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UnitedAuto Announces Quarterly Dividend

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Jan 28, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- UnitedAuto Group, Inc. (NYSE:UAG), a FORTUNE 500 automotive specialty retailer, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share payable on March 1, 2004 to shareholders of record on February 9, 2004.

UnitedAuto, which has pursued a strategy based on internal growth from its existing dealerships, as well as from strategic acquisitions, operates 138 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.

Statements in this press release may involve forward-looking statements, including forward-looking statements regarding UnitedAuto. Actual results may vary materially because of risks and uncertainties, including 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 UnitedAuto's business, markets, conditions and other uncertainties, which could affect UnitedAuto's future performance, which are contained in UnitedAuto's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2002 and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and which are incorporated into this press release by reference. This press release speaks only as of its date, and UnitedAuto disclaims any duty to update the information herein.

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.