Penske Automotive Expands Presence in Italy

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: PAG), an international transportation services company, today announced that it has expanded its presence in northern Italy with the acquisition of six franchises (Porsche [3], Audi, Land Rover and Volvo).   The franchises are located in the strategic northern Italian market area of Bologna.

The acquired dealerships are expected to generate approximately $200 million in revenue on an annualized basis and provide PAG with the opportunity to be the largest dealer for the BMW, Audi and Porsche brands in Italy.  Commenting on the acquisition, Penske Automotive Group President Robert H. Kurnick, Jr. said, “The addition of these franchises doubles the size of our business in Italy while providing the opportunity to significantly leverage our scale in the northern Italian marketplace.”

Caution Concerning Forward Looking Statements
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About Penske Automotive
Penske Automotive Group, Inc., (NYSE: PAG) headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is an international transportation services company that operates automotive and commercial truck dealerships principally in the United States, Canada andWestern Europe, and distributes commercial vehicles, diesel engines, gas engines, power systems and related parts and services principally in Australia and New Zealand.  PAG employs more than 23,000 people worldwide and is a member of the Fortune 500 and Russell 2000.  For additional information, visit the company’s website at www.penskeautomotive.com.