Group 1 Automotive acquires BMW/MINI franchises in the UK

Bring earned income to $740 million YTD

HOUSTON, September 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Group 1 Automotive, Inc. ( New York stock market : GPI) (“Group 1” or the “Company”), a Fortune 300 international automotive retailer with 205 dealerships located in the United States and United Kingdom, today announced the expansion of its UK operations with the acquisition of a BMW/MINI dealership and a collision center in the city of Southend located east of London in the county of Essex. This location is contiguous to several other existing car dealerships currently owned and operated by Group 1 Automotive in the UK and brings the company’s UK operations to 56 dealerships (79 franchises). This acquisition should generate $80 million in annual revenue, bringing the total revenue acquired since the beginning of the year for Group 1 to $740 million.

Group Managing Director 1 Count Hesterberg said: “We are extremely pleased to further expand our UK operations and increase our BMW/MINI footprint to 43 franchises across the US and UK. Our strong relationship with BMW and our experience in this market area make it an ideal complement to our growing business in the UK.”

Group 1 owns and operates 205 car dealerships, 275 franchisees, and 48 collision centers at United States and the UK this offer 35 automobile brands. Through its dealerships and omnichannel platform, the Company sells new and used cars and light trucks; organizes the financing of related vehicles; sells service and insurance contracts; provides automotive maintenance and repair services; and sells vehicle parts.

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Investor contacts:
Jason Babbitt
Vice President, Treasurer
Group 1 Automotive, Inc.
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Media contacts:
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