Genuine Parts Company Completes Acquisition of BC Bearing

Genuine Parts Company announced today that its Industrial Parts Group, Motion Industries, has completed the acquisition of the North American assets of BC Bearing (BC Bearing and US Bearings), effective March 1, 2010. The Company had previously announced the pending agreement to acquire these assets on December 21, 2009. The Company will no longer be acquiring the assets of Norcan Fluid Power.

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BC Bearing, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, is a bearing and power transmission distributor with operations throughout western Canada and the northwestern U.S. The Company expects the acquired business to generate annual revenues of approximately $155 million (CDN).

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Forward-looking statements are only as of the date they are made, and the Company undertakes no duty to update its forward-looking statements except as required by law. You are advised, however, to review any further disclosures we make on related subjects in our Forms 10-Q, Form 10-K, Form 8-K and other reports to the SEC.

About Genuine Parts Company

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 Canada. The Electrical/Electronic Group, EIS, Inc., distributes electrical and electronic components throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Genuine Parts Company had 2009 revenues of $10.1 billion.

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