Penske Automotive Announces Agreement to Acquire Kansas City Freightliner

5 March 2021

Penske Automotive Group, Inc., a diversified international transportation services company, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Kansas City Freightliner ("KCFL"), a retailer of medium and heavy-duty commercial trucks.  The KCFL acquisition is expected to generate $450 million in annualized revenue, building further scale within the Company's wholly-owned Premier Truck Group subsidiary.

Premier Truck Group ("PTG") currently operates twenty-five North American commercial truck dealerships located in Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Georgia, Utah, Idaho and Ontario, Canada which generate over $2 billion in annual revenue.  KCFL will add five full-service dealerships, four parts and service centers, and two collision centers located in Kansas and Missouri to its existing operations.  Commenting on the acquisition, PTG President Richard Shearing said, "We are thrilled to welcome Kansas City Freightliner to Premier Truck Group.  With its contiguous operating area to existing Premier Truck Group markets, KCFL is a natural extension of our existing business as we can offer an expanded service area to both our customer base and KCFL's existing customers.  Upon completion of this transaction, our PTG business is expected to generate nearly 20,000 new and used unit sales annually and is expected to generate annual revenue of approximately $2.5 billion."

Closing of the transaction is expected during the second quarter of 2021 and is subject to customary closing conditions.

About Penske Automotive

Penske Automotive Group, Inc., headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is an international transportation services company that operates automotive and commercial truck dealerships principally in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Western Europe and distributes commercial vehicles, diesel engines, gas engines, power systems, and related parts and services principally in Australia and New Zealand. PAG is a member of the Fortune 500 and Russell 1000 and 3000 indexes and is ranked among the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune Magazine. For additional information, visit the company's website at

About Premier Truck Group

Premier Truck Group, located in Dallas, Texas, provides customers with a premium selection of new Freightliner and Western Star commercial vehicles. Additionally, Premier Truck Group also offers a large selection of used truck and offers full-service parts and service operations conveniently open extended hours, with some open 24 hours every day.  

Caution Concerning Forward Looking Statements

Statements in this press release may involve forward-looking statements, including forward-looking statements regarding Penske Automotive Group, Inc.'s growth plans and completion of the acquisition.  Actual results may vary materially because of risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. These risks and uncertainties include, among others: the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, the duration, severity and resolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, government mandated restrictions on our business in light of COVID-19 or otherwise, economic conditions generally, conditions in the credit markets, changes in interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates, changes in tariff rates, new rules in place after the recent Brexit accord between the European Union and the U.K. could slow parts originating in the U.K. or Europe for distribution to our dealerships, adverse conditions affecting a particular manufacturer, including the adverse impact to the vehicle and parts supply chain due to limited vehicle availability due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the shortage of automotive semiconductor chips, natural disasters, recall or other disruptions that interrupt the supply of vehicles or parts to us, changes in consumer credit availability, the outcome of legal and administrative matters, and other factors over which management has limited control. These forward-looking statements should be evaluated together with additional information about Penske Automotive Group's business, markets, conditions, and other uncertainties, which could affect Penske Automotive Group's future performance. These risks and uncertainties are addressed in Penske Automotive Group's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). This press release speaks only as of its date, and Penske Automotive Group disclaims any duty to update the information herein.

Inquiries should contact:

J.D. Carlson                                            Anthony R. Pordon
Executive Vice President and                   Executive Vice President Investor Relations
Chief Financial Officer                              and Corporate Development
Penske Automotive Group, Inc.                 Penske Automotive Group, Inc.
248-648-2810                                          248-648-2540
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