FORM 4
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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 * Kestner Michael T. 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol KAR Auction Services, Inc. [ KAR ] 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)
11299 NORTH ILLINOIS STREET
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
10/3/2019
(Street)
CARMEL, IN 46032
(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                 5922  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
Phantom Stock   (1)                  (2)(3)  (3) Common Stock  29640.903    29640.903  D   
Phantom Stock   (1) 10/3/2019    A     248.849       (3)  (3) Common Stock  248.849  $23.57  1478.7798 (4) D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  The phantom stock will convert into shares of KAR common stock on a one-for-one basis.
(2)  Represents director fees deferred in the reporting person's account in the KAR Auction Services, Inc. Directors Deferred Compensation Plan. 4,251.884 shares of phantom stock vest on June 4, 2020, and are subject to forfeiture until vested. All other shares of phantom stock are vested.
(3)  The reporting person will receive shares of KAR common stock, on a one-for-one basis, at a future date(s) specified by him subject to the terms and conditions of the KAR Auction Services, Inc. Directors Deferred Compensation Plan.
(4)  Reflects the reinvestment of dividend equivalents in additional shares of phantom stock pursuant to the KAR Auction Services, Inc. Directors Deferred Compensation Plan, of which all shares except 34.275 shares are vested. The 34.275 shares vest on June 4, 2020 and are subject to forfeiture until vested.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Kestner Michael T.
11299 NORTH ILLINOIS STREET
CARMEL, IN 46032
X



Signatures
Rebecca C. Polak as Attorney In Fact 10/7/2019
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

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