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Sonic Automotive Inc (SAH)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ollen Smith

89 2015 Executive Chairman of the Board

B. Scott Smith

48 2015 Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

David Smith

41 2015 Vice Chairman and Director

Heath Byrd

49 2014 Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Dyke

48 2008 Executive Vice President - Operations

William Belk

66 2002 Lead Independent Director

William Brooks

66 1997 Director

Victor Doolan

75 2005 Independent Director

John Harris

37 2014 Independent Director

Robert Heller

75 2000 Independent Director

R. Eugene Taylor

68 2015 Independent Director

J. Todd Atenhan

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Biographies

Name Description

Ollen Smith

Mr. O. Bruton Smith is Executive Chairman of the Board of Sonic Automotive, Inc. Mr. O. Bruton Smith is the Founder of Sonic and has served as Sonic’s Executive Chairman since July 2015.  Prior to his appointment as Executive Chairman, Mr. Smith had served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since its organization in January 1997.  Mr. Smith has also served as a director of Sonic since its organization in January 1997.  Mr. Smith is also a director of many of Sonic’s subsidiaries.  Mr. Smith has worked in the retail automobile industry since 1966.  Mr. Smith is also the Executive Chairman and a director of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (“SMI”), which is controlled by Mr. Smith and his family.  SMI is a public company whose shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”).  Among other things, SMI owns and operates the following NASCAR racetracks: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Sonoma Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway.  He is also a director of most of SMI’s operating subsidiaries.

B. Scott Smith

Mr. B. Scott Smith has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Sonic Automotive, Inc. He was Chief Strategic Officer of Sonic Automotive Inc. He is the Co-Founder of Sonic. Prior to his appointment as President in March 2007, Mr. Smith served as Sonic’s Vice Chairman and Chief Strategic Officer since October 2002. Mr. Smith was President and Chief Operating Officer of Sonic from April 1997 until October 2002. Mr. Smith has been a Sonic director since its organization in January 1997. Mr. Smith also serves as a director and executive officer of many of Sonic’s subsidiaries. Mr. Smith, who is a son of O. Bruton Smith and the brother of David Bruton Smith, has been an executive officer of Town & Country Ford since 1993, and was a minority owner of both Town & Country Ford and Fort Mill Ford before Sonic’s acquisition of those dealerships in 1997. Mr. Smith became the General Manager of Town & Country Ford in November 1992 where he remained until his appointment as President and Chief Operating Officer of Sonic in April 1997. Mr. Smith has over 24 years of experience in the automobile dealership industry.

David Smith

Mr. David Bruton Smith is Vice Chairman of the Board of Sonic Automotive, Inc. He was Executive Vice President of the Board of Sonic Automotive Inc., effective March 31, 2013. He has served as Executive Vice President and a director of Sonic since October 2008 and has served in Sonic’s organization since 1998. Prior to being named a director and Executive Vice President in 2008, Mr. Smith served as Sonic’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. Mr. Smith served as Sonic’s Vice President of Corporate Strategy from October 2005 to March 2007, and also served prior to that time as Dealer Operator of several Sonic dealerships.

Heath Byrd

Mr. Heath R. Byrd has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Sonic Automotive, Inc. Mr. Byrd was previously a Vice President and Sonic’s Chief Information Officer from December 2007 to March 2013, and has served our organization since 2007. Prior to joining Sonic, Mr. Byrd served in a variety of management positions at HR America, Inc., a workforce management firm that provided customized human resource and workforce development through co-sourcing arrangements, including as a director, as President and Chief Operating Officer and as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer. Prior to HR America, Mr. Byrd served as a Manager in the Management Consulting Division of Ernst & Young LLP.

