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UnitedAuto Announces New Area Vice President
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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 9, 2004--UnitedAuto Group, Inc. (NYSE:UAG), a FORTUNE 500 automotive specialty retailer, is pleased to announce the appointment of Russell R. Hill, Jr. as UnitedAuto Group's Area Vice President in northern California. Russ joins UnitedAuto after a career spanning 33 years in the car business with Audi and Volkswagen of America where he served as national sales director for Audi of America, Inc.

Russ will have primary responsibility to pursue, develop, integrate and oversee the northern California market area for UnitedAuto, reporting directly to George Brochick, UAG's Executive Vice President of Western Operations.

Commenting on the appointment, Chairman Roger Penske said, "Russ' broad-based automotive experience uniquely qualifies him to lead our business in northern California. We are delighted that Russ accepted the invitation to join our team after a distinguished career at a premier automotive manufacturer. His diverse background and leadership will be instrumental to our management team as we look to develop this important new market."

About UnitedAuto

UnitedAuto, which has pursued a strategy based on internal growth from its existing dealerships, as well as from strategic acquisitions, operates 139 franchises in the United States and 98 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.


    CONTACT: UnitedAuto Group, Inc.
             Jim Davidson, 201-325-3303
             jdavidson@unitedauto.com
             or
             Tony Pordon, 248-648-2540
             tpordon@unitedauto.com

    SOURCE: UnitedAuto Group, Inc.