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AutoZone Names Neotek Vendor of the Year

20:00 EDT 1 Jun 2015 | Globe Newswire

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO), the nation's leading retailer and a leading distributor of auto parts and accessories, recognized Neotek Corporation, Inc. as its Vendor of the Year during the company's annual AutoZone Vendor Summit held in Memphis, Tennessee.

"Neotek exemplifies an industry-leading vendor who delivers innovative products, packaging and supply chain execution," said Bill Rhodes, Chairman, President and CEO of AutoZone.

AutoZone also recognized a special group of suppliers with the company's prestigious Extra Miler Award.

"The Extra Miler Award recognizes those suppliers who have set a high standard for consistently working together with AutoZone to grow the business and strengthen customer loyalty," said Mark Finestone, Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Store Development. Extra Miler winners were Ali Industries, ITW Global Automotive, Johnson Controls, Motorcar Parts of America, Nickson Industries, Old World Industries, Premier Accessory Group, Spectra Premium Industries and Winplus.

Additionally, WITTDTJR (What It Takes To Do The Job Right) Awards were given to suppliers as recognition for taking the initiative to make sure AutoZoners and customers have what it takes to complete the job. WITTDTJR award winners were AVM Industries, Bell Automotive Products, Bosch Brake Components, Delphi Automotive, ETE Reman and Valvoline.

More than 500 vendors attended this year's Summit top review AutoZone's strategies, receive training and attend recognition activities. About AutoZone:

About AutoZone:

As of May 9, 2015, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 5,069 AutoZone stores in 49 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in the U.S., and 418 stores in Mexico and seven stores in Brazil and 18 IMC branches for a total count of 5,512.

AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. Each AutoZone store carries an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products.  Many stores also have a commercial sales program that provides commercial credit and prompt delivery of parts and other products to local, regional and national repair garages, dealers, service stations, and public sector accounts.  IMC branches carry an extensive line of OE quality import replacement parts. AutoZone also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software through www.alldata.com. Additionally, we sell automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products through www.autozone.com, and accessories and performance parts through www.autoanything.com, and our commercial customers can make purchases through www.autozonepro.com and www.imcparts.net. AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.

CONTACT: Media:
         Ray Pohlman
         866-966-3017
         ray.pohlman@autozone.com
         
         Financial:
         Brian Campbell
         901 495-7005
         brian.campbell@autozone.com

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