Group 1 Announces Plans to Webcast First-Quarter Earnings Conference Call

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Group 1 Automotive

    HOUSTON, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:   GPI), a
 Fortune 500 company in the automotive retailing industry, today announced it
 plans to conduct a conference call following the release of financial results
 for the first quarter ended March 31, 2001.  The company will release earnings
 before the market opens on Thursday, April 26, 2001.  B.B. Hollingsworth Jr.,
 Group 1's chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Scott L.
 Thompson, senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, will
 host the conference call the same day at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
     The conference call will be simulcast live on the Internet, and can be
 accessed by logging on to www.vcall.com .  A replay will be available at this
 site, as well as on the company's website, www.group1auto.com , for 30 days.
     Group 1 is a leading operator in the automotive retailing industry.  The
 company has revenues of $3.6 billion, and owns 59 dealerships comprised of 101
 franchises, 30 different brands, and 22 collision service centers located in
 Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, New Mexico, Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana and
 Massachusetts.  Through its dealerships and Internet sites, the company sells
 new and used cars and light trucks, provides maintenance and repair services,
 sells replacement parts and arranges related financing, vehicle service and
 insurance contracts.
     For additional information regarding Group 1 Automotive free of charge via
 fax, dial 1-800-PRO-INFO and use the company's stock symbol, "GPI."
     Group 1 Automotive, Inc. can be reached on the Internet at
 www.group1auto.com .
 
 

SOURCE Group 1 Automotive
    HOUSTON, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:   GPI), a
 Fortune 500 company in the automotive retailing industry, today announced it
 plans to conduct a conference call following the release of financial results
 for the first quarter ended March 31, 2001.  The company will release earnings
 before the market opens on Thursday, April 26, 2001.  B.B. Hollingsworth Jr.,
 Group 1's chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Scott L.
 Thompson, senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, will
 host the conference call the same day at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
     The conference call will be simulcast live on the Internet, and can be
 accessed by logging on to www.vcall.com .  A replay will be available at this
 site, as well as on the company's website, www.group1auto.com , for 30 days.
     Group 1 is a leading operator in the automotive retailing industry.  The
 company has revenues of $3.6 billion, and owns 59 dealerships comprised of 101
 franchises, 30 different brands, and 22 collision service centers located in
 Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, New Mexico, Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana and
 Massachusetts.  Through its dealerships and Internet sites, the company sells
 new and used cars and light trucks, provides maintenance and repair services,
 sells replacement parts and arranges related financing, vehicle service and
 insurance contracts.
     For additional information regarding Group 1 Automotive free of charge via
 fax, dial 1-800-PRO-INFO and use the company's stock symbol, "GPI."
     Group 1 Automotive, Inc. can be reached on the Internet at
 www.group1auto.com .
 
 SOURCE  Group 1 Automotive