term market-driven price performance and has the ability to support strategies that increase the value of company shares over a longer time horizon. This approach allows them to pursue those companies that may temporarily fall out-of-favor with the broad investor universe but where long-term value can be realized. ESL’s investment strategy is not intended to generate absolute returns, but is instead intended to exceed the performance of the broad US stock market over a minimum five-year horizon.

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AutoNation, Inc., AN Imports of Ft. Lauderdale, Inc. purchase Alpine Jaguar LLC

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AutoNation, Inc. purchases Westmont Body Werks, Inc.

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AutoNation, Inc. purchases BMW of Vista

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Transaction Advisors

Advised onAutoNation, Inc. purchases National Car Rental System, Inc.

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Advised onAutoNation, Inc. purchases AutoNation USA

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Advised onAutoWeb, Inc. purchases AutoUSA, Inc. from AutoNation, Inc.

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Advised onAutoWeb, Inc. purchases AutoUSA, Inc. from AutoNation, Inc.

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Partner at Jones Day

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Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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Partner at Akerman LLP


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Awards & Honors
Rank #136
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #136
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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