Genuine Parts Company Marks 58th Consecutive Year Of Increased Dividends And Announces Officer Changes

 Genuine Parts Company Marks 58th Consecutive Year Of Increased Dividends And
                          Announces Officer Changes

- Dividend for 2014 Increased by 7% -

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Feb. 18, 2014

ATLANTA, Feb.18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC)
announced today a 7% increase in the regular quarterly cash dividend for
2014. The Board of Directors of the Company, at its February 17, 2014 Board
meeting, increased the cash dividend payable to an annual rate of $2.30 per
share compared with the previous dividend of $2.15 per share. The quarterly
cash dividend of fifty-seven and one-half cents ($.575) per share is payable
April 1, 2014 to shareholders of record March 7, 2014. GPC has paid a cash
dividend every year since going public in 1948, and 2014 marks the 58^th
consecutive year of increased dividends paid to shareholders.

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Genuine Parts Company also announced today that Bruce Clayton has informed
management of his plan to retire as Senior Vice President of Human Resources
for the Company, effective April 1, 2014. Accordingly, the Board of Directors
elected James R. Neill to replace Mr. Clayton as Senior Vice President of
Human Resources upon his retirement. Currently, Mr. Neill serves as Senior
Vice President of Employee Development and HR Services for the Company.

Tom Gallagher, Chairman and CEO of Genuine Parts Company, commented, "We want
to thank Bruce Clayton for the tremendous leadership he has provided us during
his 18 years of service to the Company. Bruce has been extremely valuable to
our management team and we wish him the very best for the future."

Mr. Gallagher added, "We also want to welcome Jim Neill to this important
role. Before joining the GPC Corporate Human Resources organization last
year, Jim served in a variety of human resources roles over his long and
distinguished career. This includes seven years at Motion Industries, our
industrial distribution company, most recently as the Senior Vice President of
Human Resources. Jim is the right person for this position and we look
forward to his many future contributions."

Genuine Parts Company plans to release Fourth Quarter and Year-End Earnings
later this morning. Management will also conduct a conference call at 11:00
a.m. Eastern time. The public may access the call on the Company's website,
www.genpt.com, by clicking "Investor Services", or by dialing
877-331-5106.The conference ID is 39491974. If you are unable to
participate during the call, a replay of the call will be available on the
Company's website or toll-free at 855-859-2056, ID 39491974, two hours after
the completion of the conference call until 12:00 a.m. Eastern time on March
5, 2014.

About Genuine Parts Company

Genuine Parts Company is a distributor of automotive replacement parts 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 Canada. The Electrical/Electronic
Group, EIS, Inc., distributes electrical and electronic components throughout
the U.S., Canada and Mexico.



SOURCE Genuine Parts Company

Website: http://www.genpt.com
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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