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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) October 6, 2003
AUTO PARTS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of||(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer|
|incorporation or organization)||Identification No.)|
|5673 Airport Road, Roanoke, Virginia||24012|
|(Addressof Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code (540) 362-4911
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report).
INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE REPORT
|Item 5.||Other Events and Regulation FD Disclosure.|
On October 6, 2003, Advance Auto Parts, Inc., or Advance, issued a press release announcing that after 2003 Western Auto Supply Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advance, will no longer supply merchandise and services to its wholesale distribution network of 304 Western Auto dealers and 44 other independent retailers. Advance will report results from its wholesale segment, which consists solely of the wholesale distribution network, as discontinued operations beginning in the fourth quarter of 2003 and will change its presentation of historical results to reflect this decision. Advance acquired Western Auto Supply Company in 1998, which included 535 Parts America stores that were converted to Advance Auto Parts stores and the wholesale distribution network. The press release is incorporated herein to this Form 8-K by this reference and a copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
|Item 7.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1 Press Release of Advance Auto Parts, Inc., dated October 6, 2003.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|ADVANCE AUTO PARTS, INC.|
|Date October 7, 2003||/s/ JEFFREY T. GRAY|
|Jeffrey T. Gray|
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
|* Print name and title of the signing officer under his signature.|
|99.1||Press Release of Advance Auto Parts, Inc., dated October 6, 2003.|