FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * BURDICK RICK L 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol AUTONATION, INC. [ AN ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)__X__ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
200 SW 1ST AVE, SUITE 1600
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
5/10/2021
(Street)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share  5/10/2021    M    5000  A $35.99  59301  D   
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share  5/10/2021    M    5000  A $34.09  64301  D   
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share  5/10/2021    M    5000  A $35  69301  D   
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share  5/10/2021    M    5000  A $41.16  74301  D   
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share  5/10/2021    M    5000  A $38.63  79301  D   
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share  5/10/2021    S    14453  D $105.6854 (1) 64848  D   
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share  5/10/2021    S    6811  D $105.9998 (2) 58037  D   

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Option (right to buy)  $35.99  5/10/2021    M        5000   12/1/2011  12/1/2021  Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share  5000.0  $0  0  D   
Stock Option (right to buy)  $34.09  5/10/2021    M        5000    (3) 3/1/2022  Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share  5000.0  $0  0  D   
Stock Option (right to buy)  $35.0  5/10/2021    M        5000    (3) 3/1/2022  Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share  5000.0  $0  0  D   
Stock Option (right to buy)  $41.16  5/10/2021    M        5000    (3) 3/1/2022  Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share  5000.0  $0  0  D   
Stock Option (right to buy)  $38.63  5/10/2021    M        5000    (3) 3/1/2022  Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share  5000.0  $0  0  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  This transaction was executed in multiple trades at prices ranging from $104.99 to $105.96. The price reported above reflects the weighted average sale price. The reporting person hereby undertakes to provide upon request to the SEC staff, the issuer or a security holder of the issuer full information regarding the number of shares and prices at which the transactions were effected.
(2)  This transaction was executed in multiple trades at prices ranging from $105.99 to $106. The price reported above reflects the weighted average sale price. The reporting person hereby undertakes to provide upon request to the SEC staff, the issuer or a security holder of the issuer full information regarding the number of shares and prices at which the transactions were effected.
(3)  The option became exercisable in 25% annual increments on each of the first four anniversaries of June 1, 2012.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
BURDICK RICK L
200 SW 1ST AVE
SUITE 1600
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301
X



Signatures
/s/ C. Coleman Edmunds, Attorney-in-Fact 5/12/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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