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CarMax opened its first store in Springfield, Illinois

Company Celebrates with Community Donations

RICHMOND, Virginia, 2016-May-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, officially opened its first store in Springfield, Illinois, located at 2531 Chuckwagon Drive. The store is approximately 8,000 square feet, occupies more than 3 acres and stocks more than 140 used vehicles.

In celebration of the Springfield store opening, CarMax donated $2,500 to the Central Illinois Food Bank. Springfield CarMax associates selected this nonprofit for its mission to distribute approximately 8.5 million pounds of food to more than 150 food pantries, soup kitchens, residential programs and after-school programs in the region.

The CarMax Foundation also is providing a $5,000 grant to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Illinois. This grant will support the “Reading Partners” program to help improve reading proficiency for camp participants. This grant also came at the recommendation of Springfield CarMax associates.

“CarMax is a company that truly cares about the communities where its associates live and work and actively seeks out ways to get involved locally,” said Brenda Basile, location general manager of the Springfield CarMax. “As a native of Illinois, I could not be more thrilled to be back in my home state and introduce the simple and seamless CarMax experience to Springfield.”

CarMax was founded more than 20 years ago to fundamentally change the way car buying is done. We make the process more ethical, fair and transparent by offering a no-haggle, no-hassle experience and an incredible selection of CarMax Quality Certified vehicles. In addition, we stand behind our vehicles with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee and a 30-Day Limited Warranty. CarMax customers can shop for nearly every make and model at our stores or online at, with prices clearly listed for each of our nearly 50,000 vehicles nationwide. CarMax also takes the hassle out of selling your car by offering fast, commitment free appraisals – we’ll buy your car, even if you don’t buy ours. Shopping at CarMax is truly the way car buying should be.

About CarMax
CarMax, a member of the FORTUNE 500 and the S&P 500, and on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for 12 consecutive years, is the nation’s largest retailer of used vehicles. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, CarMax currently operates 159 superstores in 79 markets. The CarMax consumer offer features low, no-haggle prices, a broad selection of CarMax Quality Certified used vehicles, and superior customer service. During the 12 months ending February 29, 2016, the company retailed 619,936 used cars and sold 394,437 wholesale vehicles at our in-store auctions. For more information, access the CarMax website at

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Lindsey Duke, CarMax Public Relations,
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