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AutoZone Announces Organizational Change

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) today announced that Albert "Al" Saltiel has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Marketing, Customer Satisfaction. Saltiel comes to AutoZone from Navistar International Corporation where he was Chief Marketing Officer and a key member of the leadership team. Saltiel has also been with Sony Electronics as General Manager, Marketing, and Ford Motor Company where he held multiple marketing roles.

Saltiel will report to Bill Rhodes, Chairman, President & CEO, Customer Satisfaction.

"Al has spent many years working in both business to business and business to consumer environments," said Rhodes. "His experiences at Navistar, Sony and Ford are well suited for this position and we are excited to welcome Al to AutoZone."

About AutoZone:

As of February 9, 2013, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 4,735 AutoZone stores in 49 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and 334 stores in Mexico and one store in Brazil for a total store count of 5,070.

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. AutoZone also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software through www.alldata.com. Additionally, we sell automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, non-automotive products and subscriptions to the ALLDATAdiy product through www.autozone.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.