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Genuine Parts Company Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend

ATLANTA, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --The Board of Directors of Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of forty-nine and one-half cents ($.495) per share on the Company's common stock.

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The dividend is payable July 2, 2012 to shareholders of record June 8, 2012.

About Genuine Parts Company

Genuine Parts Company is a distributor of automotive replacement parts in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The Company also distributes industrial replacement parts in the U.S., Canada and Mexico through its Motion Industries subsidiary. S. P. Richards Company, the Office Products Group, distributes business products nationwide in the U.S. and in Canada. The Electrical/Electronic Group, EIS, Inc., distributes electrical and electronic components throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Genuine Parts Company had 2011 revenues of $12.5 billion.

SOURCE Genuine Parts Company

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Genuine Parts's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.