Press Release – Brian McGill promoted to VP and CIO

February 3rd, 2011

S.P. Richards Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Genuine Parts
(GPC:NYSE) and leading wholesale distributor of business and office supplies,
announced today…

Brian McGill promoted to Vice President and Chief Information Officer

McGill joined S.P. Richards Company as a programmer in 1987 and took on several
positions of increasing responsibility, most recently holding the title of Vice President,
Information Systems.

In his new role, McGill will oversee the organization’s entire IT infrastructure. He will
report to Chairman and CEO Wayne Beacham who said, “Brian has helped guide the
company through a number of key strategic initiatives during his career here at S.P.
Richards. He has an inherent understanding of our customers’ needs and has the
experience and skill set to help steer our future IT development efforts.”

McGill added, “I am excited for the opportunity to continue bringing innovative solutions
to our customers. We’re committed to developing and leveraging the right technology
tools to help our dealers compete and succeed in the marketplace.” McGill holds a
Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University.

S.P. Richards Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Genuine Parts Company
(GPC: NYSE), distributes a wide spectrum of business products to office products
resellers throughout the U.S. and Canada. These products include consumable
office supplies, office furniture, computer supplies, consumer electronics, cleaning
and breakroom supplies from all of the major industry manufacturers. S.P. Richards
Company markets several private label lines under the brand names of Lorell, Integra,
Sparco, Genuine Joe, Nature Saver, Compucessory, Elite Image and Business Source.
The company operates 44 Distribution Centers in the United States and Canada.

Genuine Parts Company is a distributor of automotive replacement parts in the U.S.,
Canada and Mexico. The Company also distributes industrial replacement parts in the
U.S. and Canada through its Motion Industries subsidiary. S. P. Richards Company,
the Office Products Group, distributes business products nationwide in the U.S. and in
Canada. The Electrical/Electronic Group, EIS, Inc., distributes electrical and electronic
components throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Genuine Parts Company had
2009 revenues of $10.1 billion.

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