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SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
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October 10, 2019
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On October 10, 2019, Mr. Sean Goodman, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (the "Company") provided notice of his intention to resign from the Company effective November 15, 2019, to accept the position of Chief Financial Officer of another publicly-traded company outside of the auto retail industry. The Company has commenced a national search for the Chief Financial Officer position.
On October 11, 2019, Mr. William Stax, Vice President, Corporate Controller & Chief Accounting Officer (“CAO”) of the Company, was appointed to serve as Interim Principal Financial Officer of the Company effective November 16, 2019. Mr. Stax will continue to serve as Vice President, Corporate Controller & CAO during his tenure as Interim Principal Financial Officer.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following exhibits are furnished as part of this report.
Press Release, dated October 11, 2019.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
ASBURY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP, INC.
Date: October 11, 2019
/s/ George A Villasana
George A. Villasana
Senior Vice President and General Counsel & Secretary