Senior Vice President of Stores, Jim Griffith, Announces His Retirement

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) today announced that Jim Griffith, Senior Vice President, Store Operations, Customer Satisfaction has made the decision to retire from AutoZone early next year. Jim joined AutoZone in 1987 as a part timer and has held several positions in Store Operations, including Store Manager, District Manager, Regional Manager, and Vice President of Stores. Jim spent seven years leading the Store Development team and since 2015, Jim has successfully led our Store Operations team as the Senior Vice President.

“I would like to thank Jim for his many contributions to our organization over the last thirty years,” said Bill Rhodes, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “While we will certainly miss Jim and his contributions, he has developed strong leaders who are prepared to lead this organization to continued success well into the future. We wish Jim and his wife, Becky, all the best in retirement and their future endeavors.”

"It's been a fantastic experience over the past thirty years,” said Griffith. “AutoZone is truly a unique and incredible organization driven by our strong culture, exceptional leadership and the dedication and passion of AutoZoners who put customers first every day. I'm extremely proud of the results we've delivered and the progress we've made. I know the team is well-positioned for continued success in the future.”

About AutoZone:

As of November 18, 2017, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 5,480 AutoZone stores in 50 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in the U.S., and 529 stores in Mexico, 26 IMC branches and 14 stores in Brazil for a total count of 6,049.

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

Contact Information:

Media: Ray Pohlman, 866-966-3017,

Financial: Brian Campbell, 901-495-7005,

Source:AutoZone, Inc.