BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 13, 2006--United
Auto Group, Inc. (NYSE: UAG) today announced that Samuel X. DiFeo, its
President and Chief Operating Officer is retiring from his position
and taking on the responsibility of assisting with certain of our
international operations. Mr. DiFeo will be based in Florida as he
assumes his new responsibilities. Chairman and CEO Roger Penske noted,
"Sam DiFeo has played an instrumental role in the growth of
UnitedAuto. We thank Sam for his years of service and are pleased to
receive his continuing support and efforts."
In addition, Robert H. Kurnick, Jr., previously the Company's
Executive Vice President, has been appointed to the post of Vice
Chairman. Penske commented, "Rob has been a key member of our
management group since our original investment in 1999, and we look
forward to the benefits of his continued insight in this new role."
Mr. Kurnick also has been nominated as a director of UnitedAuto,
subject to election at the Company's annual shareholders meeting in
United Auto Group, Inc., headquartered in Bloomfield Hills,
Michigan, operates 294 retail automotive franchises, representing 40
different brands, and 27 collision repair centers. UnitedAuto, 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 171 franchises in 19 states
and Puerto Rico and 123 franchises located internationally, primarily
in the United Kingdom. UnitedAuto is a member of the Fortune 500 and
Russell 2000 and has approximately 13,900 employees.
CONTACT: United Auto Group
Jim Davidson, 201-325-3303
Tony Pordon, 248-648-2540
SOURCE: United Auto Group, Inc.