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Advance Auto Parts Announces Organizational Changes

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June 20, 2014—Advance Auto Parts Inc. announced Wednesday several large organizational changes to take place between 2014–2015 as part of its ongoing integration with General Parts International.

As part of the changes, the company will organize its corporate operations around two Store Support Centers in the southeastern U.S., utilizing its Roanoke, Vir., and Raleigh, N.C., offices, and reorganize several corporate functions between those locations.

Advance also announced plans to close its Minnesota office in September 2015, and consolidate its California Bay Area e-business teams to its Newark, Calif., location, which also serves as the headquarters for Worldpac. That move would take place this summer.

“We continue to make progress in our integration of General Parts International.  Today’s announcement is the next step in those efforts as we work to enable an efficient and effective corporate team that best utilizes the strengths of both organizations and positions our company for continued profitable growth,” said Darren R. Jackson, chief executive officer. “These changes will provide increased support to our field, commercial and store teams; strengthen collaboration among corporate team members; facilitate more efficient decision making and enhance our ability to serve customers.”

The transition of corporate functions to the Southeastern U.S. locations will happen gradually over the next 12 to 18 months. After the organizational changes, the Roanoke location will have about 1,600 employees and the Raleigh office will employ about 600.

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