These excerpts taken from the AN 10-K filed Feb 17, 2009.
CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO
18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,
AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002
In connection with the Annual Report on Form 10-K of AutoNation, Inc. (the Company) for the year ended December 31, 2008, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Report), I, Michael J. Jackson, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, hereby certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that, to the best of my knowledge:
(1) the Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended; and
(2) the information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.
/s/ Michael J. Jackson
Michael J. Jackson
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
February 16, 2009