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John P. Bartlett, Jr. Named Chairman of the Board at Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance



SAN ANTONIO (February 14, 2011) – John P. Bartlett, Jr., CEO of Automotive Parts Headquarters (APH) in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, was installed as Chairman of the Alliance Board of Directors at the Group’s recent meeting in Miami. In his two-year term, Bartlett will work closely with the Board of Directors, Alliance headquarters staff, and other Alliance shareholders to shape strategy and set priorities for the Group. Bartlett has been at the helm of APH since 1976 and the company has been an active member of the Alliance since 1986.

“Continuously growing and developing the group is everyone’s responsibility at the Alliance,” said Bartlett. “A lot of critical support comes from our headquarters team in San Antonio, and our Board is extremely proactive and supportive. But our real strength is in our shareholders at large. I look forward to working with all of these constituencies in the coming years.”

In addition to his work on the Alliance Group Board of Directors, Bartlett has served as a member of the AWDA Board of Governors. He is also on the board of WACOSA, an organization that provides training and work opportunities for people with disabilities throughout central Minnesota.

About Automotive Parts Headquarters, Inc.
Automotive Parts Headquarters, Inc. (APH) is a third generation family- and employee-owned aftermarket auto parts distributor and store group serving Auto Value parts stores located in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Michigan. APH was established in 1920 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as National Bushing & Parts Company. During the 1960s, the Company formed a main office and distribution center in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Today, with its network of 77 corporate stores and 37 independent stores, APH employs more than 700 team members and is consistently ranked in the Top 20 auto parts store chains, according to Counterman Magazine. Visit http://www.autopartshq.com/for more information.

About Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper
Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper is part of Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, one of the largest auto parts distribution and marketing organizations in the world. As the source for quality parts and service for over 2,300 parts stores and over 2,900 certified service centers throughout North America, the Alliance prides itself on responding to the individual automotive needs of each customer and providing proven, quality service.

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