Group 1 Automotive acquires high-volume Toyota dealership in Austin, Texas

HOUSTON, March 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE: PGI) (“Group 1” or the “Company”), a Fortune 300 international automotive retailer with 201 dealerships located in the United States and United Kingdom, today announced the acquisition of Charles Maund Toyota in Austin, TX. The dealership, which will be renamed Toyota from North Austinis ranked in the top 20 nationally for new Toyota vehicle volume and adds to the company’s strong portfolio of 13 franchises in the fast-growing sector Central Texas market area consisting of Austin and San Antonio. This concession should generate $435 million of annual turnover and represents the 16and Toyota store in the company’s US portfolio.

“We are pleased to welcome the Toyota team from North Austin to the Group 1 family. The Austin market paves the way for many large companies that have moved to Texas during the last years. the Austin the metro market grew by over 30% and added over 500,000 residents to become the fastest growing major metropolitan area in the country from 2010 to 2020,” said Earl J. HesterbergChairman and CEO of Group 1.

Hesterberg added: “The combination of the Toyota brand and the Austin represents a positive growth opportunity for Group 1. In addition, our current financial situation allows us to continue to return capital to shareholders, as evidenced by our buyback since the beginning of the year of 390,201 shares at an average price of $177.53for a total of $69.3 millionwhich represents more than 2% of our number of shares outstanding at the beginning of the year. »


Group 1 owns and operates 201 car dealerships, 267 franchisees, and 46 collision centers at United States and the UK this offer 34 automobile brands. Through its dealers, the Company sells new and used cars and light trucks; organizes the financing of related vehicles; sells service 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.
713-647-5759 | [email protected]

Media contacts:
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Group 1 Automotive, Inc.
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