|Issuer:||SONIC AUTOMOTIVE INC (SAH)|
|Original Submission Date:|
C/O SONIC AUTOMOTIVE, INC.
4401 COLWICK ROAD CHARLOTTE, NC 28211
|Title of Security||Transaction Date||2a. Deemed Execution Date||Transaction Code||Shares||Acquired or Disposed||Price per share||5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction||6. Ownership Form Direct or Indirect||Nature of Indirect Ownership|
|CLASS A COMMON STOCK||2019-09-10||S||25,000||d||$30.00||1,290,003||direct|
|Title of Derivative Security||Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security||Transaction Date||Deemed Execution Date||Transaction Code||Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)||Date Exercisable||Expiration Date||Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security||Price of Derivative Security||Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)||Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)||Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership|
|f1||shares sold pursuant to pre-established 10b5-1 trading plan.|