Press Release – S.P. Richards host MPS Executive Forum

February 23rd, 2011

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

S.P. Richards host MPS Executive Forum

S.P. Richards Company recently hosted a Managed Print Services (MPS) Executive
Forum in Atlanta. This new dealer forum for discussion and idea exchange was the first
in what will become an ongoing series of meetings that will be held quarterly in different
regions of the country.

“The purpose of these meetings is to foster a network for independent dealers to share
best practices and benchmarks in their development and implementation of a Managed
Print Services program with their customers”, stated Kimberly Dumont, SPR VP of
Technology Products & Services. “We view MPS as crucial to the future success of
independent dealers looking to maintain and grow their ink and toner business. It’s
important that we facilitate dealers getting involved and our PrintSmart™ program
provides dealers a flexible approach to getting started.”

Dealers attending the forum left with a more in-depth understanding of MPS and an
excitement to increase their ink and toner volume with the PrintSmart™ program. “I
found the forum to be both informative and worthwhile” stated Jim Entwistle, co-owner,
Village Office Supply. “PrintSmart is a program our dealership can utilize to not only
defend our business but increase our ink and toner business.”

Dealers should contact their local SPR Sales Representative or Jennifer Huckeba at for information on Managed Print Services and details on how to get
started with the PrintSmart™ MPS program.

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
2010 revenues of $11.2 billion.

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