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

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   December 10, 2012

Group 1 Automotive, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 1-13461 76-0506313
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
800 Gessner, Suite 500, Houston, Texas   77024
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   713-647-5700

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On December 10, 2012, Group 1 Automotive, Inc., a Delaware corporation, announced the acquisition of Rivertown Ford in Columbus, Georgia. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

99.1 Press Release of Group 1 Automotive, Inc., dated as of December 10, 2012.


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.

    Group 1 Automotive, Inc.
December 12, 2012   By:   /s/ Darryl M. Burman
        Name: Darryl M. Burman
        Title: Vice President & General Counsel

Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.   Description

  Press release of Group 1 Automotive, Inc., dated as of December 10, 2012.