SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 27, 2021
Asbury Automotive Group, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
|(Commission File Number)|| ||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
|2905 Premiere Parkway NW Suite 300|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common stock, $0.01 par value per share||ABG||New York Stock Exchange|
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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 January 27, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (the “Company”), upon the recommendation of the Governance & Nominating Committee, appointed William D. Fay to serve as a member of the Board effective January 28, 2021. The appointment of Mr. Fay will bring the total number of Company Directors to nine, eight of whom are independent. The Board has appointed Mr. Fay to the Audit Committee and the Capital Allocation & Risk Management Committee also effective January 28, 2021.
Mr. Fay will participate in the Company’s non-employee director compensation program, which is described in the Company’s Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on March 19, 2020, as may be amended from time to time by the Board of Directors. Pursuant to the non-employee director compensation program, Mr. Fay will receive a pro-rata grant of restricted shares of common stock of the Company with a value of $125,000 (pro-rated from $135,000) for the equity portion of his compensation on the date immediately following the release of the Company’s fourth quarter earnings results. Mr. Fay also will enter into the Company’s standard indemnification agreement for directors.
A copy of the press release announcing the appointment of Mr. William D. Fay to the Board is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following exhibits are furnished as part of this report.
|Exhibit No.|| ||Description|
| ||Press Release dated February 1, 2021|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)|
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: February 1, 2021||By:||/s/ George A Villasana|
|Name:||George A. Villasana|
|Title:||Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary|