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Asbury elects Joel Alsfine, Scott Thompson to board

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Duluth, Ga., USA - January 12, 2015, Duluth, Ga., USA - Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., an automotive retail, announced the election of Joel Alsfine and Scott Thompson to the company's board of directors.

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Mr. Alsfine is a Partner at MSD Capital, L.P., the investment firm formed in 1998 to exclusively manage the capital of Michael Dell and his family, joining the firm in 2002. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Alsfine was Managing Director of TG Capital Corp.

Prior to 2000, he worked with McKinsey & Co. in New York and Fisher Hoffman Stride in Johannesburg, S.A.

Mr. Alsfine received his M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and his Bachelor of Commerce, with Honors in Accounting, from the University of the Witwatersrand (S.A.).

Mr. Thompson held the position of President & Chief Executive Officer of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., from 2008 to 2012 and served as CEO and Chairman until it was purchased by Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ) in 2012.

Prior to joining Dollar Thrifty, Mr. Thompson helped found Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (GPI), a specialty retailer in the automotive retailing industry, where he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from 1996 until 2004.

From 1991 to 1996, he served as Executive Vice President of Operations and Finance for KSA Industries, Inc. Mr. Thompson presently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Houston Wire and Cable Co. and Conn's, Inc.

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