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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Jackson

67 2015 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Cheryl Miller

43 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

William Berman

49 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Jonathan Ferrando

50 2011 Executive Vice President - General Counsel, Corporate Development and Human Resources

Donna Parlapiano

51 2015 Senior Vice President - Franchise Operations and Corporate Real Estate

Michael Larson

56 2014 Lead Independent Director

Rick Burdick

64 1991 Independent Director

Tomago Collins

44 2014 Independent Director

David Edelson

56 2008 Independent Director

Karen Francis

53 2016 Independent Director

Robert Grusky

58 2006 Independent Director

Kaveh Khosrowshahi

48 2015 Independent Director

G. Mike Mikan

44 2013 Independent Director

Alison Rosenthal

39 2011 Independent Director

Robert Quartaro

2014 Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Jackson

Mr. Michael J. Jackson is the Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. From October 1998 until September 1999, Mr. Jackson served as Chief Executive Officer of Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, a North American operating unit of DaimlerChrysler AG, a multinational automotive manufacturing company. From April 1997 until September 1999, Mr. Jackson also served as President of Mercedes-Benz USA. From July 1990 until March 1997, Mr. Jackson served in various capacities at Mercedes-Benz USA, including as Executive Vice President immediately prior to his appointment as President of Mercedes-Benz USA. Mr. Jackson was also the managing partner from March 1979 to July 1990 of Euro Motorcars of Bethesda, Maryland, a regional group that owned and operated eleven automotive dealership franchises, including Mercedes-Benz and other brands of automobiles. In January 2014, Mr. Jackson was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, after previously serving on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Miami Branch. For 2015 and 2016, he was appointed as the Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Cheryl Miller

Ms. Cheryl Miller is the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Prior thereto, Ms. Miller was appointed Interim Chief Financial Officer in January 2014, and she served as Treasurer, Vice President Investor Relations, a role she assumed in April 2010. From May 2009 to March 2010, Ms. Miller served as the Company’s Vice President, Treasurer. From November 2006 until April 2009, she served as Vice President, Treasurer of JM Family Enterprises, Inc., a diversified automotive company.

William Berman

Mr. William R. Berman is the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Since 1999, Mr. Berman has served in various leadership roles within the Company, including as Senior Vice President, Sales from October 2014 until February 2015, and as President of the Company’s Western Region, with responsibility for stores located in California, Washington, Nevada, and Arizona, from October 2008 through September 2014.

Jonathan Ferrando

Mr. Jonathan P. Ferrando is the Executive Vice President - General Counsel, Corporate Development and Human Resources of the Company. Prior thereto, he served as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from March 2005 until March 2011, and as the Company’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from January 2000 until March 2005. In addition to his role as General Counsel, Mr. Ferrando assumed responsibility for our human resources and labor relations functions in September 2004, and he assumed responsibility for our corporate development function in March 2011. Mr. Ferrando joined our Company in July 1996 and served in various capacities within our Company, including as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of our Automotive Retail Group from March 1998 until January 2000. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Ferrando was a corporate attorney with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom from 1991 until 1996.

Donna Parlapiano

Ms. Donna L Parlapiano is Senior Vice President - Franchise Operations and Corporate Real Estate of the Company. In this role, Ms. Parlapiano is responsible for our franchise operations, real estate development, construction projects, and facilities maintenance. From November 2006 until January 2015, she served as our Senior Vice President, Franchise Operations, and in February 2015, she assumed responsibility for our corporate real estate function. Prior to joining AutoNation in 1998, Ms. Parlapiano held finance, marketing, and strategic management positions with Ford Motor Company.

Michael Larson

Mr. Michael Larson is the Lead Independent Director of AutoNation, Inc. Mr. Larson serves as chief investment officer for William H. Gates III, a position he has held since 1994. He is responsible for Mr. Gates’ non-Microsoft investments as well as the investments of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust. He serves as a director of Republic Services, Inc., Ecolab Inc., and Fomento Economico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V. In addition, he is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of two funds within the Western Asset Management fund complex. From April 2009 through December 2014, he served as a director of Grupo Televisa, S.A.B.

Rick Burdick

Mr. Rick L. Burdick is an Independent Director of AutoNation, Inc. Since 1988, Mr. Burdick has been a partner in Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P., a global full service law firm. Mr. Burdick is managing partner (international) and chair of the global energy practice of the firm. He also serves as Lead Director of CBIZ, Inc. (formerly, Century Business Services, Inc.), a provider of outsourced business services to small and medium-sized companies in the United States. Mr. Burdick’s experience as a senior partner at a large law firm advising large companies on a broad range of corporate transactions and on securities law and corporate governance matters led the Board to conclude that he should serve as one of our directors.

Tomago Collins

Mr. Tomago Collins is an Independent Director of AutoNation, Inc. Since July 2012, Mr. Collins has served as Vice President, Communications of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (“Kroenke”), which owns and operates a multi-billion dollar portfolio of real estate, sports franchises, and cable networks. Mr. Collins has served in various positions at Kroenke since August 2003, including as Vice President, Media from November 2010 until July 2012 and as Vice President, Media & Player Development from October 2008 until November 2010. Mr. Collins serves as a director of Republic Services, Inc. Mr. Collins’ business development, strategic planning, and public affairs experience, as well as his public company board experience, led the Board to conclude that he should serve as one of our directors.