Jeff Dyke

Mr. Jeff Dyke is Executive Vice President - Operations of Sonic Automotive Inc. From March 2007 to October 2008. From March 2007 to October 2008, Mr. Dyke served as our Division Chief Operating Officer – Southeast Division, where he oversaw retail automotive operations for the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Mr. Dyke first joined Sonic in October 2005 as our Vice President of Retail Strategy, a position that he held until April 2006, when he was promoted to Division Vice President – Eastern Division, a position he held from April 2006 to March 2007. Prior to joining Sonic, Mr. Dyke worked in the automotive retail industry at AutoNation, Inc. from 1996 to 2005, where he held several positions in divisional, regional and dealership management with that company.

William Belk

Mr. William I. Belk is Lead Independent Director of Sonic Automotive Inc. Mr. Belk is currently affiliated with Southeast Investments, NC, Inc., a FINRA member firm headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. Belk’s past professional experience includes serving as a North Carolina District Court Judge, serving as a partner in the investment banking firm Carolina Financial Group, Inc., and serving in the positions of Chairman and director for certain Belk stores, a retail department store chain. Mr. Belk has also previously served as a director of Monroe Hardware Co., Inc., a wholesaler of hardware materials. Mr. Belk has a JD with an LLM — Taxation and a Masters in Business Administration. He is a director of British West Indies Trading Company.

William Brooks

Mr. William R. Brooks is Director of Sonic Automotive, Inc., Mr. Brooks also served as Sonic’s initial Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Vice President and Secretary from January 1997 to April 1997. Since December 1994, Mr. Brooks has been the Vice President, Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer and a director of SMI, became Executive Vice President of SMI in February 2004 and became Vice Chairman in 2008. Mr. Brooks also serves as an executive officer and a director for various operating subsidiaries of SMI. Before the formation of SMI in December 1994, Mr. Brooks was the Vice President of Charlotte Motor Speedway (formerly Lowe’s Motor Speedway) and a Vice President and director of Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Victor Doolan

Mr. Victor H. Doolan is Independent Director of Sonic Automotive Inc. Prior to being appointed as a director, Mr. Doolan served for approximately three years as president of Volvo Cars North America until his retirement in March 2005. Prior to joining Volvo, Mr. Doolan served as the Executive Director of the Premier Automotive Group, the luxury division of Ford Motor Company from July 1999 to June 2002. Mr. Doolan also enjoyed a 23-year career with BMW, culminating with his service as President of BMW of North America from September 1993 to July 1999. Mr. Doolan has worked in the automotive industry for approximately 37 years. Mr. Doolan also served as a director of Blue Fire Ethanol Fuels Inc. until December 2010.

John Harris

Mr. John W. Harris is Independent Director of Sonic Automotive, Inc.

Robert Heller

Mr. H. Robert Heller is Independent Director of Sonic Automotive Inc. Mr. Heller served as a director of FirstAmerica Automotive, Inc. from January 1999 until its acquisition by Sonic in December 1999. Mr. Heller was a director and Executive Vice President of Fair, Isaac and Company from 1994 until 2001, where he was responsible for strategic relationships and marketing. From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Heller was President and Chief Executive Officer of Visa U.S.A. Mr. Heller is a former Governor of the Federal Reserve System, and has had an extensive career in banking, international finance, government service and education. Mr. Heller currently serves as director of Bank of Marin Bancorp, a public company traded on the Nasdaq.

R. Eugene Taylor

Mr. R. Eugene Taylor is Independent director of Sonic Automotive, Inc. Mr. Taylor has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capital Bank Financial Corp. (“CBFC”), a bank holding company, since co-founding CBFC in 2009. Prior to co-founding CBFC, Mr. Taylor spent 38 years at Bank of America Corporation and its predecessor companies, most recently as Vice Chairman of Bank of America and President of Global Corporate & Investment Banking. After retiring from Bank of America, Mr. Taylor served as a Senior Advisor at Fortress Investment Group LLC. Mr. Taylor currently serves on the boards of directors of CBFC an Capital Bank, N.A., CBFC’s operating bank subsidiary (“Capital Bank”). Mr. Taylor was previously a director of Capital Bank Corporation, Green Bank shares, Inc. and TIB Financial Corp., each of which CBFC held controlling interests in prior to their merger into CBFC.

J. Todd Atenhan

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