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Industry asked for opinion on Pendragon anti-competitive proposal

The Office of Fair Trading has approved Pendragon’s plan to sell eight dealerships to avoid anti-competition laws.

However, before the OFT makes its final decision, it is inviting interested parties to make their views known.

Pendragon said it could sell either a Pendragon or Reg Vardy dealership in four areas:

1. In west Yorkshire (Vauxhall), either Reg Vardy in Leeds or Reg Vardy in Castleford or Evans Halshaw in Wakefield

2. In central Scotland (Vauxhall), Reg Vardy in Motherwell.

3. In Hartlepool (Vauxhall), either Reg Vardy in Hartlepool or Evans Halshaw in Middlesborough

4. In Northamptonshire (Land Rover), either Stratstone in Luton, Reg Vardy in Milton Keynes or Stratstone in Aylesbury.

The OFT said: “The proposed undertakings offered by Pendragon are appropriate to remedy, mitigate or prevent the competition concerns.”

Representations tot eh OFT should be made in writing by 5pm on October 5 to the following address:

Mergers Branch
Office of Fair Trading
Fleetbank House
2-6 Salisbury Square
London EC4Y 8JX

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