BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 29, 2008--Penske
Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: PAG), an international automotive
retailer, announced today that its President, Roger S. Penske, Jr., is
stepping down from his position, effective March 31, 2008. Mr. Penske,
Jr. will be relocating to California where he will acquire four
dealerships from privately held Penske Motor Group.
Further, the company's Board of Directors today appointed Robert
H. Kurnick, Jr. as the company's President, effective March 31, 2008.
Mr. Kurnick has served in various capacities with the company since
1999 and most recently as the company's Vice Chairman of the Board.
Finally, Penske Automotive Group is pleased to announce that
Bernie Wolfe is promoted to the position of Executive Vice President
of Penske Automotive Group's Eastern Region, effective March 31, 2008.
Mr. Wolfe has served in various capacities with Penske Automotive
Group since 1999 after a 25 year career with Toyota Motors USA. He
most recently served as the Area Vice President responsible for the
company's Southern California businesses. Mr. Wolfe will relocate to
the Bloomfield Hills, Michigan office.
About Penske Automotive
Penske Automotive Group, Inc., headquartered in Bloomfield Hills,
Michigan, operates 315 retail automotive franchises, representing 40
different brands, and 27 collision repair centers. Penske Automotive,
which sells new and previously owned vehicles, finance and insurance
products and replacement parts, and offers maintenance and repair
services on all brands it represents, has 170 franchises in 18 states
and Puerto Rico and 145 franchises located outside the United States,
primarily in the United Kingdom. Penske Automotive is a member of the
Fortune 500 and Russell 1000 and has approximately 16,000 employees.
Statements in this press release may involve forward-looking
statements, including forward-looking statements regarding Penske
Automotive Group, Inc.'s future dealership sales and acquisitions.
Actual results may vary materially because of risks and uncertainties,
including satisfaction of closing conditions and external factors such
as interest rate fluctuations, changes in consumer spending and other
factors over which management has no control. These forward-looking
statements should be evaluated together with additional information
about Penske Automotive's business, markets, conditions and other
uncertainties which could affect Penske Automotive's future
performance. These risks and uncertainties are addressed in Penske
Automotive's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007, and its
other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").
This press release speaks only as of its date, and Penske Automotive
disclaims any duty to update the information herein.
CONTACT: Penske Automotive Group
Anthony R. Pordon, 248-648-2540
Senior Vice President
Bob O'Shaughnessy, 248-648-2800
Chief Financial Officer
SOURCE: Penske Automotive Group, Inc.