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Press Release

Advance Auto Parts Names Elwyn Murray as Executive Vice President, Administration

ROANOKE, Va. April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) announced today that Elwyn Murray will join the Company effective April 18, 2005 as Executive Vice President, Administration. He will assume executive responsibility for the Company’s Information Technology, Logistics, and Corporate Purchasing departments and other administrative areas in the future. Mr. Murray also will join the Company’s Executive Committee.

“I am pleased to announce the addition of Elwyn to our team,” said Larry Castellani, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “His previous experience in his areas of responsibility and his business acumen will be strong assets in enhancing our Company’s execution and improvements in operating metrics for the long term.”

Mr. Murray will report to Mike Coppola, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Coppola will assume the Chief Executive Officer position on May 18th at the Company’s Annual Shareholders Meeting.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Murray most recently served as Senior Vice President of Store Operations for Food Lion, based in Salisbury, North Carolina, with whom he was employed for 16 years. He received both his Bachelor of Science in Business and Accounting and MBA from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

About Advance Auto Parts, Inc.

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va. Advance Auto Parts is the second largest retailer of automotive parts, accessories and maintenance items in the United States. At January 1, 2005, the Company had 2,652 stores in 39 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The Company serves both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets.

Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities, services, as well as on-line purchase of parts and accessories can be found on the Company’s web site at http://www.advanceautoparts.com.

SOURCE Advance Auto Parts, Inc.

CONTACT: Laurie Crawford of Advance Auto Parts, Inc. Direct:

Web site: http://www.advanceautoparts.com


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