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Stockholder Meeting Notice 1234 5678 9012 345 Important AutoNation, Notice Inc Regarding . Stockholder the Availability Meeting to be of Proxy Held on Materials May 5, 2010 for the

Under new Securities and Exchange Commission rules, you are receiving this notice that the proxy materials for the AutoNation, Inc. annual stockholders’ meeting are available on the Internet. Follow the instructions below to view the materials and vote online or request a copy. The items to be voted on and location of the annual meeting are on the reverse side. Your vote is important!

This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. The proxy statement and annual report to stockholders are available at:

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When you go online to view materials, you can also vote your shares.

??Step 1: Go to to view the materials. Step 2: Click on Cast Your Vote or Request Materials.

Step 3: Follow the instructions on the screen to log in.

Step 4: Make your selection as instructed on each screen to select delivery preferences and vote.

When you go online, you can also help the environment by consenting to receive electronic delivery of future materials.

Obtaining a Copy of the Proxy Materials – If you want to receive a paper or e-mail copy of these documents, you must request one. There is no charge to you for requesting a copy. To facilitate timely delivery prior to the meeting, please make your request for a copy as instructed on the reverse side on or before April 23, 2010.




Stockholder Meeting Notice & Admission Ticket

AutoNation, Inc. Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held on May 5, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

Proposals to be voted on at the meeting are listed below along with the Board of Directors’ recommendations. The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR the following proposals:

1. Election of Directors. Nominees: Mike Jackson Robert J. Brown Rick L. Burdick William C. Crowley David B. Edelson Robert R. Grusky Michael Larson Michael E. Maroone Carlos A. Migoya

2. Ratification of the selection of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2010.

The Board of Directors recommends that you vote AGAINST the following proposals:

3. Adoption of stockholder proposal regarding special meetings.

4. Adoption of stockholder proposal regarding an independent Board chairman.

PLEASE NOTE – YOU CANNOT VOTE BY RETURNING THIS NOTICE. To vote your shares you must vote online or request a paper copy of the proxy materials to receive a proxy card. If you wish to attend and vote at the meeting, please bring this notice with you.

Directions to the AutoNation, Inc. 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Location: AutoNation Headquarters, 200 SW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

From Interstate 95 (I-95): Take I-95 (North or South) to Broward Blvd Exit. Head East on Broward Blvd until SW 1st Ave (also referred to as Brickell Ave). Turn right onto SW 1st Ave, and then turn left onto SW JN_(jk_8m\ 2nd Street. The entrance to the parking garage is located on the right side of SW 2nd Street.

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Paper copies: Current and future paper delivery requests can be submitted via the telephone, Internet or email options below. E-mail copies: Current and future email delivery requests must be submitted via the Internet following the instructions below. If you request an email copy of current materials you will receive an email with a link to the materials.

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To facilitate timely delivery, prior to the meeting, all requests for a paper copy of the proxy materials must be received by April 23, 2010.