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AutoZone Announces Organizational Changes

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) today announced that Rick Smith, Vice President Store Operations, will be promoted to Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Customer Satisfaction in January. "Rick has over 30 years of experience as a proven leader within AutoZone. We are very excited and fortunate to have Rick move back to Memphis and be part of our Executive Committee," said Bill Rhodes, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Additionally, Mike Womack, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Customer Satisfaction has made the decision to leave AutoZone at the end of December 2015, and return to his home state of Ohio. "I would like to thank Mike for his many contributions to our organization. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors," said Bill Rhodes, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

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 www.alldata.com. Additionally, we sell automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products through www.autozone.com, and accessories and performance parts through www.autoanything.com, and our commercial customers can make purchases through www.autozonepro.com. AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.

CONTACT: Media: Ray Pohlman 866-966-3017 ray.pohlman@autozone.com Financial: Brian Campbell 901 495-7005 brian.campbell@autozone.com

Source:AutoZone, Inc.