FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation (NYSE: AN), America's largest auto retailer, announced today that nine of its stores have been named in Automotive News' top 100 list of "Best Dealerships to Work For." For the second year in a row, AutoNation has more locations on the list than any other dealership group in the country, including two stores in the top 10: AutoNation Honda South in Corpus Christi, TX, which was ranked 5 th nationally, and AutoNation Hyundai at the Mall of Georgia in Buford, GA, which ranked 10 th. It was also the second year in a row that AutoNation's MINI of Stevens Creek in Santa Clara, CA appeared on the list.
The designation is awarded through a survey process administered by Best Companies Group, an independent third party, which closely investigates dealership operations from the perspective of those who work there. Selection criteria include working conditions, benefits, professional development opportunities and work-life balance.
"We're very pleased to be recognized for our efforts at making our stores as rewarding, enriching, and welcoming for our associates as possible," said Mike Jackson, AutoNation's Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. "Our goal is to provide the members of our team an environment that encourages them to be their best – not only does it make for great customer service and outstanding performance, it also promotes a degree of longevity and loyalty that strengthens our organization for the long run."The other AutoNation locations making the list were AutoNation Chevrolet in Amarillo, TX, AutoNation Honda Thornton Road in Lithia Springs, GA, AutoNation Acura Gulf Freeway in League City, TX , Newport Auto Center in Newport Beach, CA, AutoNation Chevrolet Cadillac in Amarillo, TX and Valencia BMW in Valencia, CA. For more information about the awards and the process through which they're granted, visit www.bestdealershipstoworkfor.com. To shop any AutoNation retail location for a vehicle or find a store nearby, visit www.AutoNation.com. Investors and those seeking more information about the company should visit investors.autonation.com. About AutoNation, Inc. AutoNation is transforming the automotive retail industry through bold leadership. We deliver a superior automotive retail experience through our customer-focused sales and service processes. Owning and operating 266 new vehicle franchises, which sell 32 brands across 15 states, AutoNation is America's largest automotive retailer, with state-of-the-art operations and the ability to leverage economies of scale that benefit the customer. As an indication of our leadership position in our industry, AutoNation is a component of the S&P 500 Index. AutoNation is driven to be the best-run, most profitable automotive retailer.