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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report: August 25, 2008
(Date of earliest event reported)

Lithia Motors, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

Oregon    0-21789    93 - 0572810 
(State or Other Jurisdiction of    (Commission File    (IRS Employer 
Incorporation or Organization)    Number)    Identification No.) 

360 E. Jackson Street
Medford, Oregon 97501
(address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code

Not applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 5.02    Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; 
    Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangement of 
    Certain Officers. 

     (d) The Board of Directors expanded the board of directors to seven members and appointed William L. Glick as a director effective August 21, 2008. The board has determined Mr. Glick has no prior relationships with company or any of its executive officers and the board has further determined that Mr. Glick satisfies the independence requirement applicable to the Company. Mr. Glick will serve on the Corporate Governance Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee. A complete copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits. 
    (a)    Not applicable. 
    (b)    Not applicable. 
    (c)    Not applicable. 
    (d)    Exhibits. 
        Exhibit 99.1 


     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

            LITHIA MOTORS, INC. 
Date:    August 25, 2008    By:    /s/ Kenneth E. Roberts 
            Kenneth E. Roberts 
            Assistant Secretary