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KAR Auction Services Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results and Dividend Increase to 0.25 per Common Share

November 5, 2013

For Immediate Release
Jonathan Peisner
Treasurer and Vice President Investor Relations
(317) 249-4390
jonathan.peisner@karauctionservices.com

KAR Auction Services, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results and Dividend Increase to $0.25 per Common Share

Carmel, IN, November 5, 2013 — KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR), today reported its third quarter financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2013.  For the third quarter of 2013, the company reported revenue of $533.7 million as compared with revenue of $474.9 million for the third quarter of 2012, an increase of 12%. Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 increased 11% to $130.6 million, as compared with Adjusted EBITDA of $117.3 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. Net income for the third quarter of 2013 increased 19% to $22.8 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, as compared with net income of $19.2 million, or $0.14 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2012. Adjusted net income per share for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 increased 26% to $0.29 versus adjusted net income per share of $0.23 for the quarter ended September 30, 2012.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2013, the company reported revenue of $1,632.7 million as compared with revenue of $1,469.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, an increase of 11%. Adjusted EBITDA for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 increased 7% to $407.0 million as compared with Adjusted EBITDA of $380.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012. Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 increased 23% to $85.3 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, as compared with net income of $69.1 million, or $0.50 per diluted share for the nine months ended September 30, 2012. Adjusted net income per share for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 increased 18% to $0.94 versus adjusted net income per share of $0.80 for the nine months ended September 30, 2012. Adjusted net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 excludes an $8.0 million net loss ($13.5 million pre-tax) due to costs incurred for processing vehicles damaged in Superstorm Sandy.

KAR’s Board of Directors also announced a cash dividend today of $0.25 per share on the company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on January 3, 2014, to stockholders of record as of the close of business on December 20, 2013.

Impact of Superstorm Sandy
In the first nine months of 2013, IAA incurred a pre-tax net loss of $13.5 million related to the processing of Superstorm Sandy vehicles.  This net loss has been excluded from Adjusted EBITDA in accordance with the definitions in our Credit Agreement.  These losses are net of auction services revenue realized upon the sale of the vehicles.  The significantly higher tow costs incurred in order to respond to the requirements of our customers, increased occupancy costs due to the leasing of temporary locations to process Superstorm Sandy vehicles and increased labor costs for the temporary work force brought into the New York and New Jersey area resulted in a net loss on the sale of the Superstorm Sandy vehicles.

2013 Outlook 
KAR Auction Services, Inc. continues to expect 2013 Adjusted EBITDA of $535 – $540 million. The company expects net income per share of $0.77 – $0.82, which includes $0.09 per share in profit interest expense, net of income taxes. Adjusted net income per share is expected to be $1.15 – $1.20.  Net income per share and adjusted net income per share assume an effective tax rate of approximately 42%.  2013 adjusted net income per share represents GAAP net income per diluted share excluding excess depreciation and amortization and stock-based compensation, both resulting from the 2007 merger, as well as Superstorm Sandy costs, all net of taxes.  Additionally, the company expects 2013 cash taxes of approximately $70 million, cash interest expense on corporate debt of approximately $78 million and capital expenditures of approximately $95 million. This would result in free cash flow before dividend payments of approximately $292 to $297 million or $2.08 – $2.12 per share.

Earnings Conference Call Information
KAR Auction Services, Inc. will be hosting an earnings conference call and webcast on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. EST (10:00 a.m. CST). The call will be hosted by KAR Auction Services, Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer Jim Hallett and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Eric Loughmiller. The conference call may be accessed by calling 1-888-516-2445 and entering participant passcode 615329 while the live web cast will be available at the investor relations section of www.karauctionservices.com. Supplemental financial information for KAR Auction Services’ third quarter 2013 results is available at the investor relations section of www.karauctionservices.com under the financial postings page.

A replay of the call will be available for two weeks via telephone starting approximately 30 minutes after the completion of the call. The replay may be accessed by calling 1-888-203-1112 and entering pass code 1560962. The archive of the web cast will also be available following the call and will be available at the investor relations section of www.karauctionservices.com for a limited time.

About KAR Auction Services, Inc.
KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is the holding company for ADESA, Inc. (ADESA), Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA) and Automotive Finance Corporation (AFC). ADESA is a leading provider of wholesale used vehicle auctions with 65 North American locations and its subsidiary OPENLANE provides a leading Internet automotive auction platform. Insurance Auto Auctions is a leading salvage vehicle auction company with 164 sites across the United States and Canada. Automotive Finance Corporation is a leading provider of floorplan financing to independent and franchise used vehicle dealers with 105 sites across the United States and Canada. Together, KAR Auction Services provides a unique, comprehensive, end-to-end solution for our customers’ remarketing needs. Visit karauctionservices.com for additional information.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements contained in this release include “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and which are subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties. In particular, statements made that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Words such as “should,” “may,” “will,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” and similar expressions identify forward- looking statements.  Such statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results projected, expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include those matters disclosed in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

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