Press Release – San Antonio location named SPR DC of the Year 2010

April 4th, 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…

San Antonio Distribution Center named SPR Distribution Center of the Year

S.P. Richards Company presented its San Antonio, Texas location the 2010 Distribution
Center of the Year award at the company’s recent National Sales Meeting. This honor
is awarded each year to the S.P. Richards distribution center that achieves the highest
combined results in a number of key performance metrics including service levels, order
accuracy, inventory accuracy, inventory turn, sales, profits and employee productivity.

Tim Gough, San Antonio Distribution Center General Manager during 2010, accepted
the award on behalf of all of the branch employees. “We have a special group of people
in our San Antonio facility”, said Gough. “They take tremendous pride in providing the
absolute best level of support for our customers.”

Rick Toppin, S.P. Richards Company President and COO, added, “The Distribution
Center of the Year is the most prestigious honor we award within our organization.
Every year the performance bar is raised and the San Antonio Distribution Center
team set the standard for excellence in 2010 against some worthy competition. We
congratulate all of our employees at the San Antonio Distribution Center.”

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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