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Paralyzed Veterans of America’s 12th annual Mission: ABLE Awards

PVA Awards 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – On September 19, 2017, Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) welcomed approximately 480 esteemed guests to its 12th annual Mission: ABLE Awards. The event achieved record attendance and included guests from all over the nation, including distinguished service members, veterans, friends and supporters of Paralyzed Veterans to honor its 2017 Mission: ABLE Award recipients. Presiding over the ceremonies was former Under Secretary of the Army, the Honorable Patrick Murphy, along with Dr. David Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, who gave the evening’s keynote address.

From Left to Right: Noah Currier, David Zurfluh, Albert F Kovach Jr and Anthony Pordon, Executive Vice President Investor Relations and Corporate Development accepting Penske Automotive Group’s award for ‘The Achieve: ABLE Award’.

“I am honored to join Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Mission: ABLE Awards in recognizing and celebrating the immense power of partnership and collaboration. The entire Paralyzed Veterans of America leadership team and their staff are fighting hard for Veterans every day. They are always there when veterans are in need, and they are always by VA’s side, guiding us toward the right decisions for veterans with spinal cord injury or disease. We couldn’t ask for a better partner,” Shulkin said in his remarks.

The annual awards raised a record $750,000 from corporate supporters in advance of the event. These funds will benefit Paralyzed Veterans’ programs and services, including benefits and employment assistance, and rehabilitative sports opportunities, all of which are provided free to veterans.

“We celebrate this year’s honorees and thank them and all of our supporters for their investment in and commitment to Paralyzed Veterans of America’s mission to ensure veterans have access to the jobs, care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve,” said David Zurfluh, National President of Paralyzed Veterans. “Their active and continued partnership is critical to the continued success we have advocating on behalf of our nation’s veterans.”

The Mission: ABLE Awards honor those individuals and organizations who have dedicated themselves to creating an America where our nation’s disabled heroes are able to fully live the lives they deserve and access what they need most: Health Care, Benefits and Jobs.

The 2017 Mission: ABLE Awards Category Winners
The Mission: ABLE Awards that are given on this special evening are in recognition of a continued commitment to our paralyzed veterans and their families and include the following:
The Achieve: ABLE Award
Honoring Penske Automotive Group
For leadership and financial support of Paralyzed Veterans’ mission to ensure disabled veterans have access to Care, Jobs and Benefits
The Employ: ABLE Award
Honoring the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF)
For leadership to end veterans unemployment
The Sustain: ABLE Award
Honoring Altria
For leadership and financial support of Paralyzed Veterans’ mission and Paralyzed Veterans’ programs and services
The Humanitarian Award
Honoring Rich Brooks
For outstanding contributions to support disabled veterans

Event Sponsors: Special thanks and recognition was given to the following partners of the 2017 Mission: ABLE Awards who helped make the evening possible with their continued support of Paralyzed Veterans’ mission.

Presenting Sponsor: Leidos

Platinum Sponsors: Penske Automotive Group and Penske Truck Leasing

Gold Sponsors: Technatomy, USAA, Microsoft and YRCI

Silver Sponsors: Booz Allen Hamilton, UPS, Express Scripts, ByLight, Highmark, and Target MarkeTeam

Bronze Sponsors: ACET, Altria, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Cerner, CGI Federal, Cushman & Wakefield, Deltek, Favor TechConsulting, LLC, Halfaker and Associates, LLC, HUB Labels, Humana Military, IVMF, Liberty IT Solutions, PMX Agency, Redfield Direct LLC / Southwest Caging, TriWest Healthcare Alliance, United Healthcare Military & Veterans, and Walgreens;

Patron Sponsors: AbleVets, Allergan, Alliance Labs/Summit Pharmaceuticals, B3 Group, Biogen, CA Technologies, Celgene, Cognosante, Concept Plus, LLC, DeGasperis Family Foundation, Disabled American Veterans, GetWell Network, GovernmentCIO, Insignia Technology Services, KForce Government Solutions, Inc., MainStreet Bank, National Government Services (ANTHEM), Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, Pro-Sphere Tek, Planned Systems International, Shipcom Wireless, Smith & Nephew, and VetsEZ

To obtain photos from the event visit: https://www.flickr.com/paralyzedveterans.
To learn more about the Mission: ABLE Awards: click here

This original article was posted here.

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Fuel Your Summer Adventure Giveaway

Fuel Your Summer Adventure

The kids are excited, you’ve got the car all packed for your family summer vacation, but wouldn’t it be nice if someone helped cover the gas for your trip?

Good news!  You can win a $500 gas card thanks to Penske Automotive Group‘s “Fuel Your Summer Adventure” Giveaway on Instagram!

For your chance to win you’ll need to:

  1. Follow our Instagram page: instagram.com/penskecars/ (@penskecars)
  2. Comment “#FuelMySummerAdventure” on the “Fuel Your Summer Adventure” giveaway post.

