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Schumacher European

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Penske Automotive Group (NYSE: PAG), an international transportation services provider, announced today that it has acquired Schumacher European, LTD., a Mercedes-Benz and Sprinter dealership in Phoenix, Arizona.  This new dealership is located contiguous to the company’s Scottsdale 101 Auto Collection which currently represents fifteen franchises.

“Schumacher European is a well-respected and top performing Mercedes-Benz dealership,” said Penske Automotive Group Chairman Roger S. Penske. “This new dealership expands and enhances our premium/luxury footprint in the Phoenix metropolitan market and further strengthens the company’s overall automotive retail portfolio. We welcome the Schumacher European employees to the Penske Automotive Group team and look forward to working with them to grow the Mercedes-Benz business in this important market area.”

The acquisition is expected to generate estimated annual revenue of approximately $250 million.  The company now operates nine Mercedes-Benz dealerships in the United States.

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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 and Western 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 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
248-648-2810
jcarlson@penskeautomotive.com

Anthony R. Pordon
Executive Vice President – Investor Relations and Corporate Development
248-648-2540
tpordon@penskeautomotive.com

 

View original press release here: http://investors.penskeautomotive.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=82644&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2261145&highlight

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