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SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date Of Report (Date Of Earliest Event Reported) March 8, 2010
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On March 8, 2010, Kim C. Goodman, a member of the Board of Directors (the Board) of AutoNation, Inc. (the Company), informed the Company that, in light of her promotion and the associated responsibilities at American Express Company (American Express), she will not stand for re-election at the Companys 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the Annual Meeting), which is scheduled to be held on May 5, 2010. Effective as of March 15, 2010, Ms. Goodman will be serving as President, Merchant Services Americas at American Express. She will continue to serve as a Board and Audit Committee member of the Company until the date of the Annual Meeting. On March 11, 2010, the Board nominated the other nine persons that are currently serving as Board members of the Company to stand for election by stockholders for a new term at the Annual Meeting.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: March 12, 2010
|Jonathan P. Ferrando|
|Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|