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AutoZone Announces Five-Year Agreement With JD Byrider

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) is pleased to announce a five-year supplier agreement with JD Byrider, making AutoZone the preferred vendor and “first call” for parts at JD Byrider’s 170 corporate- and franchised-owned dealer locations across the United States.

This agreement, built on a more than fifteen-year relationship with JD Byrider, demonstrates AutoZone’s growing presence as the superior parts supplier in the “Buy Here, Pay Here” industry and its growth in serving the dealer market.

“AutoZone has distinguished itself as a trusted partner to our commercial customers with our exceptional customer service,” says Phil Daniele, Senior Vice President, Commercial for AutoZone. “JD Byrider’s confidence in AutoZone’s products, service and dependability has led to this long-term agreement and maximizes their opportunity for further growth."

"Our team focuses on reconditioning a vehicle, not just repairing a vehicle,” says Tom Welter, Vice President of JD Byrider. “This relationship and access—combined with AutoZone’s understanding of our industry and the JDB business--offers huge benefits to our dealers and employees and helps ensure that our customers get the most reliable reconditioned vehicles on the road today."

About AutoZone:
As of November 21, 2015, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 5,163 AutoZone stores in 50 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in the U.S., and 442 stores in Mexico, 22 IMC branches and eight stores in Brazil for a total count of 5,635.

AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. Each AutoZone 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 original equipment 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 and www.imcparts.net. AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.

About JD Byrider:
J.D. Byrider is the largest franchise dealership network of its kind in the United States, with more than 168 locations in 34 states and more than 1 million customers served. J.D. Byrider was founded more than 25 years ago to help customers with credit challenges purchase and operate a quality used vehicle that has been serviced and reconditioned. A warranty or service agreement and low-cost on-site service and repairs are included with every vehicle to help keep customers on the road affordably. In addition, customers’ timely payments are reported to the credit bureaus to put them in a position to help improve their credit.


Contact Information: Financial: Brian Campbell at (901) 495-7005, brian.campbell@autozone.com Media: Ray Pohlman at (866) 966-3017, ray.pohlman@autozone.com

Source:Autozone, Inc