AutoZone Recognizes Top Suppliers

AutoZone Recognizes Top Suppliers

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO),
the nation's leading retailer and a leading distributor of auto parts and
accessories, recognized Spectra Premium Industries as its Vendor of the Year
during the company's annual AutoZone Vendor Summit held in Tunica,

"Spectra has been a strong AutoZone supplier for over five years. During that
time they have collaborated with us to grow sales and improve productivity in
the categories they supply us," said Bill Rhodes, Chairman, President and CEO
of AutoZone.

AutoZone also recognized a special group of suppliers with the company's
prestigious Extra Miler Award. The Extra Miler award recognizes those
suppliers who have demonstrated above and beyond efforts for AutoZone and our
customers. Extra Miler winners were Bosch, IDQ, Kraco, Lozier Corporation,
Madix, Inc., PEX Automotive, Shell Lubricants, and Dorman Products, Inc.

"These Extra Miler suppliers set the standard for their innovative thinking,
category management skills, quality merchandise and commitment with AutoZone
to grow the business together," said Mark Finestone, Senior Vice President of

Additionally, WITTDTJR (What It Takes To Do The Job Right) Awards were given
to suppliers as recognition for taking the initiative to make sure our
AutoZoners and customers have what it takes to complete the job. WITTDTJR
award winners were Anchor Industries, Inc., BP Castrol, CRC Industries, Pilot
Automotive, Inc., Retail Insights LLC, Standard Motor Products, Inc., and

About AutoZone:

As of February 9, 2013, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals
and accessories through 4,735 AutoZone stores in 49 U.S. states plus the
District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and 334 stores in Mexico and one store in
Brazil for a total store count of 5,070.

AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive
replacement parts and accessories in the United States. Each store carries an
extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light
trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance
items, accessories, and non-automotive products.Many stores also have a
commercial sales program that provides commercial credit and prompt delivery
of parts and other products to local, regional and national repair garages,
dealers, service stations, and public sector accounts.AutoZone also sells the
ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software through
Additionally, we sell automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories,
non-automotive products and subscriptions to the ALLDATAdiy product through, accessories through and our commercial
customers can make purchases through AutoZone does not
derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.

         Ray Pohlman
         Brian Campbell

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