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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 8-K/A
 CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date Of Report (Date Of Earliest Event Reported) December 14, 2020
  AutoNation, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware 1-13107 73-1105145
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 (Commission     
File Number)     
 (IRS Employer
Identification No.)
200 SW 1st Ave
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code (954769-6000
 
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
 
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.01 per shareANNew York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
 
Emerging growth company 
 
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EXPLANATORY NOTE
AutoNation, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), is filing this Form 8-K/A as an amendment to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on December 15, 2020 (the “Original Filing”) solely to include Cover Page Interactive Date File, which was inadvertently omitted in the Original Filing. No other changes have been made to the Original Filing.
Item 5.02Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On December 14, 2020, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of AutoNation, Inc. (the “Company”) increased the size of the Board to 10 directors and appointed Norman K. Jenkins as a member of the Board, effective immediately. The Board determined that Mr. Jenkins qualifies as independent under the director independence standards set forth in the Company’s Corporate Governance Guidelines and the applicable listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange.
Mr. Jenkins will participate in the Company’s non-employee director compensation program, pursuant to which he will receive an annual Board retainer of $50,000 for service on the Board. For 2020, the Board retainer will be prorated based on time served during the year. Mr. Jenkins will also be entitled to receive expense reimbursement in connection with meeting attendance. As a non-employee director, he will be eligible to receive equity awards in the future under the AutoNation, Inc. 2014 Non-Employee Director Equity Plan. Mr. Jenkins has not been appointed to any committees of the Board at this time.
Item 7.01Regulation FD Disclosure
On December 15, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing Mr. Jenkins’s appointment as a member of the Board. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
The information furnished pursuant to this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities under that Section and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing of the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)
99.1
104Cover Page Interactive Data File - the cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.



SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 AUTONATION, INC.
Date:
December 15, 2020
 By: /s/ C. Coleman Edmunds
  C. Coleman Edmunds
  Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary