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Sonic Automotive, Inc. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., October 28, 2008: Sonic Automotive, Inc., a leader in automotive retailing, today announced that its Board of Directors approved a quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share payable in cash for shareholders of record on December 15, 2008. The dividend will be payable January 15, 2009.

Sonic Automotive, Inc., a Fortune 300 company based in Charlotte, N.C., is one of the largest automotive retailers in the United States operating 169 franchises. Sonic can be reached on the web at SONIC AUTOMOTIVE.