Friday, December 28, 2007

Sonic hires Wesley Pandoff as Corporate Controller

Sonic Automotive Announces Hiring of Corporate Controller
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE: SAH), a leader in automotive retailing, announced today that Wesley Pandoff has joined the Company as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller.

Prior to joining Sonic, Mr. Pandoff was with the Greenbriar Equity Group as CFO of its Commercial Truck investment group. Prior to that, he held a variety of senior finance positions at AutoNation and Ford Motor Company.

Commenting on Mr. Pandoff's new position, Mr. David Cosper, the Company's Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer said, "We are pleased that Wes has chosen to join Sonic and lead our field financial activities. Wes has a rare blend of retail automotive and large corporate finance experience. He is an exceptional leader and will help us drive operational and profit improvements across Sonic."

About Sonic Automotive

Sonic Automotive, Inc., a Fortune 300 company based in Charlotte, N.C., is one of the largest automotive retailers in the United States operating 174 franchises and 36 collision repair centers. Sonic can be reached on the Web at

SOURCE Sonic Automotive, Inc.

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