Pep Boys Appoints Chris Adams Senior Vice President - Store Operations

Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:15pm EST

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PHILADELPHIA--(Business Wire)--
The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE: PBY), the nation`s leading automotive
aftermarket service and retail chain, announced the appointment of Chris Adams
as Senior Vice President - Store Operations. Mr. Adams will lead our 19,000+
associates serving customers in more than 700 Pep Boys locations. Mr. Adams is
expected to start with Pep Boys in early March 2013. 

Since 2010, Mr. Adams has served as Chief Operating Officer of CarGroup Holdings
LLC d/b/a, where he was responsible for launching the U.S.
operations of the successful U.K.-based car-buying service. Mr. Adams began his
career at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, where he progressed from a management trainee
to becoming one of the executives selected to open up and lead Enterprise`s U.K.
operations. In between his tenures at Enterprise and CarGroup Holdings, Mr.
Adams served as Chief Operating Officer of The BabyPlus Company, a manufacturer
and distributor of a prenatal education system, and Holland Partners, a
developer and manager of multifamily communities. 

Mike Odell, President & Chief Executive Officer, said, "Chris has a proven track
record of delivering world-class customer service, having cut his teeth rising
up through the ranks of Enterprise Rent-A-Car. He will be responsible for
leading a cultural change in our stores from transactional- to
relationship-based customer service. Chris is very well-rounded and uniquely
qualified to lead our associates and set the tone for delivering great customer
experiences across all Pep Boys locations." 

About Pep Boys

Since 1921, Pep Boys has been the nation`s leading automotive aftermarket chain.
With more than 7,000 service bays in more than 700 locations in 35 states and
Puerto Rico, Pep Boys offers name-brand tires; automotive maintenance and
repair; parts and expert advice for the Do-It-Yourselfer; commercial auto parts
delivery; and fleet maintenance and repair. Customers can find the nearest
location by calling 1-800-PEP-BOYS (1-800-737-2697) or by visiting 

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Forward-looking statements include management`s expectations regarding
implementation of its long-term strategic plan, future financial performance,
automotive aftermarket trends, levels of competition, business development
activities, future capital expenditures, financing sources and availability and
the effects of regulation and litigation. Although the Company believes that the
expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on
reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be
achieved. The Company`s actual results may differ materially from the results
discussed in the forward-looking statements due to factors beyond the control of
the Company, including the strength of the national and regional economies,
retail and commercial consumers` ability to spend, the health of the various
sectors of the automotive aftermarket, the weather in geographical regions with
a high concentration of the Company`s stores, competitive pricing, the location
and number of competitors` stores, product and labor costs and the additional
factors described in the Company`s filings with the SEC. The Company assumes no
obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements that become untrue
because of subsequent events.

Pep Boys
Sanjay Sood, 215-430-9105

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