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Kevin A. Peters Named Chief Executive Officer Of FleetPride, Inc.

Peters has been at Office Depot since 2007 where as President, North America he built this multi-channel business with P&L responsibility for retail stores, contract sales, direct mail and e-commerce in a highly competitive category.  While there he also improved the global supply chain and IT functions.  From 2002 to 2007, Peters was the Senior Vice President, Merchandising and Supply Chain at W.W. Grainger, Inc., responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of the company's product line, purchasing and global supply chain operations.  He led the largest product line expansion in company history and was the process leader responsible for North America's largest SAP implementation.  Prior to W.W. Grainger, he was at The Home Depot for 11 years, where he served as Vice President and General Manager, Home Depot Commercial Direct, the wholesale division for Home Depot Canada.  Peters received his BS degree in Business Administration from the University of La Verne in California and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

About FleetPride, Inc. FleetPride, Inc. ( www.fleetpride.com) — America's premier nationwide supplier of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts — operates over 250 locations in 45 states and carries a full line of nationally-recognized, brand-name parts, as well as an assortment of exclusive-brand parts. In addition, FleetPride offers in-house remanufactured products such as brake shoes and driveline components. Truck and trailer repair services are also offered at a number of locations.

About FleetCare by FleetPride FleetCare ( www.fleetcare.info) — FleetPride is proud to offer an exclusive partnership for qualified businesses through its FleetCare Truck Service Center program. In addition to FleetPride's 35 company-owned locations, the FleetCare network, with over 200 affiliate members, specializes in heavy-duty truck and trailer repair and maintenance, servicing all makes and models. FleetCare employs highly-trained technicians, provides brand-name parts, offers a nationwide parts warranty program and roadside assistance.

About TPG TPG is a leading global private investment firm founded in 1992 with $54.5 billion of assets under management and offices in San Francisco, Fort Worth, Austin, Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Melbourne, Moscow, Mumbai, New York, Paris, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.  TPG has extensive experience with global public and private investments executed through leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, spinouts, growth investments, joint ventures and restructurings.  The firm has a strong presence in the industrial, manufacturing and retail sectors.  Significant investments have included American Tire Distributors, Armstrong World Industries, Burger King, China Grand Auto, Ducati, Graphic Packaging, Grohe, J. Crew, Lenta, Neiman Marcus, Nexeo Solutions, Petco and Savers.  For more information visit www.tpg.com.

SOURCE FleetPride, Inc.

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