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Genuine Parts Company Announces Change To Virtual Shareholder Meeting

ATLANTA, April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) announced today that due to the emerging public health impact of the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) and to support the health and well-being of our employees, shareholders, and all our stakeholders, the Board has made the determination to change the 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Genuine Parts Company (the "Company") to a virtual only format. As previously announced, the Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Time, but shareholders will not be able to physically attend the meeting.

As described in the proxy materials for the Annual Meeting previously distributed, you are entitled to participate in the Annual Meeting if you were a shareholder as of the close of business on February 18, 2020, the record date. To be admitted to the virtual Annual Meeting at (Password: GPC2020), you must enter a valid control number found on your proxy card, notice of internet availability, or an email previously received from Computershare.  If you do not have a control number, you may access the meeting as a Guest.

Whether or not you plan to attend the Annual Meeting, we urge you to vote and submit your proxy in advance of the meeting as in past years by one of the methods described in the proxy materials for the Annual Meeting. The proxy card included with the proxy materials previously distributed will not be updated to reflect the change in location and may continue to be used to vote your shares in connection with the Annual Meeting. 

For detailed information, please review the definitive additional proxy materials for the Annual Meeting filed with Securities and Exchange Commission on or around today's date.

About Genuine Parts Company

Genuine Parts Company is a distributor of automotive replacement parts in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australasia, France, the U.K., Germany, Poland, the Netherlands and Belgium.  The Company also distributes industrial replacement parts in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australasia through its Industrial Parts Group.  S.P. Richards Company, the Business Products Group, distributes a variety of business products in the U.S.  Genuine Parts Company had 2019 revenues of $19.4 billion.  Further information is available at

SOURCE Genuine Parts Company

For further information: Carol B. Yancey, Executive Vice President and CFO - (678) 934-5044; Sidney G. Jones, Senior Vice President - Investor Relations - (678) 934-5628