You have until June 30, 2017 to enter to win!  Winners will be announced on the Penske Automotive Group Instagram page on July 6, 2017.


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Penske Automotive Group Donates More Than $1 Million to Paralyzed Veterans of America

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WASHINGTON 3/16/17 —Today Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) announced that Penske Automotive Group donated more than $1 million last year to the organization through its “Service Matters” campaign. In the past two years, Paralyzed Veterans’ corporate partner Penske Automotive Group has raised more than $2 million for Paralyzed Veterans programs and services.

Rob Kurnick, President of Penske Automotive Group and Tom Wheaton, National Treasurer of Paralyzed Veterans of America.
Robert H. Kurnick, Jr., Penske Automotive Group President and Tom Wheaton, National Treasurer of Paralyzed Veterans of America.

The campaign allows customers to make a donation when they have had their vehicles serviced at a Penske Automotive Group Dealership. All funds go toward supporting Paralyzed Veterans’ programs and services, such as benefits assistance, employment counseling and adaptive sports programs—all of which are provided free-of-charge to veterans and their families.

“Penske Automotive Group continues to amaze us with their ongoing support and efforts around the Penske Automotive Group ‘Service Matters’ campaign,” said Tom Wheaton, paralyzed Navy veteran and National Treasurer of Paralyzed Veterans, who celebrated the milestone at a recent event. “This significant contribution will allow us to continue to serve our nation’s veterans, and to ensure those veterans have access to programs and services to help them recover and rebuild their lives after serious injuries. We are beyond grateful for this partnership and truly appreciate their long-term commitment to veterans.”

Throughout 2016, Penske Automotive Group’s dealerships invited customers to donate a $1 or more toward its “Service Matters” campaign when customers serviced their vehicle at any Penske Automotive Group dealership. To multiply the impact of customers’ contributions, Penske then matched each donation—up to a total contribution of $500,000.

“It was an honor for Penske Automotive Group to be part of this fundraising effort in 2016,” said Robert H. Kurnick Jr., Penske Automotive Group President. “We thank our associates and our customers for their continued support of the ‘Service Matters’ campaign and for embracing the admirable work performed by the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

“We are thrilled to extend our partnership with the Paralyzed Veterans of America for the third consecutive year and look forward to continuing our work together to help make a difference in the lives of our American heroes,” Kurnick said.

To learn more about the “Service Matters” campaign, please contact a Penske Automotive Group dealership or visit the Paralyzed Veterans/Penske Automotive “Service Matters” page.

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, Western Europe and Canada, 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 24,000 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.

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Penske Automotive Acquires Jaguar and Land Rover Dealerships in Paramus, New Jersey

Jaguar Land Rover Paramus

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI March 7, 2017 – Penske Automotive Group (NYSE:PAG), an international transportation services provider, announced today that it has expanded its presence in the United States with the acquisition of the Jaguar and Land Rover dealerships in Paramus, New Jersey, from the Prestige Family of Fine Cars. The acquisition is expected to generate estimated annual revenue of approximately $215 million.

Commenting on the acquisition, Company President Robert H. Kurnick, Jr., said, “We are pleased with the opportunity to add the Jaguar and Land Rover dealerships in Paramus to the Penske Automotive footprint. These new dealerships enhance the company’s existing portfolio and bring additional scale in the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area to our business. We welcome the employees to the Penske Automotive Group team and look forward to working with them to grow the Jaguar and Land Rover businesses in this important market area.”

The company now operates five Jaguar/Land Rover dealerships in the United States.

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Statements in this press release may involve forward-looking statements, including forward-looking statements regarding Penske Automotive Group, Inc.’s future sales and earnings potential. Actual results may vary materially because of risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. These risks and uncertainties include, among others: fulfillment of closing conditions, economic conditions generally, conditions in the credit markets and changes in interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates, adverse conditions affecting a particular manufacturer, including the adverse impact to the vehicle and parts supply chain due to natural disasters, recalls or other disruptions that interrupt the supply of vehicles or parts to us, changes in consumer credit availability, the outcome of legal and administrative matters, and other factors over which management has limited 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, 2016, 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.

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, Western Europe and Canada, 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 24,000 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.

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Inquiries should contact:
J. D. Carlson
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
Penske Automotive Group, Inc.
248-648-2810
jcarlson@penskeautomotive.com

Anthony R. Pordon
Executive Vice President Investor Relations
and Corporate Development
Penske Automotive Group, Inc.
248-648-2540
tpordon@penskeautomotive.com

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Penske Automotive Completes Acquisition of U.K.-Based CarShop

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Scalable, Stand-alone Used Car Centers to Expand PAG’s U.K. Operations
Expected Accretion of $0.07 to $0.09 per Share

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich.Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Penske Automotive Group (NYSE: PAG), an international transportation services provider and a leading retailer of prestige vehicles in the U.K., announced today that it has completed the acquisition of CarShop, one of the U.K.’s leading retailers of used vehicles.  CarShop retails high-quality used vehicles at fixed retail prices as part of a transparent customer buying experience.

