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UnitedAuto Elects William Lovejoy to Board of Directors
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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Mar 16, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- UnitedAuto Group, Inc. (NYSE:UAG), a Fortune 500 automotive specialty retailer, today announced that William J. Lovejoy has been elected to its Board of Directors. With this additional appointment, the Company now has thirteen directors.

Roger S. Penske, Chairman of UnitedAuto commented, "We are looking forward to the benefit of Bill's over forty years of automotive industry experience. His unique insights into many aspects of our business will provide our shareholders with a valuable contributor in the boardroom."

Mr. Lovejoy served as Group Vice President, North American Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing for General Motors Corporation until his retirement in 2003. From 1992 until 2000, Mr. Lovejoy served as Vice President and General Manager of General Motors Service and Parts Operation. From 1962 until 1992, Mr. Lovejoy served in various capacities for General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC) and ultimately President of GMAC in 1990.

About UnitedAuto

UnitedAuto, which has pursued a strategy based on internal growth from its existing dealerships, as well as from strategic acquisitions, operates 137 franchises in the United States and 83 franchises internationally, primarily in the United Kingdom. UnitedAuto dealerships sell new and used vehicles, and market a complete line of after-market automotive products and services.

SOURCE: UnitedAuto Group, Inc.

CONTACT:          UnitedAuto Group, Inc.
                  Finance
                  Jim Davidson
                  201-325-3303
                  jdavidson@unitedauto.com
                  or
                  Investor Relations
                  Tony Pordon
                  248-648-2540
                  tony.pordon@unitedauto.com

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SOURCE: UnitedAuto Group, Inc.