BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: PAG), an international transportation services company, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a cash dividend of $0.18 per share for the fourth quarter of 2013. The dividend is payable on March 3, 2014, to shareholders of record on February 10, 2014.
Penske Automotive Group President Robert H. Kurnick, Jr., said, "Our Board of Directors is pleased to offer our shareholders a 5.9% increase in the quarterly dividend to $0.18. The increase in the dividend reflects the confidence we have in the strength of the automotive retail market and our ability to continue growing our overall business."
About Penske Automotive
Penske Automotive Group, Inc., (NYSE: PAG) headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is an international transportation services company, operating retail automotive dealerships, Hertz car rental franchises and commercial vehicle distribution. The company currently operates principally in the United States, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, employs approximately 17,800 people worldwide and is a member of the Fortune 500 and Russell 2000. For additional information, visit the company's website at www.penskeautomotive.com.
Caution Concerning Forward Looking Statements
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