Thursday, March 16, 2006
Autobytel Inc. to Host Conference Call and Webcast to Introduce Jim Riesenbach, President and CEO

IRVINE, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Autobytel Inc. (Nasdaq:ABTL), a leading Internet automotive marketing services company, will hold a webcast conference call on March 20, 2006 at 2:00 PM (PST) to introduce Jim Riesenbach as the Company's new President and Chief Executive Officer.

The conference call will be webcast live on the Internet and will be archived within two hours of the end of the call for one quarter. Interested parties may access the conference call by visiting the investor relations section of the autobytel.com website at www.autobytel.com. Below is a direct link to the registration page.

http://www.irconnect.com/abtl/pages/conference.html

About Autobytel Inc.

Autobytel Inc. (Nasdaq:ABTL), a leading Internet automotive marketing services company, helps retailers sell cars and manufacturers build brands through marketing, advertising, data and CRM products and programs. It's estimated that every 7.5 seconds an American car shopper requests a vehicle through Autobytel, which owns and operates the automotive websites -- Autobytel.com, Autoweb.com, Carsmart.com, Car.com, AutoSite.com, Autoahorros.com, and CarTV.com. This automotive research and buying network reaches millions of car shoppers each month as they make their vehicle buying decisions, generating billions of dollars in sales for dealers. A leader in dealership customer management and CRM solutions, Autobytel also owns and operates AVV, Inc., a top provider of dealership CRM and sales management products, and Retention Performance Marketing, Inc., (RPM(R)), which powers dealerships with cutting-edge customer loyalty and retention marketing programs. Autobytel's AIC (Automotive Information Center) has been a trusted industry source of automotive marketing data and technology for nearly 24 years. Autobytel Inc. is the only company to achieve top rankings for both its lead management and lead generation services among the nation's top-100 Internet dealers.

Autobytel Inc.
Jennifer Klein (Investors), 949-862-136
jenniferkl@autobytel.com
or
Melanie Webber (Media), 949-862-3023
melaniew@autobytel.com

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