13D Filing: Bill Gates’ Ownership of Autonation, Inc. (AN) Rises Again

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Bill Gates’ ownership of AutoNation Inc. (NYSE:ANhas risen over the past couple of weeks. Michael Larson‘s Cascade Investment LLC, which manages the investments of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust has filed an updated 13D with the SEC, disclosing that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s billionaire co-founder now has ownership of 20.33 million shares of AutoNation, up from 19.56 million shares owned as of February 5 . You can see the ownership breakdown in the table below.

You can access the original SEC filing by clicking here.

Ownership Summary Table

Name Sole Voting Power Shared Voting Power Sole Dispositive Power Shared Dispositive Power Aggregate Amount Owned Power Percent of Class
Cascade Investment 18,431,162 0 18,431,162 0 18,431,162 17.2%
William H. Gates III 18,431,162 1,898,717 18,431,162 1,898,717 20,329,879 19.0%
Bill Melinda Gates Foundation Trust 0 1,898,717 0 1,898,717 1,898,717 1.8%
Melinda French Gates 0 1,898,717 0 1,898,717 1,898,717 1.8%

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Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No. 14)*



AutoNation, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)


Common Stock, Par Value $0.01

(Title of Class of Securities)



(CUSIP Number)


Mike Rodden, Esq.

Rumei Mistry, Esq.

2365 Carillon Point

Kirkland, WA  98033

(425) 889-7900

(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Persons Authorized to

Receive Notices and Communications)


February 11, 2016

(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)


If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of §§240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box.o


Note: Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed original and five copies of the schedule, including all exhibits. See Rule 13d-7 for other parties to whom copies are to be sent.


* The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting persons initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.


The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be filed for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Act) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).


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