HOUSTON, April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE: GPI), a Fortune 500 automotive retailer, today announced that it will release financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012, on Thursday, April 26, before market open. Earl J. Hesterberg, Group 1's president and chief executive officer, and the company's senior management team will host a conference call to discuss the results later that morning at 10 a.m. ET. The conference call will be simulcast live on the Internet at www.group1auto.com, then click on 'Investor Relations' and then 'Events' or through this link: http://www.group1corp.com/news/events.aspx. A replay will be available for 30 days. The conference call will also be available live by dialing in 10 minutes prior to the start of the call at: Domestic: 1.877.317.6789International: 1.412.317.6789Conference ID: 10012655 A telephonic replay will be available following the call through May 11 at 9 a.m. ET by dialing: Domestic: 1.877.344.7529International: 1.412.317.0088Conference ID: 10012655About Group 1 Automotive, Inc.Group 1 owns and operates 112 automotive dealerships, 144 franchises, and 28 collision centers in the United States and the United Kingdom that offer 31 brands of automobiles. Through its dealerships, the company sells new and used cars and light trucks; arranges related vehicle financing, service and insurance contracts; provides automotive maintenance and repair services; and sells vehicle parts. Group 1 Automotive can be reached on the Internet at www.group1auto.com.Investor Contacts:Kim Paper CanningManager, Investor RelationsGroup 1 Automotive, Inc.713-647-5741 | email@example.comMedia Contacts:Pete DeLongchampsV.P. Financial Services and Manufacturer RelationsGroup 1 Automotive, Inc.713-647-5770 | firstname.lastname@example.org Clint WoodsPierpont Communications, Inc.713-627-2223 | email@example.com SOURCE Group 1 Automotive, Inc.