David Edelson

Mr. David B. Edelson is an Independent Director of AutoNation, Inc. Mr. Edelson is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Loews Corporation, a diversified holding company with subsidiaries in the property-casualty insurance, offshore drilling, natural gas transmission and storage, and lodging industries. He joined Loews as a Senior Vice President in May 2005 and became its Chief Financial Officer in May 2014. Prior to joining Loews, Mr. Edelson was Executive Vice President & Corporate Treasurer of JPMorgan Chase & Co. He was named Corporate Treasurer in April 2001 and promoted to Executive Vice President in February 2003. Mr. Edelson spent the first 15 years of his career as an investment banker, first with Goldman, Sachs & Co. and subsequently with JPMorgan Chase & Co. From February 2007 until June 2011, he served as a director of CNA Surety Corporation, and from January 2009 until June 2011, as Chairman of the Board of CNA Surety Corporation. Mr. Edelson’s experience as a senior executive officer of a large holding company owning a wide range of businesses, as well as his prior experience as an investment banker and corporate treasurer, led the Board to conclude that he should serve as one of our directors.

Karen Francis

Ms. Karen C. Francis is the Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Francis is Executive Chairman of AcademixDirect, Inc., a technology marketing company serving the education industry. Ms. Francis served as Executive Chairman and CEO of AcademixDirect, Inc. from 2009 to 2014. From 2004 to 2007, Ms. Francis was Chairman and CEO of Publicis & Hal Riney, an advertising agency based in San Francisco. From 2001 to 2002, she served as Vice President of Ford Motor Company, where she was responsible for global technology strategies, customer relationship management, global export operations, and Ford Direct, the company’s online sales initiative structured as a joint venture with Ford dealers. From 1996 to 2000, Ms. Francis held several positions with General Motors, including serving as Regional Manager of the Chevrolet division responsible for all dealer operations in eleven states, as well as General Manager of the Oldsmobile division overseeing dealership operations nationwide. Ms. Francis also serves as a director of The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. Ms. Francis’ leadership, marketing, technology, and automotive experience and her prior public company board experience led the Board to conclude that she should serve as one of our directors.

Robert Grusky

Mr. Robert R. Grusky is an Independent Director of AutoNation, Inc. In 2000, Mr. Grusky founded Hope Capital Management, LLC, an investment management firm for which he serves as Managing Member. He co-founded New Mountain Capital, LLC, a private equity and public equity investment management firm, in 2000 and was a Principal, Managing Director and Member of New Mountain Capital from 2000 to 2005 and has been a Senior Advisor since then. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Grusky served as President of RSL Investments Corporation, the primary investment vehicle for the Hon. Ronald S. Lauder. Prior thereto, Mr. Grusky served in a variety of capacities at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in its Mergers & Acquisitions Department and Principal Investment Area. Mr. Grusky is a director of Strayer Education, Inc., an education services company. From August 2008 until December 2012, he served as a director of AutoZone, Inc. Mr. Grusky’s board experience and experience in investment management, private equity, and investment banking led the Board to conclude that he should serve as one of our directors.

Kaveh Khosrowshahi

Mr. Kaveh A. Khosrowshahi is Independent Director of AutoNation, Inc. Since 2002, Mr. Khosrowshahi has served as a Partner and Managing Director of Allen & Company LLC, an investment bank, and as co-head of Allen & Company LLC’s Capital Markets Group. Mr. Khosrowshahi’s investment and finance experience led the Board to conclude that he should serve as one of our directors.

G. Mike Mikan

Mr. G. Mike Mikan is an Independent Director of AutoNation, Inc. Mr. Mikan has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SHOT-ROCK CAPITAL, LLC, a private investment capital group, since January 2015. From January 2013 until December 2014, he served as President of ESL Investments, Inc. Mr. Mikan served as the Interim Chief Executive Officer of Best Buy Co., Inc. from April 2012 until September 2012. From November 1998 through February 2012, he served in various executive positions at UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (“UnitedHealth”), including as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of UnitedHealth from November 2006 until January 2011. From June 2011 until February 2012, he served as Executive Vice President of UnitedHealth and provided transitional duties for his role as Chief Executive Officer of UnitedHealth’s Optum subsidiary, a diversified health services business, which he was appointed to in January 2011. Mr. Mikan serves as a director of Princeton Private Investment Fund. He served as a director of Best Buy from April 2008 until December 2012.

Alison Rosenthal

Ms. Alison H. Rosenthal is an Independent Director of AutoNation, Inc. Since September 2014, she has served as Vice President Strategic Partnerships at Wealthfront, Inc., an automated investment service. From July 2013 until August 2014, Ms. Rosenthal served as Chief Operating Officer of MessageMe, a company that developed and offered a multimedia messaging application for mobile devices. She served as Executive in Residence at Greylock Partners, a leading venture capital firm, from December 2011 until July 2013. From February 2006 until January 2011, Ms. Rosenthal led various initiatives in the Business Development Department at Facebook, Inc., where she served as Senior Manager from February 2006 until July 2008 and as Head of the Global Operator Program, Mobile from July 2008 until January 2011. Ms. Rosenthal served as an associate at General Atlantic Partners, LLC, a global private equity fund focused on IT, from February 2001 until June 2003 and as an analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co. from July 1998 until July 2000.

Robert Quartaro