AutoZone Announces Organizational Changes

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) today announced the following organizational changes, effective immediately:

Phil Daniele, Vice President, Commercial Support, promoted to Senior Vice President, Commercial

Bill Hackney, Vice President, Merchandise Pricing & Analysis, promoted to Senior Vice President, Merchandising

Jim Griffith, Vice President, Store Development promoted to Senior Vice President, Store Operations

Rod Halsell, Vice President, Distribution promoted to Senior Vice President, Supply Chain

"Each of these AutoZoners has worked in multiple areas across the Company which has provided them with a wealth of knowledge. Additionally, they each have a minimum of 22 years of AutoZone experience so they have a deep understanding of our culture, customers and businesses," said Bill Rhodes, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are fortunate to have them as part of our senior leadership team."

About AutoZone:

As of August 29, 2015, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 5,141 AutoZone stores in 49 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in the U.S., and 441 stores in Mexico and seven stores in Brazil and 20 IMC branches for a total count of 5,609.

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. IMC branches carry an extensive line of OE quality import replacement parts. AutoZone also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software through Additionally, we sell automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products through, and accessories and performance parts through, and our commercial customers can make purchases through AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.

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Source:AutoZone, Inc.