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

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): January 31, 2023

Penske Automotive Group, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware      1-12297      22-3086739
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission (I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
2555 Telegraph Road,
 Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Voting Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share PAG New York Stock Exchange

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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On January 31, 2023, we amended and restated our revolving credit agreement among our subsidiaries in the U.K. (the “U.K. subsidiaries”) and National Westminster Bank Plc and BMW Financial Services (GB) Limited (“BMW Financial”) (the “U.K. credit agreement”) principally to expand the facility from £150.0 million to £200.0 million, extend the term to January 2027 (with an option to extend the term to January 2028 as described below), and provide additional flexibility with respect to certain operating covenants noted below.

As amended, the U.K. credit agreement provides up to a £200.0 million revolving line of credit to be used for working capital, acquisitions, capital expenditures, investments and general corporate purposes. The revolving loans bear interest between defined Sterling Overnight Index Average (“SONIA”) plus 1.10% and defined SONIA plus 2.10%. In addition, the U.K. credit agreement includes a £100.0 million “accordion” feature which allows the U.K. subsidiaries to request up to an additional £100.0 million of facility capacity, subject to certain limitations. The lenders may agree to provide additional capacity, and, if not, the U.K. subsidiaries may add an additional lender, if available, to the facility to provide such additional capacity. The U.K. subsidiaries may request an extension of the term of the U.K. credit agreement by an additional year by providing notice beginning in December 2023, with the effectiveness of such extension subject to lender approval.

The U.K. credit agreement is fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a joint and several basis by our U.K. subsidiaries, and contains a number of significant covenants that, among other things, limit the ability of our U.K. subsidiaries to pay dividends, dispose of assets, incur additional indebtedness, repay other indebtedness, create liens on assets, make investments or acquisitions and engage in mergers or consolidations. In addition, our U.K. subsidiaries are required to comply with defined ratios and tests, including: a ratio of earnings before interest, taxes, amortization, and rental payments (“EBITAR”) to interest plus rental payments, a measurement of maximum capital expenditures, and a debt to EBITDA ratio. A breach of these requirements would give rise to certain remedies under the U.K. credit agreement, the most severe of which is the termination of the agreement and acceleration of any amounts owed.

The U.K. credit agreement also contains typical events of default, including change of control and non-payment of obligations and cross-defaults to other material indebtedness of our U.K. subsidiaries. Substantially all of our U.K. subsidiaries’ assets are subject to security interests granted to the lenders under the U.K. credit agreement.

We purchase motor vehicles from affiliates of BMW Financial, a lender under the U.K. credit agreement, for sale at certain of our dealerships and BMW Financial and its affiliates also provide us and certain of our dealerships with mortgage, “floor-plan” and consumer financing.

The foregoing description of the U.K. credit agreement is qualified in its entirety by references to the U.K. credit agreement, a copy of which is filed as an exhibit and incorporated by reference herein.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit Index


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.

     Penske Automotive Group, Inc.
February 3, 2023
/s/ Shane M. Spradlin
Name: Shane M. Spradlin
Title: Executive Vice President

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