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Sonic Automotive Acquires Audi Owings Mills in Maryland

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(Sonic Automotive)-- Sonic Automotive, Inc. (“Sonic'' or the “Company”) (NYSE:SAH), a Fortune 500 Company and one of the nation’s largest automotive retailers, today announced it has acquired Audi Owings Mills. This transaction marks Sonic’s 8th Audi franchise and 112th franchised dealership overall.

Located in Owings Mills, Maryland, the dealership serves residents of the greater Baltimore area and surrounding regions with a wide selection of new and pre-owned Audi vehicles and manufacturer-authorized parts and service.

“With the acquisition of Audi Owings Mills coming on the heels of our acquisition of Volkswagen of Fallston last year, we look forward to continuing to serve guests in the Baltimore metropolitan market and beyond with our world class guest experience, quality vehicles, and competitive pricing,” said David Smith, CEO of Sonic Automotive.

“We are excited to once again expand our national franchise sales and service network,” said Jeff Dyke, President of Sonic Automotive. “The acquisition of Audi Owings Mills allows us to continue delivering on the Audi brand promise and provide our guests with even more choices in the Maryland market.”

About Sonic Automotive

Sonic Automotive, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Charlotte, North Carolina, is on a quest to become the most valuable automotive retailer and service brand in America. Our Company culture thrives on creating, innovating, and providing industry-leading guest experiences, driven by strategic investments in technology, teammates, and ideas that ultimately fulfill ownership dreams, enrich lives, and deliver happiness to our guests and teammates. As one of the largest automotive retailers in America, we are committed to delivering on this goal while pursuing expansive growth and taking progressive measures to be the leader in this category. Our new platforms, programs, and people are set to drive the next generation of automotive experiences.

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