Genuine Parts Company Announces Three Acquisitions

              Genuine Parts Company Announces Three Acquisitions

- Industrial Group Completes Commercial Solutions Acquisition -

- EIS Acquires Specialty Wire and Cable Distributor -

- S. P. Richards Acquires Food Service and Jan/San Distributor -

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Feb. 3, 2014

ATLANTA, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC)
announced today three acquisitions for its Industrial, Electrical/Electronic
and Office Groups.

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Effective January 31, 2014, Motion Industries (Canada), Inc. ("Motion
Canada"), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company's Industrial
Group, Motion Industries ("Motion"), completed the acquisition of all of the
issued and outstanding common shares of Commercial Solutions Inc. ("CSI"), as
previously announced on December 2, 2013. CSI (TSX: CSA), headquartered in
Edmonton, Alberta, is one of Canada's leading independent national
distributors of industrial supplies, including bearings and power transmission
products, complete solutions for drilling rigs and industrial and safety
supplies. Its customers represent a broad cross-section of industries and are
served from 22 locations across Canada and one in the U.S. The Company
expects the acquired business to generate approximately $100 million in annual
revenues.

Effective February 1, 2014, EIS, the Company's Electrical/Electronic Material
Group, closed on the acquisition of the assets of Electro-Wire, Inc.
("Electro-Wire"). Headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, Electro-Wire is a
leading North American distributor and contract manufacturer of specialty wire
and cable products with four locations in the United States and primarily
serving the telecom and transit markets. The Company expects the acquired
business to generate annual revenues of approximately $100 million.

Finally, S. P. Richards, the Company's Office Products Group, has acquired the
assets of Garland C. Norris Company, Inc. ("GCN"), also effective February 1,
2014. Headquartered in Apex, North Carolina, GCN is a regional wholesale
distributor of Food Service Disposables and Janitorial and Cleaning supplies.
The Company expects the acquired business to generate approximately $35
million in annual revenues.

Tom Gallagher, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Genuine Parts Company,
stated, "We are pleased to have closed on the acquisition of CSI, as we
believe they provide Motion with significant growth opportunities across
Canada. Likewise, the addition of Electro-Wire and GCN better positions EIS
and S. P. Richards, respectively, for future growth. Electro-Wire strengthens
the specialty wire and cable capabilities at EIS, and GCN serves to further
diversify S. P. Richards' product offering into complementary, adjacent
markets. We want to welcome these fine organizations to the GPC family and we
look forward to the contributions they will make to our Company in the years
ahead."

Forward Looking Statements

Some statements in this report, as well as in other materials we file with the
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)or otherwise release to the public
and in materials that we make available on our website, constitute
forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbor provisions of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Senior officers may
also make verbal statements to analysts, investors, the media and others that
are forward-looking. Forward-looking statements may relate, for example, to
future operations, prospects, strategies, financial condition, economic
performance (including growth and earnings), industry conditions and demand
for our products and services. The Company cautions that its forward-looking
statements involve risks and uncertainties, and while we believe that our
expectations for the future are reasonable in view of currently available
information, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on our
forward-looking statements. Actual results or events may differ materially
from those indicated as a result of various important factors. Such factors
may include, among other things, slowing demand for the Company's products,
changes in general economic conditions, including, unemployment, inflation or
deflation, high energy costs, uncertain credit markets and other
macro-economic conditions, the ability to maintain favorable vendor
arrangements and relationships, disruptions in our vendors' operations,
competitive product, service and pricing pressures, the Company's ability to
successfully implement its business initiatives in each of its four business
segments, the Company's ability to successfully integrate its acquired
businesses, the uncertainties and costs of litigation, as well as other risks
and uncertainties discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for
2012 and from time to time in the Company's subsequent filings with the SEC.

Forward-looking statements are only as of the date they are made, and the
Company undertakes no duty to update its forward-looking statements except as
required by law. You are advised, however, to review any further disclosures
we make on related subjects in our subsequent Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K and other
reports to the SEC.

About Genuine Parts Company

Genuine Parts Company is a distributor of automotive replacement parts and
accessories in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australasia. 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 2012 revenues of $13.0 billion.

SOURCE Genuine Parts Company

Contact: Carol B. Yancey, Executive Vice President and CFO - (770) 612-2044;
Sidney G. Jones, Vice President-Investor Relations - (770) 818-4628
 
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