Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP), a leading retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items, today announced that on Thursday, December 1, executives and guests of Advance Auto Parts, Inc. will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to mark the Company’s 10 th anniversary of trading on the NYSE. Advance Auto Parts, Inc. began trading on the NYSE on November 29, 2001. To mark the occasion, Chief Executive Officer Darren R. Jackson will ring The Closing Bell. “This anniversary is a proud moment in Advance’s rich history and I would like to thank our 52,000 Team Members for their contributions to our success as a public company and their dedication to serving our customers,” said Jackson. “Our intense focus on our Company values and our promise, Service is our best part, combined with strong industry dynamics have allowed us to grow our business and profitability as reflected in our compounded annual growth rate of 11% in sales and 21% growth in our operating income and our achievement of a record return on invested capital of 18.8% since being listed. Over the next ten years we will continue to be focused on and reap the rewards of running the business with consistency and excellence.” Contact: Media interested in covering the Closing Bell at the NYSE MUST contact Annmarie Gioia at 212.656.5437 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Photo/Video: Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285) and Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420). The Closing Bell® (starting at 3:55 p.m.) feed is available via Ascent loop #4009. Media seeking footage via The Switch should contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483. About Advance Auto Parts Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items in the United States, serves both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets. As of October 8, 2011, the Company operated 3,645 stores in 39 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities, customer services, and online shopping for parts and accessories can be found on the Company’s website at www.AdvanceAutoParts.com.