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 * Hammer John C 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol KAR Auction Services, Inc. [ KAR ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
CCO of KAR, President of ADESA
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
C/O KAR AUCTION SERVICES, INC., 11299 NORTH ILLINOIS STREET
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
3/4/2021
(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

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
Employee Stock Option (right to buy)  $13.81  3/4/2021    A     39526       (1) 3/4/2031  Common Stock  39526.0  $0  39526  D   
Employee Stock Option (right to buy)  $13.81  3/4/2021    A     158103       (2) 3/4/2031  Common Stock  158103.0  $0  158103  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  These options were granted on March 4, 2021 and will vest and become exercisable in equal installments on each of the first four anniversaries of the grant date, subject to continued employment through such vesting date.
(2)  These options were granted on March 4, 2021 and will become eligible to vest and become exercisable in equal 25% increments, each upon the later of the occurrence of the first four anniversaries of the grant date, respectively, and the attainment of the closing price of the Company's common stock at or above, for each respective 25% increment, $18.81, $23.81, $28.81, and $33.81, for twenty consecutive trading days, subject to continued employment through such vesting date.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Hammer John C
C/O KAR AUCTION SERVICES, INC.
11299 NORTH ILLINOIS STREET
CARMEL, IN 46032


CCO of KAR, President of ADESA

Signatures
Charles S. Coleman, as Attorney In Fact 3/8/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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