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PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date Of Report (Date Of Earliest Event Reported) January 31, 2017
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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 January 31, 2017, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of AutoNation, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed William R. Berman, age 50, as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Prior to his appointment as President of the Company, Mr. Berman served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, a position he assumed in February 2015. 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. As of January 31, 2017, Mike Jackson will no longer serve as President but will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
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.
February 1, 2017
/s/ Jonathan P. Ferrando
Jonathan P. Ferrando
Executive Vice President - General Counsel, Corporate Development and Human Resources