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Advance Announces New Exec. VP, CFO

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Oct. 5, 2016—Advance Auto Parts Inc. has appointed Thomas Okray as its new executive vice president and CFO, effective Oct. 31. Okray will succeed Mike Norona, who will remain with the company as an advisor until the end of the year.

Okray brings with him over 25 years of experience in finance, operations and supply chain. Most recently, Mr. Okray served as vice president, finance, global customer fulfillment at Amazon, where he was the finance lead overseeing the optimization of key elements of Amazon’s Global Fulfillment Network.

“On behalf of the entire executive team, we are delighted to welcome Tom to the Advance team,” said Tom Greco, president and CEO. “Tom brings deep experience in finance, with a particular focus on leading the finance function in helping to drive efficient supply chain operations. Importantly, Tom is very familiar with a supply chain that must respond rapidly to online demand. This will be increasingly critical to accelerating our growth at Advance going forward. Tom’s strong track record as a proven and respected leader within Fortune 100 companies like Amazon and GM, and his passion for success, make him the ideal person to lead our finance function.”

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