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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):   January 22, 2013

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 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On January 22, 2013, Group 1 Automotive, Inc., a Delaware corporation, announced its plans to conduct a conference call following the release of financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2012. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated in this Item 7.01 by reference.

As provided in General Instruction B.2. of Form 8-K, the information in the press release attached as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference in this Item 7.01 shall not be deemed to be "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), nor shall such information be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

99.1 Press release of Group 1 Automotive, Inc., dated as of January 22, 2013.


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.
January 23, 2013   By:   /s/ Darryl M. Burman
        Name: Darryl M. Burman
        Title: Vice President

Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.   Description

  Press release of Group 1 Automotive, Inc., dated as of January 22, 2013.