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Advance Auto Parts Celebrates Completion of Acquisition of General Parts International with NYSE Closing Bell® on Jan. 9


Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP), a leading provider of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items, led by CEO Darren Jackson, will visit the New York Stock Exchange and ring The Closing Bell® to celebrate the completion of the acquisition of General Parts International, Inc. (GPII). Members of Advance Auto Parts’ leadership team and senior leaders from GPII will join Mr. Jackson on the podium for the bell ringing.


GPII was a leading privately held distributor and supplier of original equipment and aftermarket replacement products for commercial markets operating under the CARQUEST and WORLDPAC brands.  Advance Auto Parts is now the largest automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, with annual sales of more than $9.3 billion, approximately 5,300 company-operated stores, more than 100 WORLDPAC locations, approximately 1,400 independently owned stores, and more than 70,000 Team Members across the U.S. and Canada.



Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

NYSE Security Checkpoint/Tent at corner of Exchange Place and Broad Street

3:30 p.m.            Media escorted into the building

4:00 p.m.            The Closing Bell rings


Media interested in covering the bell ringing MUST contact Judy Shaw at 212.656.4290 or 


Photos/B-roll/Closing Bell Footage:

Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285), Getty Images (646.613.4141), Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420) and European Press Agency (917.670.1323).  B-roll of the NYSE trading floor and The Closing Bell (starting at 3:56 p.m.) will be available via Encompass 4090 (Full HD) and Encompass 4009 (SD).  Media seeking footage via The Switch should contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483.



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About Advance Auto Parts

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items in the United States, serves both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets. As of December 28, 2013, the Company operated 4,049 stores in 39 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities, customer services, and online shopping for parts and accessories can be found on the Company’s website at (Source: Advance Auto Parts)