CarShop has been in operation since 1999 and has five large-scale retail locations operating in Cardiff, Swindon, Northampton, Norwichand Doncaster, plus a 15-acre vehicle preparation center in Leighton Buzzard.  CarShop has received numerous awards, including being named U.K. Car Supermarket of the year for two years in a row.

CarShop is expected to generate estimated annualized revenue of approximately $340 million with accretion estimated to be $0.07 to $0.09 per share on an annualized basis.

Commenting on the transaction, Penske Automotive Group Chairman Roger S. Penske said, “The acquisition of CarShop complements our existing core auto retail business and furthers our diversification strategy within the transportation services industry.”  Penske continued, “The CarShop acquisition along with the acquisition of CarSense in the United States strengthens our position in our core markets and provides scalable future growth opportunities.”

Darren Edwards, CEO of Penske Automotive Group’s U.K. operations said, “We are delighted to welcome the CarShop team to Penske Automotive Group and look forward to the opportunities this will provide to expand and diversify our business in this sector of the market.”

Caution Concerning Forward Looking Statements

Statements in this press release may involve forward-looking statements regarding Penske Automotive Group, Inc.’s future sales and earnings potential.  Actual results may vary materially because of risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict.  These risks and uncertainties include, among others: fulfillment of closing conditions, economic conditions generally, conditions in the credit markets and changes in interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates, adverse conditions affecting a particular manufacturer, including the adverse impact to the vehicle and parts supply chain due to natural disasters, recalls or other disruptions that interrupt the supply of vehicles or parts to us, changes in consumer credit availability, the outcome of legal and administrative matters, and other factors over which management has limited 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, 2015, 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.

 

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, Western Europe and Canada, 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 24,000 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.

 

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Penske Automotive Group Goes Pink for Cancer Awareness

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Whether it’s a member of your family or a friend, most of us know someone who has battled breast cancer. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Penske Automotive Group dealerships supported and particpated in several “pink” fundraising and awareness initiatives throughout October.

BMW of Warwick donated $50 for every vehicle sold in October in support of the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
BMW of Warwick

BMW of Warwick donated $50 to the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Research Foundation for each vehicle purchased during the month of October! Chevrolet of Turnersville provided customers with special tote bags containing all sorts of pink Chevy swag with the purchase of a new vehicle. Other dealerships offered special vehicle pricing and gifts for customers to help join the fight and spread awareness.

Toyota of Phrarr offers vehicle discounts in support of breast cancer.In Texas, Toyota of Pharr provided special pricing on the 2016 Toyota Corolla and Camry, and guests of the Royal Palm Auto Mall, in Florida, enjoyed Pink Ribbon pricing all month long.

Several employees also donated to this great cause, including General Manager, Chuck Caruso, who donated to Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk on behalf of Capitol Honda. Several of the employes at Capitol Honda are shown in the photo participating in the walk.

Employees of Capitol Honda participating in local breast cancer walk.
Capitol Honda

Penske Automotive Group was delighted to see so many of its dealerships take part in supporting such an important cause. Together, we can make strides towards eradicating this awful disease that touches the lives of so many.

Lexus San Diego
Lexus San Diego

Lexus San Diego also was a sponsor of the local Susan G. Komen breast cancer walk called, Pink da Point this year.

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Penske Automotive Group at the 2016 National Veterans Wheelchair Games

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Penske Automotive Group recently attended the 2016 National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. Veterans from all over the world compete for gold!

While at the games, we had the opportunity to meet one of the veterans, and executive director for Paralyzed Veterans of America, Sherman Gillums, Jr. to find out what has inspired him since his injury in 2004.

“Coming to the games was the life changing moment for me. It was the first time I was around hundreds of people just like me. The energy and rush of adrenaline of competing gave me the motivation to go back to school, go back to work and most importantly have fun.

It’s natural after a catastrophic injury to experience a period of depression. When you are [at the wheelchair games], it changes your perspective. The nurses and therapists try to keep you motivated but it isn’t the same as being with nearly six hundred other veterans facing the same challenges you are. There is no greater motivation than that.”

“In fact,” laughed Gillums, “At the games, the ‘walkers’ are the minority!”

Hearing his story and then talking with several other veterans at the games, we heard how much Gillums has helped them. He is truly paying it forward.

He is appreciative of all of the support from Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) and everyone who donates and supports through their partner program.

Last year Penske Automotive Group dealerships raised $913,000 in support of Paralyzed Veterans, and we are hoping to exceed that total this year! In support of the campaign throughout 2016, Penske Automotive Group is matching each donation – up to $500,000. As of July 2016, with the Penske Automotive Group match, $668,000 has been raised toward the campaign! Thank you to everyone that has donated!

Donations can be made at any Penske Automotive Group dealership. Click here to find the dealership closest to you or you can also donate by clicking here.

 

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2017 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport brings American fury to Geneva

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