Group 1 Automotive Acquires RRR Automotive Group

- Expected Annual Revenues of $500 Million
- Increases 2024 Annual Dividend Rate by 4%

HOUSTON, Feb. 12, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE: GPI) ("Group 1" or the "Company"), an international Fortune 300 automotive retailer with 198 dealerships located in the U.S. and U.K., today announced the expansion of its U.S. portfolio in the greater Baltimore/Washington DC market, the sixth largest metropolitan area in the United States. The acquisition includes Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, and Kia new vehicle dealerships; one Toyota Certified pre-owned center; and three collision centers. The group includes the two highest volume Honda dealerships in the state of Maryland. The dealerships are expected to generate over $500 million in annual revenues.

Additionally, Group 1 announced that its board of directors has approved an increase in the 2024 annual dividend rate to $1.88 per share. This represents an increase of 4%, or $0.08, from the 2023 annual dividend rate of $1.80 per share. Consistent with this increase, a $0.47 dividend per share will be payable on March 15, 2024, to stockholders of record as of March 1, 2024.

Consistent with its strategy to focus on larger, higher performing dealerships, the Company also disposed of 10 franchises and a collision center in Beaumont, Texas during the first quarter of 2024.

Group 1's President and CEO Daryl Kenningham stated, "We are thrilled to grow our business in the greater Washington, DC area, one of the largest automotive markets in the country. These dealerships are some of the best brands in our portfolio and we are very proud to grow our relationship with Toyota, Honda, Kia, and Hyundai. As reflected in our history of successful integration of acquisitions, we work toward integrating these businesses into our company as quickly as possible. We believe, given our proven operational and acquisition integration track record, that this acquisition presents an opportunity to further drive profitable growth for our stockholders."

Group 1 owns and operates 198 automotive dealerships, 262 franchises, and 43 collision centers in the United States and the United Kingdom that offer 35 brands of automobiles. Through its dealerships and omni-channel platform, the Company sells new and used cars and light trucks; arranges related vehicle financing; sells service and insurance contracts; provides automotive maintenance and repair services; and sells vehicle parts.

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Investor contacts:
Terry Bratton
Manager, Investor Relations
Group 1 Automotive, Inc.

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