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Sonic Automotive amends payment date for previously declared quarterly dividend

Sonic Automotive announced that its board has approved an amendment to the payment date for the company's quarterly dividend in the amount of 2.5c per share payable in cash for stockholders of record on December 14, which dividend was previously announced by the company on October 23. The dividend will now be payable on December 21, rather than the previously announced payment date of January 15, 2013. No changes have been made to the record date, December 14, or amount of this previously declared quarterly cash dividend.