Advance Auto Parts appoints Andi Karaboutis to the Board of Directors

– USA, VA – Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP), the largest automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serving both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers, today announced that Adriana “Andi” Karaboutis, who currently serves as Executive Vice President, Technology and Business Solutions of Biogen Idec (Biogen), has been elected to Advance’s Board of Directors. Ms. Karaboutis’ appointment will be effective on February 10, 2015.

“We are delighted to welcome Andi to our Board of Directors,” said John Brouillard, Chair of the Board for Advance Auto Parts. “Her experience and leadership align well with Advance’s strategic direction and goals. We look forward to her contributions to our Board and to Advance Auto Parts.”

Ms. Karaboutis joined Biogen in September 2014. Prior to joining Biogen, she served as Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer of Dell, Inc. and previously as Vice President of IT, Global Operations and Technology. Prior to joining Dell in 2010, Ms. Karaboutis spent over 20 years at General Motors Corporation and Ford Motor Company in various global IT and business operations leadership positions.

About Advance Auto Parts

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts, Inc., the largest automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serves both the professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. As of October 4, 2014 Advance operated 5,305 stores, 109 Worldpac branches, and served approximately 1,350 independently-owned Carquest branded stores in 49 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Canada. Advance employs approximately 75,000 Team Members.

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