SOURCE: Group 1 Automotive, Inc.

Group 1 Automotive, Inc.

April 13, 2009 08:45 ET

Group 1 Automotive Schedules 2009 First-Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - April 13, 2009) - Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE: GPI), a Fortune 500 automotive retailer, today announced that it will release financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009, on Tuesday, April 28, before market open. Earl J. Hesterberg, Group 1's president and chief executive officer, and the company's senior management team will host a conference call to discuss the results later that morning at 10 a.m. EDT.

The conference call will be simulcast live on the Internet at www.group1auto.com through the Investor Relations section. A replay will be available for 30 days.

The conference call will also be available live by dialing in 10 minutes prior to the start of the call at:

Domestic: 877-681-3376
International: 719-325-4745
Confirmation code: 4131302

A telephonic replay will be available following the call through May 12 by dialing:

Domestic: 888-203-1112
International: 719-457-0820
Confirmation code: 4131302

About Group 1 Automotive Inc.

Group 1 owns and operates 100 automotive dealerships, 133 franchises, and 25 collision service centers in the United States and the United Kingdom that offer 31 brands of automobiles. Through its dealerships, the company sells new and used cars and light trucks; arranges related financing, vehicle service and insurance contracts; provides maintenance and repair services; and sells replacement parts.

Group 1 Automotive can be reached on the Internet at www.group1auto.com.

Contact Information

  • AT GROUP 1:
    President and CEO
    Earl J. Hesterberg
    (713) 647-5700

    Senior Vice President and CFO
    John C. Rickel
    (713) 647-5700

    Manager, Investor Relations
    Kim Paper Canning
    (713) 647-5700

    AT Fleishman-Hillard:
    Investors
    John Roper
    (713) 513-9505

    AT Pierpont Communications:
    Media
    Clint L. Woods
    (713) 627-2223