Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934




Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):

April 24, 2019


Penske Automotive Group, Inc.


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)












(State or other jurisdiction




(I.R.S. Employer

of incorporation)


File Number)


Identification No.)






2555 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills,





(Address of principal executive offices)




(Zip Code)






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Not Applicable



Former name or former address, if changed since last report







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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.


The following information is furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 “Regulation FD Disclosure.”


We hold a 28.9% ownership interest in Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P. (“PTL”), a leading provider of transportation and supply chain services. PTL is capable of meeting customers’ needs across the supply chain with a broad product offering that includes full-service truck leasing, truck rental and contract maintenance, along with logistics services such as dedicated contract carriage, distribution center management, transportation management, lead logistics provider and dry van truckload carrier services. PTL is owned 41.1% by Penske Corporation, 28.9% by us, and 30.0% by Mitsui & Co., Ltd. We account for our investment in PTL under the equity method, and we therefore record our share of PTL’s earnings on our statements of income under the caption “Equity in earnings of affiliates,” which also includes the results of our other equity method investments.

On April 24, 2019, PTL announced that it intends to undertake a debt financing and has provided to its potential investors that, while it is in the process of finalizing its results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, it estimates that consolidated net earnings for that period will be approximately $89 million (of which approximately $25.8 million would be recorded as earnings with respect to our 28.9% ownership interest). These results include the favorable affirmation of PTL’s position in a litigation matter of $11 million.

The preliminary PTL financial data for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 included in this Item 7.01 has been prepared by, and is the responsibility of, PTL.  PTL’s closing process for the period has not yet been completed. The preliminary PTL financial data presented above is therefore a preliminary estimate and is subject to change.  Actual results could differ materially.














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.








Penske Automotive Group, Inc.




April 24, 2019



/s/ Shane M. Spradlin




Name: Shane M. Spradlin




Title: Executive Vice President