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New York-Based Parts Authority Expands With Acquisition of Interamerican Motor Corporation

Parts Authority, headquartered in Lake Success, New York, one of the largest distributors of automotive and truck parts to the aftermarket auto parts industry throughout the United States, entered into an agreement to purchase Interamerican Motor Corporation from AutoZone, Inc.

IMC operates 26 locations across 9 states and is the second largest distributor of OE quality import replacement parts in the United States. “The IMC footprint expands Parts Authority into key new geographies of Florida, Texas, Northern California and the Pacific Northwest,” said Randy Buller President & CEO of Parts Authority.

"We are excited to add IMC to the Parts Authority platform. This acquisition is an expansion of our product offerings, customer touch points and geographies. The Company’s leadership in European replacement parts is a logical fit with Parts Authority’s current catalog," he said.

"We believe the expanded inventory depth of the combined organization will significantly benefit both IMC’s existing customer base as well as Parts Authority’s customers. In addition, as with any acquisition, we are most excited about bringing on great people. IMC’s management team and team members will add tremendous value to our organization and we are excited to welcome them into the Parts Authority family,” Buller added.

“Parts Authority’s culture of customer service, operational excellence and integrity combined with IMC's leadership in selling to the import segment creates an exciting growth platform”, said Kelly Mundt Vice President of Corporate Strategy of IMC. “This is a fantastic home for our team members.”

“While we believe IMC is a valuable asset and a leader in European and Asian branded replacement parts, the sale of IMC will allow AutoZone to focus on our core business.,” said Bill Rhodes AutoZone’s Chairman, President & CEO. ”We believe IMC will be better suited to a different ownership structure where they will get the time, attention and investments necessary to optimize their business model.”

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